At Edward A. Walker DDS
of Temecula, California, we care about patients' comfort and the overall dental experience, so we strive to provide high-quality dentistry in a relaxing environment. We have invested in technology that makes coming to the dentist a pleasant experience and we are constantly updating products and materials by being continually educated on the newest procedures.
Electric High-Speed Handpieces
Electric high-speed handpieces may seem like a small amenity and one you may not even be aware of, but they are a behind-the-scenes element that will make your dental visit much more comfortable. They are quiet and much less irritating and they provide precision and less vibration.
A new system of taking X-rays, digital radiography reduces radiation by as much as 80 percent. With this new technology, dentist and patient will watch images come up on a computer screen seconds after the X-ray is taken. The images will be higher resolution than film images and will be stored and used for many areas of evaluation. The chemical waste associated with film processing will be eliminated. Most significantly, patients will be exposed to one-tenth the X-ray dosage typically delivered today.
Zoom! One-Hour Teeth Whitening
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. With Zoom! Teeth Whitening (as seen on ABC's Extreme Makeovers,) you can have whiter, brighter teeth in one appointment. This innovative procedure allows us to make quick, smooth strides in creating new smiles immediately. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to 8 shades.
Tens Machine and Tek Scan
These technologies are essential in cosmetic dentistry, particularly in full mouth restoration. It is very important in cosmetic dentistry to find the position of the jaw at optimum position. Occlusion refers to the way the teeth mesh together. Problems with proper meshing can lead to pain in the teeth, muscles and TMJ, fractured teeth and restorations, and the pathological grinding of the teeth called bruxism.
In our office, we have an instrument called the Tek Scan, a computerized bite analysis instrument, which allows us to be extremely concise in adjusting bite relations. Unlike the typical carbon-type bite checking paper, which only shows where a contact is, the Tek Scan identifies the contact through the computer on a real-time basis, showing the bite force intensity of each contact throughout the mouth in 0.1-second intervals. This allows us to adjust the occlusion and provide a level of restorative service, functionally balancing tooth, periodontal support, and muscular activity, with a degree of precision never before attainable.
Contact our dental office today in Temecula, California today. You can view our location and contact information by clicking here. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and many other dental services. You can learn more about our dental services on our General/Cosmetic Dentistry page by clicking here.