Dr. Cotty has made it his personal mission to treat his patients with cutting edge technology that provides a high level of accuracy, safety and comfort.

Some of the technology utilized in his daily work is described here…

The world of dentistry has come a long way over the years, bringing with it new and innovative techniques that save time, minimize pain, and eliminate long waiting periods for dental restorations.

Modern advances in technology have created phenomenal changes that encompass the realm of digital dentistry, an area in which computer-aided (digital) components are utilized for the creation of dental restorations through the use of specialized programs, such as the Sirona Galileos 3D Dental Imaging System and CEREC.

CEREC Crown Fabrication System

Thanks to CEREC, we can provide our patients with inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only one appointment. The CAD/CAM system has been on the market for over 30 years now and over 250 scientific studies have confirmed the clinical safety of tried and tested CEREC tooth restorations. Worldwide, more than 30 million tooth restorations have been produced with CEREC.

In the dental “Stone Age”, crowns — those tooth-shaped caps that fit over teeth — needed at least two visits. First, the area was numbed and the tooth shaped down to make room for the crown. Then, an impression of the tooth was made to send to a lab. The tooth was covered with a temporary crown while you wait for your crown.

It usually arrived at the dentist’s office about two weeks later. You would return for another appointment. The dentist would numb the area again and remove the temporary crown in order to cement the crown in place.

Now, new CEREC technology has produced a better way. Dentistry 2000 is among the approximately 10 percent who use CAD/CAM — computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing — to create a crown for a patient, often in one visit. The result is a ceramic crown that is better fitting and has a more natural appearance.

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Sirona 3D Imaging
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Dr. Cotty incorporates the GALILEOS® 3D Cone Beam imaging solution from Sirona. Sirona’s technology extends diagnostic X-ray imaging potential for better patient treatment. The visualization tools available in the software assist us with better, more certain diagnosis. They allow our technicians to coordinate treatment planning with colleagues and to explain treatments visually to our patients with greater clarity and accuracy.

Conventional x-ray images taken in most dental offices are one dimensional views. “We’re seeing things we couldn’t see before,” Dr. Cotty explained. 3D images make the X-ray diagnosis and implant treatment safer, more predictable and faster. The Sirona system provides a three dimensional image of the patient on the computer screen and the surgery is performed virtually for the patients review. Then at the time of treatment customized guides specific to the patient and the case assist with accurate implant placement. This allows for faster more comfortable surgery.

GALILEOS® not only shows 3D displays in perfect image quality, but also enables more complete navigation and diagnosis than the traditional x-ray films. For Dentistry 2000, the GALILEOS® 3D Dental Cone Beam solution offers:

  • Low Radiation dose (less than a full mouth series of intraoral film)
  • A quick comprehensive scan of the complete oral-maxillofacial area (14 seconds)
  • Immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment planning in one visit
  • More certainty during surgery
  • Easy sharing of images and diagnostic information with referring doctors

Dr. Cotty and his team want their patients to receive the best dental care possible, that’s why we invested in the latest technology in dental diagnostics, the GALILEOS® 3D Dental Cone Beam solution.

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