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keeping current with dental technology is critical to providing you with the best care

Advancements in dental technology are constant, and the team at Meyer Dental Group are committed to keeping pace. We believe that using all available resources, including current technologies and the latest knowledge in the dental field, are an important part of giving you the best care we possibly can.

Below are the different types of dental technology we use of here at Meyer Dental Group.

CEREC® One-Visit Restoration Technology

CEREC® one-visit restoration technology is an advanced technology allowing your  to be made in our office laboratory while you are still in the chair – you will leave that day with the final restoration, not a temporary!

Patient comfort is of utmost importance at the Meyer Dental Group, and CEREC technology has made it even easier for us to ensure patient comfort in our office. Most dental crowns can be completed in just one visit. This eliminates the need for another trip for the patient and the use of anesthetic on a second visit, saving our patients time as well as eliminating the fear of pain.

Our hygienists have also noticed an obvious difference in the gum tissue around the restorations. Now that we are able to place the crowns the same day, the gum tissue settles and heals around the final restoration instead of around the temporary restoration, which would have been worn for one to two weeks. CEREC restorations adapt perfectly, causing little to no gum irritation around the new restoration.

If you would like more information about the benefits of CEREC one-visit restoration technology we welcome you to Call or Visit us today. We look forward to restoring your smile!

3D CT Scan

We are proud to utilize the 3D CT scan to enhance your dental experience and treatment. The 3D CT scan provides Dr. Meyer, with a complete, three-dimensional view of your head, jaw, and neck area. With 3D CT scan technology, we can view the skull, jaw joint, teeth, mouth, and upper spine.

The 3D CT scan is simple, fast, and comfortable. With the images provided by our 3D CT scanner, Dr. Meyer and his dental team can more easily detect and diagnose dental problems, as well as plan treatment and evaluate the progress of our treatment plan. Depending on your specific dental needs, we may use 3D CT scan technology to:

  • Evaluate facial injury
  • Plan dental implants
  • Diagnose cavities
  • Analyze a TMJ disorder and plan TMD treatment
  • Detect and evaluate abscesses, cysts, and tumors
  • Visualize abnormal teeth and other developmental abnormalities
  • Assess a cleft palate
  • Diagnose the need for endodontic treatment (root canal therapy)
  • Analyze dental injury and plan restorative treatments
  • Plan orthodontic treatment and evaluate progress

Our 3D CT scan technology is an important part of helping us achieve our constant goal of providing you the best care.

DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection

The DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary dental laser tool we utilize at the Meyer Dental Group. The DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system safely and effectively detects changes that may not yet be visible on a cavity-detecting X-ray, and even those cavities that still lie below the surface of the tooth! With the DIAGNOdent, we can detect cavities that we would not be able to see through any other means.

A small, painless laser light source is placed on the affected tooth surface. A signal is sent back to a control unit that allows us to detect whether there is any decay present. The DIAGNOdent allows us to quickly catch what could later become a much bigger problem. With DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection our skilled dentist can identify and treat cavities at the earliest possible stage.

By treating cavities earlier, we prevent further tooth decay and damage, and we are able to provide a more conservative treatment that preserves more of the natural tooth structure. Dr. Meyer and his caring dental team are committed to providing you with the best possible care, and dental treatments that improve your oral and overall health.

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Laser Dentistry

The Odyssey Laser® is the most sophisticated, precise, and minimally invasive technology tool in dentistry. The leading-edge technology of the Odyssey Laser is just one more way that we are making your visits more comfortable while increasing the level of high-quality dental care we provide to you! We have had the Odyssey Laser at the Meyer Dental Group for several years and have seen it perform miracles for patients in improving their oral health.

No other instrument available has its precise tissue sculpting ability for expert gum contouring. The laser is the least traumatic to soft tissue of all other lasers, which means less bleeding, less post-operative pain, and shorter healing time. Laser dentistry also reduces the risk of infection following dental treatment.

Some procedures the Odyssey Laser can be used for include:

  • Laser soft tissue debridement
  • Treating canker sores in your mouth
  • Clean, clear margins for better fitting same-visit crowns and onlays
  • Clinical crown lengthening/gingivectomy
  • Orthodontic tissue control
  • Implant access
  • Tissue removal/biopsies

We welcome you to Contact Us today to learn more about the advantages of laser dentistry. Our caring dentist and dental team are eager to assist you with your smile!

Digital Imaging

dental technology des plainesThe Meyer Dental Group introduced digital X-rays to our dental office in 2006. Patient benefits are always our #1 priority, and bringing in this advanced technology reduces patient radiation exposure up to 80% from traditional X-rays. Digital imaging also offers better diagnostic quality, as well as the ability to adjust the color and clarity of the X-ray images.

The patient can better see the area in question, which in turn enables a better understanding of the necessary treatment. The sensor for the digital X-rays tends to be more comfortable, and the exposure time is close to instantaneous, leaving little to no wait time to have the final image available for evaluation.

Using digital X-rays, Dr. Meyer can identify and diagnose a wide variety of dental problems, such as:

  • Tooth decay between teeth
  • Abscesses and cysts
  • Tumors
  • Bone loss
  • Fractures in existing dental fillings
  • Developmental abnormalities

Dr. Meyer and his dental team also use digital X-rays to plan certain dental treatments, including dental implants, TMJ treatment, root canal therapy, and more.

To learn more about the advantages of digital imaging, we invite you to Call or Visit our dental office today.

CAESY Education Systems

learning-technology-dr-meyer-dentist-des-plaines-illinoisWe are proud to announce that we now offer our patients access to CAESY Education Systems. You can enjoy an extensive computer library of informative visuals about your home care routine, periodontal care, cosmetic dentistry, whitening, implants, and many other dental topics! If there is a dental procedure you would like to learn more about, we would be happy to play a 1-2 minute computerized video on the topic.

The kids also love to watch Kirby the Chimp talk about the importance of keeping their teeth clean and preparing for the tooth fairy.

We believe educated patients are able to make the smartest decisions regarding their important dental health.

Air Abrasion

Drill-less dentistry? We can do it! For shallower cavities, we have the ability to remove the active decay without the use of any drills through air abrasion technology! If your tooth is affected by tooth decay, we may recommend a dental filling. To place the dental filling, we must first remove the decayed portion of the tooth.

Air abrasion works like a tiny sandblaster. The compressed air and an abrasive powder work together to remove active decay off your tooth. The compressed air shoots a fine stream of abrasive powder at the tooth surface, removing the decay drill-less-dentistry-dentist-meyer-des-plaines-illinoiswithout the use of a dental drill. Air abrasion technology is more comfortable than dental drills, and it is also quieter.

Following the removal of the decayed portion of the tooth with air abrasion, Dr. Meyer will fill in and seal the area with a tooth-colored filling material called composite resin. In most cases completed using air abrasion, there is no need for any local injections of anesthetic!

We invite you to contact us if you wish to learn more about the advantages of air abrasion technology.

Smile Design

Have you ever wondered how YOU would look if your smile was transformed? We can take a portrait of you and send it out to our cosmetic laboratory to customize your ideal smile.

If you have a dental appointment coming up, just mention your interest in getting a complimentary “Smile-Vision” photo, and we will be sure to allow some extra time at your appointment. If you don’t have an appointment in the near future, just call the office and we would be happy to schedule one for you at your earliest convenience. Our experienced dentist and dental team look forward to improving your smile!

Make a visit to Meyer Dental Group today and we will show you what our commitment to you looks like in action when you see us practicing what we preach…

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