At Dean Cosmetic Dentistry we strive to offer our patients the latest in dental technology.  Our tools allow us to treat patients with less pain and in less time than most traditional offices.  Take a look at some of our latest technologies.

CEREC

Single Visit Dentistry

  • Same Day Crowns
  • Perfect Customized Fit
  • Crowns Made in our Office

Primescan

Accurate and Fast Oral Scanner

  • Short Wait Times
  • More Accurate Diagnostics
  • Extremely Versatile

Galileos Sirona 3D

Advanced ED X-Ray 

  • Best image quality
  • Lowest radiation dose
  • Highly precise implant placing

SureSmile

The Most Precise Clear Aligners

  • Great Results
  • Shortest Time
  • Designed to Last

Solea

Drill-less Laser

  • Virtually Painless
  • No Vibrations or Noise
  • Often no Anesthesia Required

Galileos Sirona 3D Machine

Patient Advantages

 

  • Best image quality thanks to selectable HD mode
  • Lowest radiation dose
  • Perfect workflow
  • Optionally integrated FaceScanner

Galileos Sirona 3D Imaging System

Galileos  Sirona 3D brings you the latest breathtaking technology for guided in-house implantology in one treatment session.
The matching of CEREC  this 3D X-ray enables dentists to offer highly precise implant planning, surgical guide production and final prosthetic manufacturing – in-house and in one visit.

Dean Cosmetic Dentistry  is one of only  a few practices in the Knoxville area to have this amazing 3D imaging system – Galileos Sirona 3D.

Galileos Sirona 3D  does not only capture the entire jaw, including the jaw joints, but also all important anatomical structures of the craniofacial region.Using just the lowest necessary dose, Galileos Sirona 3D creates a detailed representation based on the newly developed metal artifact reconstruction software MARS.

CEREC

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CERamic REConstruction. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.

How does the instrument work?

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.

What does this innovation mean for a patient?

A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. CEREC has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.

How can I find out if this is an option for me?
Call our office at (865) 539-1119 or contact us here by email. We will be happy to answer all of your questions on this new technology.

 

CEREC Primescan

CEREC Primescan is an alternative to traditional intraoral dental impressions, which use a putty-like substance to take physical impressions of your teeth. This method does not allow for digital assessment of your mouth, and some patients find it the process of physical impressions to be uncomfortable.

How Does CEREC Primescan Work?

CEREC Primescan uses a wand-like device, loaded with powerful imaging sensors which can capture more than 50,000 images of your mouth per second. These images are quickly stitched and compiled into a 3D image of your teeth, jaw, gums and mouth, and displayed on a high-definition screen for immediate assessment by our doctors.

Using this sensor, our doctors can image your entire mouth up to 20mm in depth, including gums, blood, and bone structures, quickly and accurately. The Primescan software (as compared to the Omnicam) creates high-resolution 3D models to assess your oral health and create the very best crowns, implants, removable prosthesis, restorations, and even 3D prints. With just a few quick sweeps of the CEREC Primescan device, we’ll be able to generate an in-depth, modifiable 3D image of your mouth in minutes.

 

The Benefits of CEREC Primescan

So, why is CEREC Primescan such a big deal? Here are just a few improvements of this sophisticated system:

  • Shorter wait times – We can quickly image your mouth without waiting for dental impressions to set, allowing us to treat each patient more quickly and effectively. A full jaw impression only takes 2-3 minutes. This adds up to less time spent in the waiting room.
  • Real-time image processing – Our dentists can quickly adjust and modify scanned images using filters and other tools, leading to more accurate diagnostics and better overall patient outcomes.
  • Extremely versatile – CEREC Primescan can be used for almost any dental procedure. From implant dentistry, to the creation of CEREC crowns, the treatment of gum disease, and more.

Visit Dean Cosmetic Dentistry Now – Leading The Area Knoxville With CEREC Primescan!

If you’re interested in CEREC Primescan, give us a call 865-539-1119.   Don’t just read about the benefits of this tool, come in for your next dental appointment and see how it works for yourself! Primescan is our latest investment in advanced dental technology.

Solea

Solea is the miracle we’ve all been waiting for! This advanced technology is a powerful dental laser that replaces the dental drill in many of the procedures in our practice. Compared to the traditional drill, Solea is virtually noise and vibration free. In fact, some of  our patients skip anesthesia because they simply don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy, because you deserve it!  Also  you’re not going to find this anywhere else locally.  Dr Donnie Dean is highly trained, and a top mentor & educator in the dental field.  

What is Solea?

Solea is the first FDA cleared CO2 dental laser system for use oninboth hard and soft tissue procedures. Developed by Convergent Dental in Boston, Massachusetts, Solea produces a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures.  Using research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry, Solea is indicated for use on both teeth and gums, from simple cavities to complex surgeries. Not only is the laser virtually painless, it is also vibrationless and noiseless. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.

Why Solea?

Some of hard- and soft-tissue procedures in our office are done with no anesthesia, which we know makes the patient experience that much better.  For the patient, this means you are  able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time typically needed.  Repairing cavities in all four corners of your mouth in one visit, without pain or numbness, is a common practice here.  Solea allows us to eliminate the discomfort from anesthesia, as well as the uncomfortable noises and vibrations from the drill, that you are accustomed to.  By removing the uncomfortable numb feeling from anesthesia, you can immediately return to work without any hesitation, and children can leave the office without fear of chewing on their numb lip or cheek.  Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.

SureSmile Clear Aligners being made

SureSmile Aligners

You’ll be smiling in no time with SureSmile At Dean Cosmetic Dentistry. SureSmile transforms your smile with the most precise clear aligners! All digital and no gooey impressions! See how this nearly invisible alternative to metal braces can straighten adult teeth. From simple to complex, there is a treatment option to suit every case.

Great Results

SureSmile® Aligners are designed using advanced software to ensure they fit perfectly and deliver the exact tooth movements needed to achieve great results.

Shortest Time

Customized SureSmile® Aligner treatment plans are developed using advanced orthodontic capabilities to achieve the best results in the shortest possible time.

Designed to Last

Pioneered by orthodontic specialists, SureSmile® Aligner treatments are designed to make anatomically correct movements that ensure long lasting results.

 


Our Process

1st Dr Donnie Dean will start with a digital impression – No Gooey Ones Here!!

2nd Dr Dean will analyze your bite and anatomical factors to determine a fully customized treatment plan using SureSmile software.

3rd Receive your custom Clear Aligner Trays – advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques are used to create your custom aligners. This will deliver the exact tooth movements needed to achieve your treatment goals.

4th Your On Your Way to getting your best smile! Following your treatment plan will have you smiling your best smile in no time! Dr Donnie Dean will support you throughout to ensure long lasting results.

Effective treatment without having to change your lifestyle!

SureSmile is a series of transparent, removable and virtually invisible clear aligners designed to progressively straighten your teeth into their ideal position.

  • Virtually invisible
  • Comfortable
  • Removable