Monday – Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday: Appointment Only
CEREC Same Day Crowns CEREC technology allows us to create strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right here in the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary, no second and best of all a beautiful all porcelain restoration with no black margin at the gum line. A single visit is required and the aesthetics are beautiful. In the course of one visit, we can prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design and mill a precision restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait. Get the smile you want and get back to your life. We know you’ve got more important things to do.
Although the scraping, grinding and polishing is necessary to remove tartar and plaque buildup in order to maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile, the procedure can be painful and lead patients to neglect this vital aspect of oral hygiene.
However, according to Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Hansen the use of Swiss technology has changed all that.
The AIRFLOWProphylaxis Master was created for professional teeth cleaning in conjunction with Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). McCartin said GBT is minimally invasive and reduces the need for sharp instruments such as picks and scalers as well as sonic/ultrasonic instruments. GBT is safe, effective and gentle to teeth and soft tissues, orthodontics, implants and restorations.
Digital X-rays Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Christine Hansen believes that our patients’ health always comes first. This is why we now offer digital X-rays, a remarkable innovation in dental safety that allows dentists to reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to with standard X-rays by up to 90 percent. To take digital X-rays, we will place a very small camera into the mouth. As soon as the picture is taken, an image pops up on a nearby computer screen. This amazing technology allows you to view any potential problems yourself, and allows you to discuss them with Dr. Christine Hansen. The real-time dental information provided by digital X-rays thus allows you to make better decisions with regards to your dental health. From dental implants to cosmetic dentistry, we will use this wonderful technology to better serve you. Learn more about benefits Digital Dental X-Rays when you visit.
Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that your Palo Alto Dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that your Palo Alto Dentists plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.