Advanced technology supports our mission of comfortable, convenient, high-quality dental care
As your biomimetic dentist in Bloomington Hills, Michigan, Dr. Vincent Buscemi and the entire team at Buscemi Family Dentistry have fully embraced advancements in dental science and technologies. Biomimetic dentistry is all about using those products and delivering those services that best replicate “what nature intended.” The latest, safest dental technology helps us to accomplish this mission. Advanced dental equipment, systems, and software allow us to preserve natural tissues or to replicate tissues in a way that looks, feels, and functions in a realistic manner. Additionally, the technologies listed below broadly support the most pleasant, no-hassle, stress-free, and painless experience with modern dentistry that is possible.
Dental anxiety and fear are common. For most patients with “dentophobia,” the apprehension is rooted in childhood – negative early dental visits at other dentists’ offices. Additionally, there are many common dental “triggers,” ranging from clinical smells to the sight of needles and the sound of drills.
Dental lasers have eliminated or minimized these and other sources of dental fear. When directed toward the treatment site, energy from the laser beam can be used to reshape or otherwise alter oral tissues. It does so in a light touch, conservative (tissue-preserving) way. Due to these features, laser dentistry presents a painless way to treat a wide range of oral conditions, from decay to periodontal (gum) disease. It also promotes a positive and rapid healing experience, as side effects such as discomfort and bleeding are minimized.
Accurate diagnostics are critical to effective treatment. Dr. Buscemi must accurately pinpoint the source of symptoms such as toothaches. From there, he can develop a plan that resolves the underlying condition. Digital radiography produces minimal radiation exposure and is a fast way to get many clear and detailed images of oral and maxillofacial structures. In addition to presenting a safe and precise alternative to traditional x-rays, digital radiography does not produce waste like conventional film-based approaches. So, it’s green, too!
“Intra” refers to “inside,” whereas “oral” refers to “mouth.” So, intraoral cameras are tiny and wand-like devices used inside the mouth to capture clear images of inner tissues and structures. Due to the nature of these tools, intraoral camera technology allows Dr. Buscemi to see even the tiniest areas where the likes of decay may lie hidden. Also, since these tools are so small, the process of getting images is very comfortable. It is a considerable step up from the days of using sticky, foul-tasting goo and gag-inducing bitewings to make impressions or models of the mouth.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Dental crowns have typically required at least two visits to the dental office. The first visit generally involved preparing the damaged tooth and planning the crown. The second visit generally involved removing the temporary crown that was placed to protect the prepared tooth and cementing the permanent crown to the tooth. With computer-aided design software and manufacturing equipment, at Buscemi Family Dentistry, we can design and make crowns while you wait. Any adjustments to the crown are made in just seconds. CEREC eliminates the need for a return trip or for a delicate temporary crown because we have the technology to make our crowns onsite. We also have ultimate control over the quality and fit of our crowns, as we make our crowns and don’t have to rely on an outside lab.
Experience our advanced approach to dental care today. Call (248) 654-8848 or request an appointment online. Our office is located in Birmingham Hills, MI, and we are proud to serve the oral health needs of individuals and their families throughout the Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, Rochester, and Troy areas.