Navigation Links
Scott Hannaman, D.D.S. and Edward Hebert, D.D.S. Tout the Merits of Modern Technology in Dentistry

In light of National Dental Hygiene Month in October, Dr. Scott Hannaman and Dr. Edward Hebert discuss the benefits of modern technology in the dental industry. One of the crowning achievements in the dental industry is Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC), perhaps the most researched and supported dental technology today, which enables same-day dental restorations.

“CEREC eliminates the need for multiple visits, impression materials that often make people gag or uncomfortable, temporary crowns that sometime come off while waiting for the lab-fabricated crown and errors in the transfer to the lab and back,” said Dr. Hannaman. “With CEREC, dentists can copy the height, width and shape of the tooth prior to beginning the procedure with a digital camera ‘wand’ to make the bite exactly how it was before, so there’s no guessing if it’s going to fit flush and comfortable.”

Added Dr. Hebert, “The images are stitched together and a 3D representation of your tooth, adjacent teeth and bite appear on the computer screen within moments of the digital impression. Shades are available to match the other teeth that are almost imperceptible to anyone other than a dental professional.”    

The doctors then design a tooth using algorithms of the adjacent teeth’s shape and angles, along with a digital “library” of teeth. “We keep the digital files stored, so if something happens to your tooth we can quickly reprint the crown for a patient,” noted Dr. Hannaman.

Another innovation is digital radiographs. “Digital is easy to show on large screen computer monitors for diagnosis and patient education,” said Dr. Hebert, “and provides immediate images, instead of waiting on team members to process film.”

Images can be magnified on a high-resolution monitor and enhanced to provide clarification of a cavity, fracture or infection, and are easily and securely stored in a HIPAA-friendly environment. “Most importantly, it has a lower radiation dose than traditional film X-rays and provides a safer acquisition of diagnostic information,” added Dr. Hannaman.

Lastly, there have been great strides in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and panoramic imaging – 3D images of one’s teeth, surrounding bone, nerves, sinuses and surrounding anatomical structures. This information aids in diagnosing infections, cracked teeth or pathological findings such as oral cancer.

“The images can also be used to merge with computer models of your teeth to plan for implants, mouth guards, snoring devices and other digitally founded prosthesis,” concluded Dr. Hebert. “The CT allows for a highly accurate distance calculation to aid in root canals by knowing the exact length of a root, or for planning implants with a surgical representation of the width, length and angle to place the implant safely.”

The dental industry continues to evolve, and Dr. Hannaman and Dr. Hebert will continue implementing advancements in the office. Dr. Hannaman is now using 3D printing by using the digital intraoral images taken in the office.

About Dr. Scott Hannaman and Dr. Edward Hebert, Family Dentistry
Dr. Scott Hannaman and Dr. Edward Hebert have been serving the residents of Lake Charles and surrounding communities for over 30 years. Their practice offers a full range of dental procedures, including advanced treatments such as same-day crowns and dental implants. They incorporate the latest technology to provide world-class care in a spa-like setting. For more information, please call (337) 474-4892, or visit The office is located at 1540 Country Club Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605.

About the NALA™
The NALA offers small and medium-sized businesses effective ways to reach customers through new media. As a single-agency source, the NALA helps businesses flourish in their local community. The NALA’s mission is to promote a business’ relevant and newsworthy events and achievements, both online and through traditional media. The information and content in this article are not in conjunction with the views of the NALA. For media inquiries, please call 805.650.6121, ext. 361.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Author Jeanine Liston’s newly released “The Foggy Road to Moorwick” is the story of a Scottish girl living in the late Nineteenth Century and her quest to see the world.
2. HealthBI Readies for National Growth with the Addition of Scott McFarland
3. Attorneys Bill Voss and Scott Hunziker of The Voss Law Firm Celebrate 14 Years of Service to the Greater Houston Area
4. Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Home Health Form Joint Venture
5. The Dermatology Clinic Proudly Welcomes Dr. Scott W. Dunbar, Mohs Surgeon
6. Over 2000 Medical Professionals Have Now Been Trained at The CoolSculpting Training Center East in Reston, Virginia by Dr. Scott Gerrish, Medical Director
7. Blue Door Therapeutics Paving the Way to Treat the Opioid Epidemic with $2 Million Dollar Treatment Center in North Scottsdale
8. Provia Laboratories, cGMP Autologous Stem Cell Company, Adds Scott Wolf of Grace Century to Its Business Advisory Board
9. Author Scotty’s Newly Released “The Trainer” is a Thrilling Tale of a Reformed Gun-For-Hire Who Quits After Finding Religion, But Has Now Been Asked to do One Last Job
10. Akeso Biomedical™ Appoints Scott Roth to its Board of Directors
11. Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2016 Announced
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor ... prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which ... current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions ... Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, ... call on that day with the investment community and ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the conference call through ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, ... 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. ... samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample ... ... system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host its fiscal ... Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. (CDT) ... a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). In ... guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will also highlight the ... long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: