Dentists in Utica. Proudly serving Utica and the Mohawk Valley.
The office of Slavin Jackson and Burns provides a wide array of dental services, from basic maintenance to complicated procedures for our patients in the Utica area. From sealants to braces to implants to sleep apnea, through every phase of your life. Please browse our site for more detailed information about our major services.
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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) Therapy
Solea Dental Laser
Gum Disease Care
A beautiful smile is recognized as the focal point of our overall appearance. Dental aesthetic makeovers are exciting for our patients and recent advances in conservative aesthetic dentistry have made a beautiful smile achievable for even the most challenging cases. Our aesthetics treatment procedures include:
- Tooth color restoration
- Porcelain Veneers
Many people who suffer from TMJ dysfunction problems remain undiagnosed for years, often experiencing the frustration of a lengthy medical merry-go-round. For over 25 years, our TMJ patients have benefited from our expertise in restoring them to normal pain-free jaw function.
Sleep Apnea is a common medical condition which is often undiagnosed. It involves repeated cessation of breathing during sleep with very serious cardiovascular, GI and psycho-social consequences. However, the symptoms are often limited only to snoring and excessive day-time sleepiness.
Once diagnosed at a sleep center, the gold standard of treatment is use of a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine during sleep. Though very effective, many individuals are unwilling to initiate CPAP therapy or find it uncomfortable, cumbersome or inconvenient.
For these patients, treatment with an oral appliance has been shown to be an easily tolerated and effective alternative.
Making the patient experience a positive one is important to us. At Slavin, Jackson, Burns, we are committed to improving the way we provide treatment with the latest tools and technology to make your dental care as comfortable as possible. That’s why we are proud to announce that we have added the Solea dental laser to our practice:
- No drill
- No numb feeling
- No needles
- No jarring noises
- No soreness
- And multiple procedures done in one appointment
What is Solea?
Solea is a powerful dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures in our practice. It is guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavities to complex surgeries. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment. In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.
The majority of hard and soft tissue procedures in our office are done with virtually no anesthesia and soft tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. This allows us to perform common procedures, such as fillings, on the fly and soft tissue procedures in a single appointment. What does that mean for you, our patients? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time. When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist
Watch the video below to learn more about how Solea can make your next appointment something to smile about.
New medical evidence has established a strong link between oral health and general health. Oral bacteria and dental disease have been definitively implicated in the development of heart disease, diabetes and low birth weight. Periodontal disease is also now linked to cancer of the tongue. Our office utilizes an effective, non-surgical protocol to treat periodontal (gum) disease.
Designed to replace the dreaded “goop”, unpleasant taste, drooling, inherent accuracies and gagging associated with traditional impression taking; Itero enables us to offer our patients a technology that is far superior to conventional methods. Patients become engaged in the process as they see their dental work on-screen. This provides us with a wonderful educational tool that helps improve patient knowledge. Offices equipped with Itero are on the cutting edge of dentistry.
By using a hand-held wand to optically scan the area to be restored, the patient’s entire impression is created 100% digitally with no mess or bad taste. This translates into a more comfortable impression process, a perfect fit, less chair time, and restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.
Itero eliminates weakness in the impression process such as voids, pulls and tears. With a precise starting point, we are able to create digitally accurate restorations.
Almost every dental procedure requires a needle injection of anesthetic solution. Yet, research shows that fear or anxiety about the pain of injections keeps 50% of Americans from visiting the dentist-resulting in an epidemic of untreated dental needs, resulting in excessive tooth loss and poor overall health.
Research shows that when vibration is applied as a counter-stimulation to an anesthetic injection, it will reach the brain before the pain sensation does. The brain can perceive only one sensation at a time-therefore, the sensation that arrives at the brain first is the one that will be felt.
DentalVibe’s unique VibraPulse technology provides the most effective way to “close” the brain’s pain gate, blocking the discomfort or dental injections.