Advances in dental technology can help dentists in all aspects of care, from cavity detection to the treatment of TMJ disorders (TMD).
Thanks to state-of-the-art tools and equipment, the team at Buffalo TMJ can help improve the health of your smile.
Learn how Dr. Jeffrey M. Dolgos provides advanced dental treatment to people throughout the Buffalo, NY, area...
Digital Scanning and Impressions
Our office serving the Buffalo area uses the iCAT™ Flex to take 3-D x-rays. This state-of-the-art system allows dentists to take images of the teeth, jaw, and cranium. The resulting image can help dentists analyze the points of contact between each tooth and how dental problems affect the overall function of a patient's teeth.
Taking traditional impressions with trays and putty can be uncomfortable. Digital imaging and scanning helps dentists take high-resolution scans of a patient's teeth using a simple handheld tool. The digital impression gives us a detailed look and each tooth, which is crucial for crafting a custom oral appliance that fits just right.
3-D Printing in Dentistry
In the past, dentists relied on off-site dental labs to create custom mouth guards and retainers. Thanks to 3-D printing and CAD/CAM technology, we can create a custom oral appliance at our own office. These 3-D printed oral appliances are durable, high-quality, and can be checked for fit while the patient is present.
Treating Hard and Soft Tissues
Dr. Dolgos uses the latest laser technology in dentistry. He can treat hard and soft tissues with greater precision and safety than the drills, scalpels, and tools of the past.
The Waterlase® system can gently treat a tooth or the gum tissue, and may not require the use of anesthetic. The LANAP® laser is an excellent option for treating diseased gum tissue with a high degree of accuracy.
Laser TMJ Treatment
In addition to treating the teeth and gums, this advanced dental technology can be used in TMJ treatment. Laser biostimulation can relax the jaw muscles and help relieve pain in the process.
Dr. Dolgos is uniquely qualified to offer laser dentistry procedures. He is a certified instructor at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry where he still teaches laser physics and LANAP protocols.