Advancements in Our Practice
Great news! We offer conscious sedation for our patients. We understand that fear has no boundaries and it can affect all types of people. There is no age, sex, economic, or race discrimination guidelines. Research shows that almost 30% of our population avoids going to the dentist due to fear. Our personal estimate is closer to 70% where anxiety is the culprit for avoiding needed care. Its ok to be afraid of the dentist, so we do offer our patients the means to ‘just not care about the procedures, during the visits’. Call and let us know! We can take away your anxiety.
Dr Chris Comfort’s office proudly announces the addition to its practice a revolutionary new tool in the quest for better smiles – the Cadent iTero Digital Impression System.
iTero replaces the unpleasant taste, salivation, and gagging associated with traditional impression taking methods. By using a hand-held wand to optically scan the area to be restored, your entire impression is created 100% digitally. The impression is then electronically transmitted to a remote CAD/CAM facility where the laboratory models are precisely milled. Next, the models are returned to our local dental laboratory where your custom restoration is completed with a rigorous quality assurance protocol.
The patented 3-D digital technology enables your dentist and laboratory to create restorations with unmatched precision and accuracy. All of which translates to a superior restoration that looks and feels like natural teeth.
Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays
Our offers in-office digital x-rays for your convenience. Digital x-rays are computer-generated images that require up to 90% less radiation than with conventional film-type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film, which must be developed & then fixed in caustic & environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor & instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto the monitor in the treatment room so we can see your teeth & surrounding structures immediately. We protect our patients and our environment here in Mammoth!
We now provide stereo headsets for your listening pleasure; please bring in your PDA to listen to Pandora, Spotify, or your own downloaded music….listening to the music of your choice may help reduce any anxiety.