What is so important about a soft, plastic block that creates a vacuum, pours oodles of fiberoptic light upon the operative field for better visualization, and comfortably fits in your mouth during dental treatment? Modern dental materials are typically tooth-colored porcelain or composites (white fillings), and they both share one characteristic: hey require a dry field for optimum fusion/bonding to the tooth structure.
Even the humidity in one's breath can compromise this dry field requirement, let alone any saliva that might enter the procedural field. Enter the Isolite®, a single-use, disposable, fiber optically lit, dry field technology that helps to ensure predictable modern restorative dental treatment. The vacuum (which envelopes an entire half of the mouth) also expedites dental treatment by keeping the cheeks and tongue out of the way, so that the dentist can accomplish more treatment per unit time so that the patient spends less time in the dental practice.
Additionally, when old mercury amalgam fillings are removed in the course of dental treatment, the vacuum theoretically helps serve to protect both the patient and dental personnel from the toxic mercury vapors created upon its removal, since the powerful vacuum envelopes the entire perimeter of the tooth being worked on.
Dr. Nick Yiannios uses this technology on just about every patient. This includes the placement of white/composite fillings, CEREC® CAD/CAM porcelain crowns, and veneers, air abrasion procedures, dental implant placements, oral surgical procedures; just about everything he does. The advantages to the patient are tremendous: safety, predictability, comfort, and better visualization. Though this single-use technology is quite expensive, Dr. Nick Yiannios will not perform his dental work without it for two main reasons:
- He wants everyone protected
- He wants his work to last!
Step into the future of dentistry and contact our Rogers dental office today at (479) 876-8000 to schedule your next dental appointment.