At Hamilton Town Dentistry, David Shock, DDS and his team employ the latest technology to care for patients' teeth and gums. Dr. Shock uses the innovative Smile-Vision system to create computer images of the projected outcome of cosmetic procedures. To allow the patient to see firsthand the work that needs to be done, he illuminates the mouth with the Soprolife Light-Induced Fluorescence Evaluator, whose miniature video camera can also document the tongue’s ability to communicate in sign language. Dr. Shock wields a dental laser as a nonsurgical alternative to treating gum disease, and has specialized training in the placement of traditional implants as well as immediate-load implants that can be placed in a single visit.
Dr. Jeanette Lawson installs implants, paints on sealants, and takes oral biopsies while patients snuggle inside a blanket, use a warm towel, and listen to soothing music. She also performs more complex procedures, such as bone grafting, frenectomies to fix speech problems, and occlusal adjustments to fix lopsided jaws. To relax patients who need minor procedures, she uses conscious sedation. It never knocks the patient out completely, but it does give them an excuse to hire a helicopter, as patients can’t drive themselves home afterward.
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth tartar-free and bite-ready. Show off your champion chompers to an oral x-ray machine, which will be so suitably impressed it'll snap photos providing toothy views unavailable to the naked eye or standard-issue x-ray specs. A thorough cleaning polishes each mouth stone without the clumsy mechanics of a jaw-mounted rock tumbler, turning average grins into blinding megawatt smiles. An expert exam makes sure each tooth is in good shape and securely welded to the cranial frame. Superb for competitive taffy eaters and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most dangerous place for food.
The staff at Simply Smile Dentistry knows that impending dental work tends to trigger anxiety in patients. Take, for example, a client named Brandon, who faced both a troublesome tooth and insurance edging closer to expiration. To help ease Brandon's dilemma, the staff prioritized his appointment, getting him in quickly enough so he'd still be covered by his insurance. The team is also apt to relax nervous patients with sedation dentistry. This consideration for each patient pervades Simply Smile's services. Led by dentist Dr. Samuel J. Bacon, the staff utilizes technology such as intra-oral imaging, digital x-rays, and ViziLite oral-cancer screenings to catch mouth maladies early. The results guide each cleaning as well as any recommendations for dental repairs. Dr. Bacon and his team also enhance smiles with cosmetic treatments, including Invisalign, same-day crowns, and Zoom! whitening, which brightens teeth discolored from sucking the juices out of carrots.
Dr. Larry Pauley and his staff at Carmel Advanced Dentistry work to straighten smiles sans braces with clear Invisalign trays. Following an initial consultation, dentists capture images of tooth terrain with x-rays, photographs, and impressions so they can design and forge multiple sets of BPA-free plastic molds. Over the course of 6–12 months, patients wear these aligners throughout the day, only taking them out to eat, brush their teeth, and model jewel-encrusted grills. Clients rotate through their assorted aligners, graduating to a new set about every two weeks to gradually shift their teeth into a straightened state.