Our office is conveniently located on the northwest corner of 156th and Bel-Red Road in Redmond. We are on the 4th floor of the Overlake office building, next to Eastside Hospital. Our practice is just a few blocks from the Microsoft campus near Microsoft Building 27.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday: Closed *Saturday by Appointment Only
Contact Us(425) 558-9998
Our Dental Technologies
The newest technology at A Smiling Heart Dentistry
Today we want a nice smile and we want it sooner rather than later. More and more patients are asking for early and immediate loading of their implants and requests for shorter treatment times along with a growing number of risk patients place greater demands on dentists and the available technology.
There is an increasing need to evaluate implant stability and osseointegration that cannot be achieved using traditional methods such as torque and percussion tests. It requires a more advanced diagnostics tool. This is where Osstell Dx comes in to help:
The Osstell IDx will help us to objectively determine implant stability and to assess the progress of osseointegration – without jeopardizing the healing process. It is a fast and non-invasive system that will provide the accurate and objective information needed to proceed with confidence.
The Benefits and Differences of Dental X-rays
Traditional X-Rays Require
A larger amount of radiation in order to deliver diagnostic x-rays.
Passport sized pictures that cannot be adjusted.
More time to develop
Have instantaneous images of most of the digital x-rays.
Can be enlarge over the screen and manipulated using variety computer programs in order to discern very slight differences in the gray scale.
How 3-D X-Rays help Dentists
Our Cone beam imaging machine has the ability to take 3-D imaging at a dose lower than a 2-D Panoramic x-ray. It is an amazing advancement, as a 3-D image provides hundreds of times more information than a panoramic x-ray and all this with half the dose of radiation. We can utilize the 3-D x-ray with its superb software to plan very precise placement of implants, detect where the nerves are during wisdom teeth extractions.
Why It Is Important to Screen For Oral Cancer?
There is one patient every hour dying of oral cancer in North America. In our office we regularly screen for Oral and head and neck abnormalities. What Technology Helps With the Screening? We utilize World's #1 Adjunctive Examination Device Velscope. This powerful device detects noninvasively in 2-3 minutes mucosal abnormalities that might be pre-cancerous or cancerous in nature, which with the naked eye might be very difficult to discern without invasive biopcy.
What is An Intra-oral Camera?
Intraoral cameras are very useful tool mainly to inform the patient visually what is going on in their mouths. We have invested into 2 of the highly advance of diagnostic cameras that allows you to see what we see inside your mouth. What are they Used For? One of them detects cavities and shows them in blue color. The other detects cavities between teeth without the use of x-rays.
We use an Intra-Oral Camera with diagnostic quality, and that is tremendously less invasive compared to legacy and contemporary techniques utilizing conventional cameras, without the need for manipulation instrumentation and intra-oral mirrors.
Technology That Reduces the Need For X-rays, While Using Less Radiation CariVu™ is a revolutionary product similar to an intraoral camera but with the ability to detect cavities between teeth, without using x-rays. In essence, it minimizes the need for the x-rays while simultaneously helping you see where the cavities are on screen.
Is there a technique or technology that makes shots painless?
The Wand® STA is a computer controlled anesthesia delivery system that provides immediate, pain free dental anesthesia for all injection types. It is revolutionizing dental anesthesia by taking away the pain, anxiety, and stress associated with conventional syringes.
Additionally, with the Wand® STA System there is no collateral numbness in the cheeks, lips, or tongues. This means that patients can speak clearly and comfortably immediately after injection
What Are my Options for Teeth Whitening?
The easiest and fastest way for an in office teeth whitening treatment accomplished in about an hour with the help of Zoom! Advanced Power Plus in office whitening. Take home kits are also available, which take 2-3 weeks instead.
Zoom! Whitening whitens your teeth in about 1 hour, while preventing harmful chemicals from infiltrating the gingival, as is the case with the take home treatments.
Now offering NuCalm® natural dental anxiety relaxation at A Smiling Heart Dentistry.
It could not get any better than this.
As we all know Dr. Tigran likes to use and administer less chemicals (narcotics or controlled substances). NuCalm® is a safe, proven neuroscience technology that quickly relaxes you without using narcotics or controlled substances. NuCalm® naturally brings your body to the pre-sleep states characterized by deep relaxation and idleness.
From ...stress to relaxation in minutes NuCalm® is the only patented system for balancing and maintaining the health of your autonomic nervous system.
This is how even the best dentists in the world prepare for their own long dental appointments.
T-Scan® Novus T-Scan® Novus
Dr Tigran has just returned from a 6 day cutting edge conference in Las Vegas, where he learned latest techniques for creating Hollywood smiles.
He also brought life changing new technologies with him, One of them is Tekscan:Dentistry's Only Digital Occlusal Analysis System. T-Scan® provides dynamic occlusal measurement—revealing the level and timing of force on individual teeth and the occlusal stability of the overall bite—bringing articulating paper marks to life.
E4D Dr Tigran will travel to Texas to learn about where the future of dentistry is going and advance the office further into the 21st century. The other team members will have additional training from the E4D company. We are now the proud owner of the E4D crown milling machine!
The E4D machine enables us to eliminate impressions, so no need for uncomfortable impression materials in your mouth. An even larger advantage is the elimination of the temporary crown AND the return visit for the permanent crown. We value your comfort, time and convenience. Temporary crowns can break or come loose while you wait weeks for your permanent crown. You will now be able to get your crown on the same day in one single visit! Rather than relying on a lab to make your crown to your specifications, your crown now involves only two people: your dentist and you.
How does this work?
With the E4D System, we can obtain clean, fast digital impressions of your tooth in a few minutes using a laser scanner. This laser scanning technology is not only precise when capturing all the details of your tooth, but it is also as safe as the check-out scanner at the grocery store. Your impression is saved and used to design your new tooth with the special software.
We "create" your custom crown so that it is a personalized fit using the computer-based design center. From there, the information is transferred to the in-office milling unit, where your crown is made. You can even watch it being made. On the same day, your new crown is permanently placed in your mouth!
Will my insurance cover this?
This is the same crown you would get if you waited the traditional 2-4 weeks. Now, you can get it made directly in our office on the same day.
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
PRF is a second generation PRP where autologous platelets and leukocytes are present in a complex fibrin matrix to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissue. Platelets contain growth factors and the fibrin mesh holds these important growth factors and releases them over time that can accelerate the wound healing process.
These products, processed from your own blood are then immediately placed into the surgical site. The scientifically proven positive effects of this procedure include better and faster soft tissue (gums) and hard tissue (bone) healing and regeneration. Because the healing occurs faster than usual, there is less chance of infection, dry socket, failed implants or failed grafting. These procedures are especially helpful to those who otherwise might have impaired healing such as diabetics , smokers, and others with chronic or acute conditions which can interfere with healing.
The Individual Patient (IP) Appliance: Computerized Brace The World's most efficient and effective way to straighten teeth!
Your braces will be individually designed for the most effective and fastest treatment. With the aid of a computer, Dr. Tigran diagnoses your teeth, bone structure, and facial profile to develop your treatment plan and customize your brackets.
Dr. Tigran uses cutting edge orthodontic technology to create the optimal treatment plan for you. He analyzes every detail before the case starts to interpret any potential problems before they happen. Some of the technologies used include digital cephalometric analysis, model measuring, visual treatment objectives and over 150 treatment plan templates.
Digital Diagnostic Imagery
We utilize one of the most advanced digital x-rays, keeping radiation to a minimum while at the same time giving cutting edge diagnostics.
Simplant Software Simplant Software converts CAT scanned images into 3D for diagnostic purposes as well as guided surgery for precise implant placement.
We use the Cadillac of the implants. These implants utilize the technology of platform switching to keep bone loss to a minimum around the implants. This will enhance the natural look of the gums around the implant and retain the stability by keeping the bone surrounding it.
Rotary Nickel-Titanium Instrumentation This instrumentation assists in efficient and conservative instrumentation of the root canals. Hand instrumentation with stainless steel files can cut root structure very aggressively.
Root ZX gives us extremely precise lengths of the roots, while keeping the need of x-rays to the minimum.