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(415) 895-6014
1744 Novato Blvd., Ste. 110
Novato, CA 94947

Dental Technology

In addition to making dentistry more efficient and interesting for us, advancements in dental technology also improve your experience as a patient. Whether they’re saving you time, keeping you comfortable, or giving you the smile of your dreams, our state-of-the-art amenities will completely change the way you think about going to the dentist.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a fast and comfortable tool we use to assess your dental needs. They’re safe enough to be used during pregnancy, and some studies have found that they emit up to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays. With no chemical processing needed, digital x-rays are a good choice for you and the environment.

X-rays are commonly used in dental exams of patients of all ages, because many problems with the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen by the naked eye.

 

An x-ray is needed to reveal:

  • Small areas of decay between teeth or below existing restorations
  • Deep cavities
  • Infections in the jaw bones
  • Deep gum disease
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Some types of tumors
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Intraoral Camera

Like digital x-rays, digital photographs with our intraoral camera are a useful diagnostic and patient education tool. This camera shows you what we see during your exam and helps us guide you through your diagnosis and treatment options. It also allows us to visualize more and diagnose issues we might not have been able to see without the up-close view that it gives us.

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Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Composite or “tooth-colored” fillings are cured with a special light then shaped and polished to match your other healthy teeth. The resulting restoration feels natural in your mouth and is virtually undetectable to the eye. Composite fillings are strong and durable, and because they can be bonded directly to the surface of your teeth, they often leave behind more healthy tooth structure than silver fillings.

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Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest ways to take years off your smile. We offer take-home whitening kits that give you the professional results you want in the comfort of your own home. Ask us about your options at your visit.

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Dazzling Porcelain Veneers

veneers

Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for teeth that are chipped, misshapen, or too discolored for traditional whitening. Veneers are thin ceramic casings that are bonded to the front side of your teeth to give your smile a beautiful, more uniform appearance. Veneers are also a great alternative to braces for teeth that are widely spaced or overlapped.

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Invisalign® Teeth Straightening

Invisalign

Are you tired of hiding your smile but don’t want to spend two years in metal bars and brackets? With Invisalign® clear and removable braces, you don’t have to! Invisalign uses a series of comfortable, custom-made aligners that are changed approximately every two weeks to gradually reposition your teeth. They can even be removed so you can eat and brush your teeth as you normally would. Call today to find out if Invisalign is right for you!

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Snap-On Smile®

Snap-On Smile® is an inexpensive alternative to permanent cosmetic dental treatments such as porcelain veneers and crowns. Snap-On Smiles are made of a strong yet flexible resin that is formed into a thin, removable appliance that literally “snaps on” to your teeth. There’s no drilling, no unpleasant adhesive—no invasive preparations at all! Snap-On Smiles come in 18 different smile designs and 23 color shades, and Drs. Andriy and Olha Kulyk will provide a Smile Style Guide to help you choose the right design and shade for you.

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Isolite® System

Isolite

Happy patients spend less time in the dental chair with more comfort. That’s why we use the Isolite® System! This system has a soft and flexible mouthpiece to shield your tongue and cheek during procedures, AND it provides a place for you to rest your jaw. The Isolite illuminates your mouth from the inside so treatments are shadowless and more efficient, but best of all, it eliminates the need for cotton rolls and rinse breaks! Come in today and experience the difference.

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Diagnodent®

Dignodent

Diagnodent® is a gentle and comfortable tool used for detecting early tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise go undiagnosed by regular methods alone. Leading dental experts agree that traditional methods of detecting tooth decay are inadequate and outdated for modern dentistry. That’s why at Novato Dental Care we are proud to utilize this important technology!

Diagnodent works by scanning your teeth to measure fluorescence within your tooth structure. Healthy teeth will have little or no fluorescence, but those teeth that are showing signs of decay will be quite evident in the level of fluorescence they display. The data passed into the device will not only shine when there are signs of tooth decay, but will also give an audible signal to alert the dentist. With that data, Drs. Andriy and Olha Kulyk will then be able to treat the affected area before it can develop into something more problematic and ultimately, more expensive.

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Arestin®

Have you been told that you have or are at risk of developing gum disease? Ask our team about Arestin®, just one of our many effective, non-surgical treatments for gum disease. Arestin is an antibiotic powder that our doctors place in the small space between your tooth and gum tissue (known as the “perio-pocket”) after performing a standard deep cleaning. The procedure is quick and painless, and it’s been shown to fight infection for up to 21 days.

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