CEREC One-Visit Dentistry in Manchester, VT
Many patients are in need of custom dental restorations, but the multiple appointments required to receive them can be a drain on busy schedules. Here in Manchester Center, Dr. Catherine Cech is proud to transform this process for the better with state-of-the-art CEREC technology. Now, all-ceramic crowns, onlays, inlays, dental veneers, and other restorations can be designed, crafted, and placed over the course of a single, convenient appointment without sacrificing any of the quality you deserve in the process. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment with our team, or if you have any questions.
CEREC is made up of computer-assisted design (CAD) tools, as well as an in-office milling machine that creates the finished restorative product while patients watch. This revolutionary technique can actually reduce the cost of your treatment overall, and many anxious patients feel relief that they can simplify their treatment down to a faster timeframe.
Dental Technology in Manchester Center, VT
The dental world is ever-changing, and Dr. Catherine Cech makes every effort to stay right at the forefront of that exciting growth and development. Patient safety and satisfaction are always top priorities at our Manchester practice, and our team’s variety of advanced tools makes it easier than ever to provide a streamlined, exceptionally accurate experience that creates the healthy, gorgeous results you’ve been dreaming of. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions or concerns. We’re always happy to help!
Since 2017, we have had the capability to do 3D scanning of your teeth and surrounding bone. With this technology available in the office, the ability to diagnose areas of concern as well as provide care is greatly enhanced. 3D scans also allow for guided implant planning and placement.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
We are excited to be using platelet rich fibrin (PRF) in routine dental procedures involving extractions and implants. PRF is a bioactive “band-aid” created from your own blood and placed in surgical sites to promote healing. It involves a simple blood draw which is then processed in a medical device called Intraspin. The results after processing are your own natural growth factors and defense cells that helps regeneration and decreases recovery time in the area used.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
With the power of SIROLaser®, Dr. Cech is able to provide sophisticated soft tissue laser services in a comfortable and wholly satisfying fashion to her patients.
Dr. Cech utilizes SIROLaser when providing gum recontouring, allowing patients to enjoy a more even or less abundant gum line that improves the cosmetic value of their smile.
MTM Orthodontic Treatment – Minor Tooth Movement
Pursuing orthodontic care can have valuable benefits that go far beyond cosmetic improvements – patients can achieve a more well-aligned bite, a smile that’s easier to properly clean with brushing and flossing, and reduced risks of potential gum disease and tooth loss in the future. That’s why Dr. Cech often recommends MTM Clear Aligner Therapy for patients from Dorset, VT and surrounding areas who have mild to moderate orthodontic needs. We now have the ability to deliver minor orthodontic treatment using clear aligners that are fabricated right in our own office.
Instead of having to rely on noticeable metal braces and silver-colored wires, patients undergoing MTM treatment can enjoy the added comfort and aesthetic appeal of clear aligners. These aligners are designed to move individual teeth into their proper position, and it’s often a great tool for correcting any relapse issues that may have occurred following more in-depth orthodontic treatment, as well as spacing concerns, crowding, “tipped” teeth, rotated teeth, and more. After just three to six months of wearing your custom aligners, you’ll be able to enjoy an improved smile that looks beautiful and functions excellently. Best of all, no one will realize you’re undergoing treatment in the first place! Speaking is easy with the MTM aligners, and they’re removable for convenient cleaning and unrestricted eating.
In the past, dental X-rays have been captured on film, developed slowly in darkrooms, and then stored in oversized filling cabinets. Today, Dr. Cech is proud to offer the latest technology: digital radiography! This state-of-the-art technique uses an electronic sensor to simplify the process considerably, allowing our team to capture detailed images of your unique smile and transfer them to our computer system in a matter of seconds. These images can then be enlarged, rotated, and even color-coded to aid both our team’s understanding of the situation and the patient’s education.
Dental X-rays are essential when it comes to diagnosing hidden conditions and creating a treatment plan that’s as accurate as possible. Without them, many dental problems would go unnoticed until they’ve started to cause visible, severe damage. That’s why digital radiography is such a valued and important tool – with its help, our team can protect your thriving smile and save you plenty of time, money, and discomfort in the long run.
When capturing traditional film X-rays, radiation has always been a concern when it comes to the health and safety of patients. Digital technology drastically reduces this amount by up to 90%, making them a much better option. Also, there’s no need to develop them with hazardous chemicals and store them physically, making them much better for our environment. In order to restrict radiation exposure even further, Dr. Cech will always use a lead apron shield to protect your body and fine-tune the X-rays to affect only the necessary areas.
When faced with the traditional needle for injecting anesthesia, many patients become nervous or uncomfortable. This is often because they’ve had a painful experience in the past, which was caused by the injection happening too quickly. The Wand technology eliminates this concern, delivering anesthesia at a precisely controlled rate that feels comfortable for patients. The injection device doesn’t even resemble a syringe – it looks more like a pen! Additionally, Dr. Cech can ensure that the treatment site is as precise as possible, reducing the risk of more widespread, inconvenient numbness.
Diagnodent Cavity Detection System
Tooth decay is one of the most common problems that patients of all ages face, causing severe discomfort and tooth loss if it’s left untreated too long. In fact, restorative care and extractions are performed every day because this decay was allowed to get out of control. That’s why Dr. Cech provides diagnostic services with Diagnodent®, a safe, state-of-the-art fluorescent laser that can locate even the smallest areas of hidden tooth decay at the earliest stages.
With Diagnodent, there’s no need to open up the tooth or perform any unpleasant “scratching” or “probing.” Instead, our team can identify decay without requiring involved and costly restorative procedures as a result, allowing patients to maintain the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure. The diagnosis is over 90% accurate, locating damage that’s even still invisible to the naked eye. Once Dr. Cech has used Diagnodent to identify teeth that are in need of treatment, we can take the next steps towards cultivating a plan of action and addressing the damage in the most conservative and comfortable way possible.
With the help of an intraoral camera, our team can take up close and personal photos of your smile and show them to you on a conveniently placed monitor, allowing for closer examination, discussion of problematic areas, and patient education. Now you can become an informed partner instead of a confused bystander when it comes to your dental care here in Manchester Center, VT!
Dr. Catherine Cech utilizes the latest in dental technology including the innovative DryShield®. The new device brings an extra level of comfort to patients with its inventive isolation techniques. This new tool ensures that patients are safe. The DryShield is both laboratory tested and FDA approved. Patients are raving about the time they are saving in the chair! The DryShield also allows Dr. Cech and her team to use less equipment which keeps the work zone even cleaner!