The field of dentistry is always changing, and at John B. McBirney, DDS we have developed an effective strategy of incorporating new advancements in technology while maintaining traditional, proven methods. Dr. McBirney always has your interest at heart, and he has extensively researched benefits and potential drawbacks produced for his patients before any technology is ever implemented. He strives to continuously improve the quality of service and has used to following technologies to do so. Contact our office for these dental technologies in Los Altos, Palo Alto, or Menlo Park.
CEREC® is one of the extraordinary advancements in dentistry technology offered by Dr. McBirney. The system allows him to create custom-fit ceramic restorations in a single appointment, as opposed to sending molds to outside dental labs as was previously necessary. For high-quality, fast, single-appointment restorations using the CEREC® system, there is no better place in the Los Altos, Palo Alto, or Menlo Park areas than Dr. John B. McBirney, DDS.
During your procedure, Dr. McBirney will first examine your teeth and determine the proper treatment. CEREC® can create several restorations for both functionality and cosmetic purposes. These include crowns, onlays, veneers, and fillings. Next, any damage or decay will be removed and a special powder will be used to coat the tooth. A camera that detects the powder takes an optical impression, and a computer converts this data into a three-dimensional virtual image, allowing Dr. McBirney to design the restoration. The CEREC® machine then shapes the piece of ceramic right in our office. It is finished in minutes and can immediately be bonded into place on your teeth. CEREC® has done an unparalleled job of streamlining the process of creating this sort of restoration. Contact us for additional information on CEREC® in Los Altos, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park.
At Dr. John B. McBirney, we know that prevention is the very best way to stop tooth decay. This requires everyday participation on the part of the patient by way of brushing, flossing, and using an antibacterial mouthwash. Along with regular cleanings, the next most crucial step that can be taken is early detection of problems, which is exactly the issue addressed by the DIAGNOdent® dental caries detection system, offered at our Los Altos, CA office. Using a special laser Dr. McBirney sweeps over your teeth, scanning for even the smallest indentation or imperfection. These precursors of cavities can be identified and preventative action such as using a tooth sealant or altering your brushing regimen can be implemented. At our dental practice we have seen excellent results in preventing extensive tooth loss through the use of our DIAGNOdent®, and we highly recommend it for all our patients from across the Los Altos, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park areas. Contact us for additional information on DIAGNOdent®.
Highly detailed images and important information can be obtained through the use of X-rays, and Dr. John McBirney, your local Los Altos, CA dentist uses them to look inside your jaw and bone structure to diagnose problems that would otherwise remain hidden. However, X-rays can be harmful and can even cause cancer with prolonged exposure, which is why heavy lead vests are used. That potential danger is one of the reasons why Dr. McBirney uses a digital X-ray system at his office. As well as providing one of the highest quality digital images, it also reduces the amount of radiation by 80 percent when compared to traditional X-ray systems. It is a great asset to have in our office. Contact us for additional information on digital X-rays in Los Altos, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park.
One of the most beneficial pieces of technology we have at our office is an intraoral camera. This allows Dr. McBirney to view detailed images from even the most hard to reach places in the mouth. This has added benefits to patients because, as well as allowing them to see for themselves, it allows our dentists to much more effectively investigate and diagnose potential problems. This extra point of view is sometimes needed during more complex procedures and we are happy to implement it at our office since it improves our service for our patients. For a dentist in Los Altos, Palo Alto, or Menlo Park, CA who has access to an intraoral camera, contact Dr. Mcbirney.