In-Office Dental Technology
Our office is a modern facility which provides access to many of the most advanced dental technologies available. We regularly invest in proven new technologies to ensure our patients receive the most modern and effective treatment. In addition, using the most advanced technology allows Dr. Adler to provide you with optimal levels of precision, safety and comfort every time you visit our Boulder dental office.
This page will provide you with a basic overview of the dental technology used at Adler Advanced Dentistry. You can learn more by speaking with us in person. Please call today to schedule an appointment.
- Digital X-Rays
- Laser Dentistry
- Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System
- 3D Dental Imaging System
- Digital Imaging to Preview Your New Smile
- CEREC -- Dental Crowns in a Single Visit
- Laser Scanners for Early Cavity Detection
- Intra-Oral Cameras
- Myotronics Diagnostic Equipment for TMJ Issues
- Metal Free Dentistry
- Contact our Boulder Dentist
Dental x-rays have been "good enough" in the past, but with today's modern dentistry technology a more accurate diagnosis is required. Enter the digital x-ray. Because of fluoridated water, tooth enamel has become much harder and decay-resistant. This is a good thing for your overall oral health. However, it also makes decay much harder to detect. Often the decay does not even show up on a traditional x-ray.
Adler Advanced Dentistry's digital x-rays provide:
- Clearer, high accuracy images
- Accurate diagnosis
- Detection of leaks and/or fractures in existing fillings
- Prevention of major damage due to early detection
- Reduction in the likelihood of major dental procedures due to early detection
Digital x-ray technology produces up to 90% less radiation than earlier methods. In addition, there's no "waiting for the x-ray to develop." Extremely accurate pictures are available instantly and stored on computer where they will always be available.
Laser dentistry technology has resulted in dental procedures that are less invasive, less painful and more precise. Adler Advanced Dentistry incorporates laser dentistry in four main ways:
- Advanced Dental Hygiene: Soft tissue dental lasers are used to decontaminate the gums before cleaning. The laser energy effectively reduces bacteria harbored in your gums, which is what causes gum disease.
- Gum Disease Treatment: Soft tissue dental lasers painlessly vaporize the infected tissue associated with advanced gum disease. This also encourages the growth of new tissue.
- Gum Recontouring: Soft tissue dental lasers can also precisely vaporize select areas of gum tissue to reshape the gum line to be more even. For people with a gummy smile, this can be a great option to reveal more of your teeth and less gum tissue in your smile.
- Herpetic Lesions and Cold Sores: State-of-the-art lasers remove these problem tissues.
Laser dentistry provides you with a variety of benefits, including:
- Elimination of bleeding
- Painless treatment
- Elimination of incisions and stitches
- Prevents surrounding tissue of the targeted area from being affected by your treatment
Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System
Localized anesthetic is necessary for a number of general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. However, the traditional method of delivery – multiple shots – can create its own discomfort and may even increase anxiety in people prone to dental phobia.
At Adler Advanced Dentistry, we strive to improve both guest experience and outcomes. In line with this goal, we are pleased to offer the Anutra local anesthetic delivery system, which is designed to minimize discomfort and greatly enhance patients’ overall experience.
The Anutra system utilizes a unique buffering system to neutralize the acidity of localized anesthetic. This process allows Dr. Adler to more quickly and efficiently deliver anesthetic for increased guest comfort. Not only is numbing faster, it is also stronger and more reliable, allowing for a shorter procedure time as well.
With the Anutra system, precisely measured doses of lidocaine and epinephrine are sent to a buffering unit via a patented dispenser. Once buffered, the neutralized solution is administered with Anutra’s specially designed syringe in a single dose, eliminating the pain and anxiety that can be caused by multiple needle pokes. Optimized in diameter and length, this syringe provides our dentists with increased control over needle depth, working synergistically to enhance guest experience.
3D Dental Imaging System
We're pleased to announce the acquisition of a new and advanced 3D imaging system. The NewTom VGi dental 3D imaging system is now available to patients on site in our Boulder, Colorado office. Three dimensional dental images show much more than simple "flat" x-rays. This advanced technology provides more complete visual information to study dental cases from every angle.
Digital Imaging to Preview Your New Smile
Wonder what changes to request for your smile makeover? Digital imaging allows us to show you what can be done with your teeth and smile before you even start treatment. Computer images of your teeth and gums can be shaped, replaced, added or lightened, showing you what your new smile will look like. It's exciting to actually see the end result of your desired treatment and get a clearer expectation of what your new smile will look like.
CEREC – Dental Crowns in a Single Visit
Dr. Adler is pleased to offer dental crowns made with CEREC, a highly precise computer milling machine that makes crowns right in the office. The process can be completed in about an hour. No more temporaries, additional visits, or crowns that don't seem to fit right. Even though CEREC dental crowns are convenient and aesthetically desirable, it doesn't mean you have to give up function. These modern restorations dramatically reduce cracking, reducing the likelihood of needing future root canal treatment.
Due to the custom design and precise fit, CEREC restorations are bonded to the tooth with the optimum strength available. We are pleased to be one of the first dental practices in the Boulder region to offer dental crowns with the CEREC machine. If you have ever had a crown installed the traditional way, we are sure you will notice the difference.
Laser Scanners for Early Cavity Detection
If you are like most of us, you've had your dentist find a cavity, place a rather large filling, and wondered why the filling is so large if the cavity wasn't there just six months before. The answer is that the cavity was there six months before. It just wasn't big enough to show on x-rays, and it wasn't visible to the dentist yet. Our state-of-the-art laser scanner finds cavities years earlier, when the ultra-small cavity can be removed and repaired with a small invisible bonded filling.
Dr. Adler works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways he brings this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth.
You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision.
Myotronics Diagnostic Equipment for TMJ Issues
Do you have clicking or popping in your jaw? Dr. Adler is proud to be one of the few dentists in the country to have been extensively trained in an exciting new field of dentistry called neuromuscular dentistry. These treatment procedures have helped thousands of patients who have been labeled by other health professionals as "difficult cases." Patients who have experienced a wide variety of symptoms and have sought treatment from physicians, chiropractors and neurologists have finally found relief with neuromuscular dentistry.
Dr. Adler uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment from Myotronics to develop a customized treatment plan that restores a properly aligned bite and addresses a wide range of painful TMJ issues, including:
- Migraine headaches
- Difficulty swallowing
- Jaw pain
- Worn teeth
- An uncomfortable bite
- Head, neck or shoulder pain
- Clicking and popping of the jaw joint
- Limited jaw mobility
Metal Free Dentistry
For years, silver-mercury amalgam was the standard filling material used in dental practices, and many dentists still use it. Amalgams have certain shortcomings:
- Metal does not bond well to teeth so decay can and does eventually leak into the tooth
- There's a higher incidence of tooth fracture related to silver-mercury restorations since metal expands and contracts with changes in temperature
- Metal fillings are less attractive than tooth-colored fillings, and many people just don't want an ugly black plug in their teeth
We offer modern, state-of-the-art restorations that are a natural looking white, contain no metals and can actually strengthen your teeth. They form an incredibly strong bond your tooth, so there is much less chance of decay in the future.
Contact our Boulder Dentist
Please contact Adler Advanced Dentistry using the form on this page or call today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in the Boulder, Colorado area.