Dr. Aunon uses the latest dental technology to provide dental treatments that minimize pain, discomfort and decreases the amount of time that you have to spend in the dental office.
Biolase/Waterlase™ iPlus Laser
Dental treatments without pain, needles or numbness.
Dr. Aunon provides patients with laser dentistry. Using the Waterlase™ iPlus, a revolutionary new dental device that uses laser-energized water to cut soft (gums) and hard (teeth) tissue. The Waterlase™ system significantly improves patients’ comfort in the dentist’s chair: 98.5% of patients treated with the Waterlase™ system reported no discomfort during the procedure in a clinical trial.
Because it does not cause heat or vibration in the mouth, laser dentistry may ease the pain and anxiety of patients who fear the vibration and high-
pitched whine of traditional drills. In contrast, the laser makes a gentle “tapping” noise. Unlike traditional dentistry, laser dentistry uses a cool-water spray to cut teeth without generating heat. Conventional drills and lasers can overheat teeth during procedures, inducing discomfort and irreversibly damaging the soft tissue or pulp underneath.
How does laser dentistry work?
The Waterlase® system uses laser-energized water to cut teeth. The Waterlase® emits a laser beam that energizes a highly precise spray of air and water. Water droplets absorb the laser energy and become laser-energized water particles that, when directed at the tooth, rapidly remove enamel, dentin and decay/caries.
Cerec™ – Dental restorations in just one appointment.
That is what Dr. Aunon can offer for many treatments using the Cerec™ system, which is the world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. Using Cerec™, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer. For you, the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.
Most dental restorative methods historically have required more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off, and have a permanent restoration put on.
With the Cerec™ method there is usually no need for impressions or a 2-3 week wait for your restoration to come back from the lab. You don’t have a second visit that might require numbing the area again because the procedure is completed in a single visit!
PreXion 3D CBCT (Cone Beam CT Imaging)
With PreXion™ 3D CBCT, dentistry has taken a huge leap, literally adding a new dimension to assessment and planning. 2D provides limited information, but the 3-dimensional images provide all the data and diagnostic tools to evaluate a specific area.
The images also provide invaluable information to the patient, making it easier to understand why a procedure needs to be done, while making patients feel more secure with their decisions.
The CBCT is integrated with implant planning tools that allow us to quickly and easily locate crucial landmarks such as nerves, verifying implant placement virtually, prior to placing the implant in the patient.
We can further use these images to verify that there is nothing pathological occurring in the patients jaw such as abscesses, impacted teeth, bone loss, and various lesions.
One of the features we love the most is that we can easily identify an additional nerve canal within a root while performing root canal therapy. This technology takes the guesswork out of dentistry from a possible to a definite.
It is now possible to take dental x-rays exposing the patient to as little as one-tenth the amount of radiation of older, conventional x-rays. Our office uses the latest digital x-ray equipment that doesn’t use film and doesn’t need chemicals for development. Sensors instead of film are placed in the patient’s mouth. These sensors are smaller than the holder for conventional x-ray film
After exposure, the image appears on a computer screen in just seconds. The resulting digital pictures are as clear as conventional film x-rays. They also provide a lot of information that was not available before. Instead of holding up small films that are hard to see, Dr. Aunon and his patients can look at the images on a computer screen together. The image taken can be enhanced and enlarged many times its actual size.
Our patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, Dr. Aunon provides the earliest possible care with the DIAGNOdent system.
DIAGNOdent provides early detection with a simple, fast and painless examination, and even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling our office to protect and preserve the tooth substance.
Dr. Aunon believes in having the most up to date technology that dentistry has to offer to greatly reduce and ultimately eliminate any fear of going to the dentist for the adult, teen, and especially the child. With the help of his highly qualified and caring staff, he promises the most comprehensive dental care.
DR. MARIA CRUZDENTIST
Dr. Cruz attended grade, intermediate and high school in Puerto Rico. In 1985 she graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with Bachelor of Science degree. Five years later Dr. Cruz graduated from Georgetown University Dental School as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
They will address all of your needs and make sure you’re comfortable throughout all treatments you receive. At this office, you will experience painless and quick procedures with great results.
I have been coming to this dental practice for the past few years (over 5 I believe) and there’s a reason I don’t look anywhere else to have my dental work done! The dentist themselves are all amazing!