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Dental Technologies

Our New Jersey dentists have extensive postgraduate training so that they can provide you with the best dental care. We believe that the highest quality dentistry combines personal attention, knowledge, experience, the highest quality lab and materials, combined with state of the art cutting edge technology. Our technology includes:

 

DIAGNOdent cavity detection aid

More and more patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible care is essential. DIAGNOdent aids in the detection of cavities. Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve the tooth substance.The visual and radiographic evaluation is significantly more accurate with the use of the DIAGNOdent cavities detection aid.

 

Intra-oral camera

Intra-oral cameras produce full-color, vivid images, taking an active role in dental diagnosis, patient awareness, and education. The images taken by our cameras are visualized on our chairside monitors, and saved in your computer file.

Each of our private dental suites is equipped with an LCD flat screen television and an intraoral camera. Intraoral images can be significantly magnified to assist Dr. Logan with identifying pathology on functional breakdown in a tooth. Dr. Logan or a member of his or her team can take an image of your tooth and display it on the screen. This allows our guests to see the problems that we see and will allow you to participate in the diagnosis and ultimate treatment of your dental problems. Intraoral photography has been an invaluable form of communication with our patients for many years. You will be fascinated to see these images!

 

Digital radiography

Integrated Dental Aesthetics is proud to have used only digital radiography in our office since 1992. In place of radiographic film, a small digital sensor is used to record the radiographic image and make it available as a digital file that can be viewed by your dentist and saved as part of your patient record. The many advantages of digital radiography include:

  • Significantly less radiation than traditional x-rays
  • The image is available immediately, so no time needs to be spent developing the image
  • Digital images, when viewed on a monitor, are larger and allow Dr. Logan to employ special image processing to enhance the overall clarity of the image. This allows the dentist to diagnose the image more accurately.
  • No environmentally harmful chemicals are needed to develop a digital image
  • Digital images can easily be viewed on our chairside, patient monitor so Dr. Logan can explain areas of concern by drawing on the image
  • Digital images can be emailed to a specialist, another office, or your insurance carrier.

 

TENS

When dealing with TMD issues that require the bite to be changed or even when fabricating a new complete set of dentures, which often requires a bite change, the TENS unit/Myomonitor is used to deliver gentle, painless stimulation to your muscles to help them achieve a relaxed state. Tense muscles suffer from restricted blood flow. Through the TENS unit, gentle stimulation relaxes the muscles and blood flow returns to these muscles. We know that tense muscles affect the cervical region of the neck and upper back as well as the muscles of mastication (chewing and biting). These tense muscles are known to have many adverse effects, including the affect on one’s occlusion/bite, jaw joint pain, jaw joint clicking or popping, facial pain, limited mouth opening, difficulty chewing and/or swallowing, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and migraine headaches, ringing in the ear/s, ear congestion, dizziness, and tingling finger tips. By achieving a relaxed muscular state, New Jersey dentists  Dr. Robert Logan is best able to record your optimal bite position.

To learn more about TENS/Myomonitor, please click on the following link: Myotronics.com

 

K-7 Evaluation System

The K7 is non-invasive computerized electronic instrumentation that measures and records mandibular jaw function and masticatory status by providing objective, or measurable, data. This sophisticated instrument allows for:

  • EMG (electromyography) gives precise information about resting muscle status as well as muscle efficiency when biting
  • Sonography precisely records jaw joint sounds (frequency and amplitude) as you open and close your mouth
  • Computerized Jaw Tracking records the position and movements of the mandible as it moves through space

To learn more about the Myotronics K7, please click on the following link: Myotronics.com

 

VELscope

The VELscope Vx is a hand-held device that provides dentists with an easy-to-integrate adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of a wide variety of oral diseases, including pre-cancer and cancer.

Used in conjunction with the conventional intra-oral and extra-oral head and neck exam, the VELscope Vx facilitates the discovery of mucosal abnormalities before they become visible under ordinary light. The VELscope Vx is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover occult oral disease.

The VELscope Vx hand piece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites natural fluorophores from the surface of the epithelium through to the basement membrane (where premalignant changes typically begin) and into the stroma beneath, causing it to fluoresce. The VELscope Vx’s proprietary filter makes fluorescence visualization possible, by blocking reflected blue light, and by enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.

In order to offer the highest level of care, New Jersey dentists Dr. Robert Logan and Dr. Jessica Logan have incorporated the new VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening System into our dental practice. The VELscope® device helps us respond to the recent growth in incidence of oral cancer. The breakthrough technology sets new oral tissue screening standards, enabling cancerous lesions to be diagnosed that may be undetectable under regular overhead white dental lights. It is the next generation of oral cancer detection.

VELscope® uses blue excitation light and a specialized filter to help dental professionals screen the oral cavity for cancerous lesions. The VELscope offers our patients a quick and painless way to decrease the potential devastation from undiagnosed oral cancer.

 

i-CAT 

The current emerging standard of care in dentistry, TMJ evaluation and dental implantology is the use of three dimensional x-ray studies. The 3-D images allow Dr. Robert Logan and Dr. Jessica Logan to collect the needed and highly valuable diagnostic information so they can best plan and deliver dental and surgical care.

i-CAT Cone Beam 3D Imaging provides three-dimensional imaging to the dental community, right in the practice office. The system offers active sagittal, coronal, and axial viewing and manipulation. It enhances diagnosis and treatment planning by providing more accurate imaging. Using the 3-D mapping tool, we can easily format and select desired slices for immediate viewing. Cone Beam imaging delivers quick and easy image acquisition, and a typical scan takes only 20 seconds.

The patient benefits from less radiation as well as the comfortable, open environment. Aside from the physical comfort of this system, the doctor can share a visual diagnosis with patients, making them more comfortable with their treatment plan and actively participate in their care. The speed of the scan and the immediate results allows the doctor and patient to better communicate the aspects of a case.

Benefits of Using the i-CAT Compared to Traditional CT scans:

• Offers advanced imaging within the practice
• Allows Dr. Logan to visualize anatomy that cannot be diagnosed externally or in 2 dimensional images.
• Safer – delivers 99% less radiation to the patient than traditional hospital CT scans.
• Open environment ensures patient comfort.
• Thorough diagnostic information (optimum view of the critical anatomy of all oral and maxillofacial structures.)
• More accurate treatment planning – confirm certain treatments are necessary.
• More predictable treatment outcomes.
• Reduces the length and cost of therapy
• Delivers quicker and easier image acquisition – typical scan takes only 20 seconds.

The i-CAT is fully open and has a short image capture time. Scan images are ready for use in less than 3 minutes and can be emailed, placed on a CD, or printed in full color for your use by Dr. Logan

 

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™)

The LANAP protocol is a surgical therapy designed for the treatment of periodontitis through regeneration rather than resection.  In LANAP surgery, a variable free-running pulsed dental laser is used by Dr. Robert Logan to treat the periodontal pocket. The laser energy selectively removes diseased or infected pocket epithelium from the underlying connective tissue. The necrotic epithelium is stripped from the connective tissue at the histologic level of the rete ridges. Since the laser energy is quite selective for diseased tissue, the underlying pleuropotential connective tissue is spared, thereby permitting healing and regeneration rather than formation of a pocket seal by long junctional epithelium.

Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery

The diagnostic images from the i-CAT scanner can be easily used for pre-surgical evaluation and computer guided implant placement surgery. Dr. Logan uses viewable animation to measure and analyze your case from every aspect. The data can be used to precisely place an implant into the 3D image and then incorporate this position into the surgical guides.

This imaging technology produces a 3D image of the patient’s mouth. This allows a precision diagnosis. Dr. Jessica Logan is also able to tell whether it is necessary to perform a bone grafting or sinus lift to complete the total procedure. The 3D technology provides a level of accuracy that is not present with 2D technology.

 

Soft Tissue Diode Laser

Cosmetically the diode laser is being used a great deal to aesthetically reshape the architecture of the gums. In many cases we are able to recontour portions of tissue that are covering up healthy tooth structure, thereby lengthening the teeth, reducing the amount of gum that shows and thereby enhancing the smile. In other cases, the laser is used to create symmetry, balancing gum tissues that are visually crooked and not level with the horizontal plane.

 

TEK-SCAN

For years, balancing the bite forces had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulation paper, waxes, pressure indicator paste, etc. were all dentists had to assess and balance the forces of occlusion. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and none measure both biting time and force. Tekscan met the challenge by developing the T-Scan system which Dr. Logan originally incorporated into his practice in 1992.

In 1997, the T-Scan was further refined and vastly improved. Now, progressive dentists all over the world are reaping the benefits of the latest technological advance in computerized occlusal imaging, the T-Scan II.

The T-Scan II helps reduce the risk of:

  • Implant failure
  • Traumatized teeth
  • Unstable dentures
  • Ineffective splints
  • Porcelain fractures
  • or anywhere occlusion plays a role!
  • Computerized Analysis of Dental Occlusion

The T-Scan® II is the only system available to measure dental occlusal forces and quantify how well-balanced a patient’s occlusion is.