Technology

The dental field is everchanging and it is important to Dr. Busch to stay on top of the leading procedures, tools and technological advancements within our practice. We utilize the most modern dental treatment in order to benefit our patients and the longevity of their smiles.

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3D Digital Scan

The advantage of three-dimensional, digital x-ray technology is a giant leap forward in the ability to accurately diagnose conditions and recommend the most efficient and cost-effective treatment. This 3D technology is conveniently available to our patients right in office. This extremely detailed view of the patients’ anatomy allows Dr. Busch to view and analyze structures or issues unable to be detected with 2D x-rays. This state-of-the-art technology is used to plan implant cases in which Dr. Busch can examine the amount of bone available, view nerves, sinuses, and design the overall size and placement of implants. 3D scans are also very helpful in diagnosing issues that do not appear on regular 2D x-ray such as small tooth fractures and infection or abscess.

The advantage of three-dimensional, digital x-ray technology is a giant leap forward in the ability to accurately diagnose conditions and recommend the most efficient and cost-effective treatment. This 3D technology is conveniently available to our patients right in office. This extremely detailed view of the patients’ anatomy allows Dr. Busch to view and analyze structures or issues unable to be detected with 2D x-rays. This state-of-the-art technology is used to plan implant cases in which Dr. Busch can examine the amount of bone available, view nerves, sinuses, and design the overall size and placement of implants. 3D scans are also very helpful in diagnosing issues that do not appear on regular 2D x-ray such as small tooth fractures and infection or abscess.

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Cerec System

We offer single visit crown restorations!

Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. On the first visit, you get an injection of anesthetic, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on. On the second visit you get another injection, have the temporary pried off - if it hasn't fallen off already - and have a permanent restoration fitted.

Cerec (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) enables Dr. Busch to efficiently and economically restore damaged teeth in a single visit. You do not need to wear a temporary and return for a second visit. It’s all completed in a single appointment - start to finish.

How does CEREC work?

After examining the tooth and determining the best course of treatment, Dr. Busch provides anesthetic and prepares the tooth for the Cerec restoration by removing any decay, old filling material or fractures. Upon completion of the tooth’s design, we utilize the CEREC state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression, which replaces the physical impression required in traditional procedures. No more long waits while a tray of impression goop hardens in your mouth.

Using intuitive and precise controls, Dr. Busch then manipulates the three-dimensional digital image and verifies all aspects of restoration for accuracy and assurance of an ideal fit.

When Dr. Busch has approved the restoration the specifications are sent to the integral milling machine to create the restoration. Within minutes the all-ceramic, color-matched restoration is fabricated and ready for placement.

Your new restoration is then fitted, polished and bonded for permanence. Your tooth is restored back to its natural form, function and beauty.

What advantages does CEREC offer?

  • The entire procedure is completed in a single session.
  • The restoration is natural looking, because it is made of tooth-colored high-grade ceramic material, which is anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
  • The materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure, they expand and contract at the same rate, so your tooth does not crack.
  • The restoration is chemically bonded to your tooth, so Dr. Busch can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that actually strengthens your tooth.

3D printer

It is amazing how 3D printers have become so very useful in the medical and dental field. Dr. Busch is one of the first dentists in Pinellas county to integrate 3D printing technology into our dental practice. This accurate printing method can recreate dental models, appliances such as dentures, fabricate implant surgical guides to aid in placing dental implants, and so much more. This modern, cutting edge tool will be part of dentistry’s future.

Digital X-Rays

2D digital x-rays are the most common taken in our practice and provide the convenience of viewing dental x-rays immediately for examination purposes. Dr. Busch is able to inspect these x-rays on the computer for important diagnosis of decay, infection, bone loss and treatment planning. This technology is also very useful when sharing with other offices should a patient require a specialist or possibly be a part-time resident that keeps records at more than one dental office.

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