There are many aspects to LêDowns Dentistry that make us different from other dental. We’re not your typical dental office. Now, we know that many other dentists make that claim, but we mean it, and we invite you to put us to the test!
Here are just a few ways that LêDowns Dentistry is different from the other dental offices in the Denver area.
At LêDowns Dentistry, our doctors’ specialty is full mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers – otherwise known as cosmetic dentistry.
Patients can have all of their dental needs addressed by LêDowns Dentistry due to their expertise in the dental field. They are constant in their quest for the best technological advances so that the diagnosis and treatment for their patients is less invasive and promote better post-operative healing.
They also pride themselves in the materials that they use in their restorations. They never send their lab work out to other countries to have it made. Everything is done in the USA.
Cutting Edge Technology
We have the most advanced technologies that a dental office can have. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Electric handpieces
- Digital x-rays
- Digital impression taking for crowns
- Biopak to evaluate your TMJ and muscle activity
- T-scan to evaluate the force and timing of your bite
- Lasers to assist with gum disease treatments, implant placement surgeries, and smile designs
To learn more about each technology, keep reading below.
Radiographs allow us to examine everything we cannot see with our own eyes so we can detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone density level, and the health of the bone. We can also look at the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Our doctors utilize digital imaging technology within the office, which means that the exposure time is about 80 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor and we are able to zoom in on questionable areas to get a better view, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.
Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information, and it enables us to store patient images and quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.
Laser therapy is one of dentistry’s latest advances. In the spirit of commitment to the highest level of treatment for our patients, our doctors have incorporated the DENTA 2 CO2 Cold Laser into their treatment options.
This is cutting-edge technology and has delivered amazing results when we treat soft tissues or deal with dental implant surgeries and gum related problems.
Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft-tissue-related procedures. For soft tissue (surgical) solutions, it eliminates the need for scalpels and creates a sterile surgical field with little to no bleeding. This means healing can be much faster.
Digital Crown Impressions: Cadent Itero
In the past, a crown impression was made using a goopy material that was loaded onto a tray and put in the patient’s mouth. Once in, the doctor and patient had to wait for it to set up, which could take up to 5 minutes.
During this time, the patient has a mouth full of goopy, runny material that could easily cause a gagging reaction in many patients.
Digital crown impressions give us the ability to take a much more accurate impression of the patient’s tooth just by taking a few digital scans of the tooth structure and the opposing arch. Once the information is captured, the computer then creates a 3-D model that the doctors can evaluate before sending it digitally to the laboratory for fabrication of the crown. With such a precise impression, the laboratory is able to make a better fitting crown for the patient.
There are many patients that suffer from TMD, headaches related to TMD, and muscle fatigue in the head and neck. The BioPAK Measuring System is an advanced apparatus that objectively evaluates the activity of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), your craniofacial muscles and the complete stomatognathic system. This capability is an invaluable aid to the diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial pain and TMD.
For years, testing your bite has largely been a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulation paper, waxes, pressure indicator paste, etc. were used to assess and balance your biting forces. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and none of these methods measure both biting time and the force of your bite.
At LêDowns Dentistry we have the Tek-Scan software that allows them to adjust your bite without any guesswork.
The software graphically displays both force and time of any premature contacts to the user. This information allows our doctors to have predictable occlusal control during your adjustment procedure.
For our patients, the Tek-Scan will provide a much more balanced bite after an occlusal adjustment procedure.
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that our doctors and staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these air powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity, they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well, since these precision tools cause less vibration and less noise.
We provide biocompatible restorations that are made in the USA. We use one of the best laboratories in the US to fabricate all of our restorations. This means we can be certain that your restorations are made from the best materials. We also provide restorations that are non-metal (all ceramic or porcelain restorations) for those who want the most natural and esthetic look.
There are many different modalities to whitening your teeth. At our office, we offer the Kor Whitening System developed by Dr. Rod Kurthy, a renowned dentist and bleaching expert. The Kor whitening system provides our patients with a deep and profound whitening result. It is considered to be the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed.
You can have all your dental needs taken care of in one office with LêDowns Dentistry. We provide dentistry for life, which allows you to grow with us as your dental needs evolve.