Elmhurst Dentist Discusses Treatments & Technologies That Increase Convenience For Patients

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jul 28, 2017

Elmhurst Dentist Discusses Treatments & Technologies That Increase Convenience For Patients

Because our Elmhurst dentists understand that dentistry is a stressful proposition for many people, we are always working to offer tools and technologies that increase convenience for our dental patients.

Some treatments, like professional dental whitening, are inherently convenient and efficient. Professional whitening, for example, simply requires the patient to sit with a topical whitening gel on his or her teeth for a short period of time; this gel goes to work minimizing existing stains and helping the restore the smile to its previous level of whiteness. This is truly one of the fastest ways to refresh your smile.

Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are likewise very patient-friendly. Both of these treatments involve covering the patient’s natural teeth with a restorative material—in the case of bonding it’s composite resin, and in the case of veneers it is porcelain restorations. Once these materials are in place the affected tooth is immediately transformed. Dental bonding can generally be completed in just one dental appointment, while veneers take two or three appointments to complete and place.

If you anxious about dental treatment, or if you are undergoing more extensive treatments, our team also offers supplemental therapies to increase your comfort level in the dentist’s chair. Syrijet, for example, is a special tool that allows our team to administer anesthesia without using a needle. We also utilize sedation options, like nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help anxious patients get dental care without experiencing unnecessary stress and discomfort.

We are unique in the world of sedation dentistry in that we offer Dental Spa Therapy, which is an all-natural, drug-free protocol for fighting dental anxiety. Dental Spa Therapy combines the benefits of acupressure, chiropractic treatment, massage, aromatherapy, and holistic medicine to improve our patients’ dental experiences. The effect of Dental Spa Therapy is very similar to being lulled into the earliest stages of sleep—you’ll feel calm and untroubled by treatment.

Our dental team firmly believes that you don’t need to struggle and suffer in order to get the healthy and attractive smile that you want. We’re happy to give you more information about the treatments we offer; please feel free to call our office to learn more and to schedule your consultation with our Elmhurst dentists.