Advanced reconstructive dentistry means managing the soft tissue of your gums as well as hard tissue like bones and teeth. Lasers allow us greater freedom and precision in contouring gums around restorations and help us make your procedures more comfortable. Laser dentistry can also reduce your recovery after procedures.
T-Scan Bite Assessment
This digital bite sensor allows us to tell the precise force at each one of the contact points in your bite. One of the first places TMJ and other bite problems will show up is as an imbalance in your bite forces, where some teeth will experience much more bite force than others, which can cause wear, cracking, and other damage.T-Scan is also the perfect tool for ensuring your bite is optimally balanced after reconstructive dentistry or TMJ treatment.
If high dental anxiety is partly to blame for badly damaged or decayed teeth, NuCalm can help. Using natural relaxation methods, NuCalm helps you achieve a state similar to the edge of sleep or deep meditation. You can be calm and even energized at dental visits, without drugs.
CT scans let us perform detailed three-dimensional imaging of your teeth and bones. This helps us plan how to perform reconstructive procedures like dental implants, but it also helps us analyze your temporomandibular joint for signs of bone damage and displacement. Our cone beam scanner gives us precise resolution while reducing your radiation exposure compared to other types of CT scans.
In the past, reconstructive dentistry depended on taking impressions using materials like plaster or foam that you had to bite into. The Trios scanner lets us take three dimensional digital images of your teeth without you having to bite down into impression material. This can make impressions more accurate, speed up the impression and design process, and improve communication with the dental lab so your restorations are made faster and more accurately.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a kind of electric massage. It stimulates your muscles to pulse in a way that helps them relax and reduces endorphins that can reduce pain. It’s a treatment for TMJ in itself, but it also helps us get an assessment of your jaw function without influence from overtensed jaw muscles.
K7 Evaluation System
This system by Myotronics allows us to perform a comprehensive analysis of your jaw function. It’s an ideal complement to Tek-Scan, which shows how your teeth are coming together. The K7 tells us whether your jaw joint or muscles are causing the uneven forces in your bite, and helps us identify the optimal treatment.
At-Home Sleep Testing
Think you have to go to a sleep lab to be evaluated for sleep apnea? Think again. With new technology, many people can get testing for sleep apnea at home. This also allows us to evaluate the effectiveness of your treatment so we can be sure that you’re getting the desired results for healthy and restful sleep.
SomnoMed Oral Appliances
Oral appliances are a great alternative to CPAP therapy, and SomnoMed is the leader in the design and manufacture of dental treatments for sleep apnea. The devices are comfortable, easy to wear and adjust, and people can even talk while wearing them. SomnoMed devices even allow for digital tracking of compliance so that your insurance company, employer, or others can tell that you’re using your device if necessary.
If you are looking for the most advanced TMJ and sleep apnea treatment in the River Edge, NJ area, or if you want to learn more about our technologies, please call 201-546-8512 for an appointment at the River Edge Dental Center for TMJ, Sleep Apnea, & Reconstructive Dentistry.