Dr. Gore describes how technological advances have improved current dentistry techniques.
You know I’ve been practicing for over 20 years now and one of the really neat things that has come along technologically is the ability for us to provide restoration; crowns, onlays, etc. in the same visit whereas we used to, the old tried and true, a person comes at dental office; we shape a tooth for a crown or whatever; we mix up the gooey mold and stuff it in your mouth and it’s uncomfortable, it tastes horrible; we put a temporary covering over the tooth and a person leaves for two or three weeks and comes back to have their permanent restoration put in place.
In today’s technology we are using digital photography to actually take pictures of the tooth and through CAD/CAM technology we can literally have a milling machine fabricate or mill out the restoration right on the spot so the patient will get their restoration, their crown, their onlay or whatever on the same visit. So whereas it used to be a two to three week timeframe and people might lose a temporary in the middle or have sensitivity to a temporary, now they come in and literally in an hour and a half we are providing them with a new tooth, a new crown, a new restoration and they leave with a new thing done completely. So, I love the new technology we’ve got today.
About Dr. Rod Gore, D.D.S.:
Scottsdale dentist Dr. Rod Gore is a Northwestern University graduate and has been in practice for 14 years. He is one of 210 dentists worldwide to receive accreditation status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995. He is committed to advancing his education to provide the latest techniques and technology to Scottsdale Dentistry patients.