Technologies for Beautiful Smiles and a More Comfortable Dental Experience
CariFree™ System: Cutting-Edge Prevention
Prevention is the best treatment possible. While our office has great ways of treating your child's tooth decay and oral problems, it's best to prevent them before treatment is even needed! Enjoy CariFree™ -- the first system designed to diagnose and treat the caries disease and to assess your child's specific risk of getting cavities. Some people brush and floss all the time and still get cavities, while others hardly brush and rarely get a cavity. This system addresses that inconsistency. Take full advantage of this treatment and likely save your child countless future visits and dollars spent on unnecessary and preventable dental treatment.
White (Tooth-Colored) Restorations
Keep your child's beautiful, happy smile completely natural looking. When restorations are needed, choose beautiful, tooth-colored composites or all white pediatric crowns. Read more about our advanced crowns for children.
Air Abrasion Technology
Leave needles and drills out of your thoughts when treating your child's cavities. For certain small cavities, air abrasion is your answer. Air Abrasion is a new, innovative dental technology that often eliminates the need for ancosmetic injection and drilling. It works by directing a focused stream of air mixed with tiny and harmless aluminum oxide particles at your child's tooth. These abrasive particles remove the decay but leave your child's healthy tooth structure virtually intact. Knowing air abrasion is quiet and painless; never worry about your child's fear of loud dental drills again.
Similar to air abrasion, this recent technology uses a combination of air, water and particles. Safely, conservatively and comfortably remove dental hard tissue and decayed tooth structure from your child's mouth without the plume of powder normally associated with traditional air abrasion. The heated water and powder also lessens your child's sensitivity and allows for faster and more precise cutting. Enjoy knowing your child's need for ancosmetic injection and the dental drill is often eliminated. Improve bonding and retention of your child's fillings - just one more advantage to enjoy of air abrasion and hydrobrasion!
Enjoy all your child's benefits from the numerous types of lasers used in dentistry today - some specifically for soft tissue procedures and some for hard tissue procedures. Feel great knowing your child experiences the comfort of The Waterlase MD™ at Silver Star Dental. The Waterlase MD™ is an YSGG hard and soft tissue (dual function) laser that is the most advanced in laser technology. It uses laser energy combined with a spray of water in a process called HydroPhotonics™. Never again worry about painful heat or vibrations typical to the dental drill.
Know your child feels comfortable throughout the treatment process and benefits from reduced bleeding, post-operative pain and swelling in many procedures. Feel confident knowing The Waterlase MD™ is accurate and precise, allowing Dr. Hsu to treat targeted areas of tooth structure while leaving healthy surrounding areas unaffected. This translates to fewer or no shots and less anesthesia for your child, which means no needles and no numb lip for many procedures. Prepping your child's teeth with the Waterlase MD™ increases bond strength of tooth-colored restorations for longer-lasting fillings. Bottom line, dental lasers enable Dr. Hsu to provide more precise, effective and faster results for your child with more comfort than ever before.
Laser DIAGNOdent™ Caries Detection
As always, early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your child's health. DIAGNOdent™ uses advanced laser technology to reliably detect dental decay in your child's mouth at the earliest stage. Proven to be over 90% effective, The DIAGNOdent™ is a small, portable laser unit that detects your child's cavity and alerts your dental team with an audible signal and readout explaining the cavity's size. This technology allows Dr. Hsu to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of your child's back teeth, even when they are just beginning and would have been missed by previous detection methods. Enjoy knowing your child's precious tooth structure is preserved and restorations are minimally invasive. Stop cavities in their infancy rather than waiting until they are significantly bigger and causing your child major problems.
Stop wondering what is going on in your child's mouth and start seeing exactly what Dr. Hsu sees. By using an intra-oral camera that magnifies images to fill a computer screen, you have a greater understanding of your child's oral health and of the treatments that our team prescribes. You can even watch as your child's procedure is performed. This small camera fits comfortably in your child's mouth and ensures you are fully educated about your child's oral health.
Enjoy digital x-rays - the wave of the future. View your child's radiographs (x-ray images) on a computer screen located at each dental chair. These images can be enlarged and viewed in various ways to provide the best diagnosis of your child's dental condition - so sugar bugs beware! Unlike traditional, film-based radiographs, digital radiographs allow you to see more detail and can be archived in Silver Star Dental's system for future reference and better dental records. Always keeping your child's safety at the top of our priority list, the imaging plates used in this digital radiograph system require up to 90% less radiation exposure than traditional dental film and are softer and more comfortable for your child.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Experience the fastest growing movement within dentistry today - the field of Minimally Invasive Dentistry or MID. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is the practice of removing the least amount of tooth structure, bone or tissue necessary to eliminate what is unhealthy and diseased. When replacement is appropriate for your child, it is done conservatively, comfortably and as beautifully. As this significant change in modern dentistry is pushing dentists towards a pro-active approach, feel great knowing disease prevention is the focus rather just treating the problems as they occur. Your child deserves the best care available today - your child deserves Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Don't accept anything less for your child's dental health. Feel confident knowing that Dr. Hsu is dedicated to the principles of MID and is a member of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.