Brian Lilien, DDS
Dental Specialty Associates of Arizona is a multi-specialty dentistry. We are specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics,
Endodontics, Periodontics and Orthodontics. Dental Specialty Associates of Arizona is serving the communities of Gilbert, Mesa,
Chandler, Queen Creek, Ahwahtukee, Casa Grande. Maricopa, Pinal, Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix AZ metro.
Dental Specialty Associates of Gilbert
Dental Specialty Associates combines state-of-the-art equipment, innovative techniques and courteous care to give patients the best dental care. New dental technology and hi-tech diagnostic tools are changing the way that modern dentists operate. Here are some of the ways that Dental Specialty Associates is taking dentistry into the new millennium.
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth.
Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
Cerec - One-visit Computer Generated Crowns
CEREC 3D ® technology enables dentists to design and place beautiful dental restorations in a single patient visit. Perfectly fitted restorations are designed in three dimensions, and the ceramic material is milled right in the office. With CEREC technology, we can restore decayed teeth, design and place porcelain crowns, replace amalgam fillings, design and place inlays, onlays and dental veneers in one appointment.
Sedation dentistry is a term that refers to the use of anesthesia during treatment to put patients into a relaxed state, almost like sleep. Sedation dentistry is often used during procedures that require an extensive amount of time in the treatment chair, and sedation is ideal for patients who exhibit dental phobia or have difficulty controlling their movements (this includes children). While sedation dentistry implies that patients are unconscious, there are different types of sedation that can be offered. Some forms of sedation dentistry simply alleviate anxiety or put patients in a sleep-like state, so that little is felt or remembered from the dentistry procedure.The sedation dentistry technique recommended by your dentist will depend upon the treatment being performed and/or the degree of your dental anxiety. Your dentist will be able to tell you if you are a candidate for moderate sedation with oral sedatives or nitrous oxide, or deeper sedation with intravenous drugs.
Microscopic dentistry helps us precisely examine teeth and perform operations at a microscopic level. When using the high magnification during procedures, we are able to see microscopic details that are simply impossible to visualize with either the naked eye or even magnification loupes. By using surgical operating microscopes, root canal restorations have an incredibly precise fit and finish. Microscopic dentistry provides a precision in dental care that is exceptional.
Digital X-rays and Galileos 3-D Imaging
Dental Specialty Associates uses digital dental X-Rays to provide even better dental care and more accurate diagnoses. The process of digitally capturing an image is much faster, safer and more comfortable for the patient.
The digital dental X-ray system is more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems, so your exposure to X-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large, color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Used photo chemicals and film are not polluting the environment. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
Today, three-dimensional imaging is offering the field of dentistry previously undreamed-of diagnostic and therapeutic options in the fields of surgery, prosthetics, orthodontics, and restorative dentistry. GALILEOS 3-D imaging was created to bring these options to life and integrate them efficiently into routine dental practices. An imaging system comprising reliable hardware and software components, GALILEOS was developed for dental practice – the tailor-made answer to your dental issues.
Dental Specialty Associates uses the Navigator laser for soft tissue modification and preventive care. Lasers now enable us to easily and safely perform many soft tissue procedures. Many doctors fear the potential of post-operative complications and patient discomfort associated with scalpel incisions or electro-surgery. Lasers cut and coagulate at the same time, thereby facilitating immediate hemostasis, less tissue charring, less postoperative healing time and fewer post-operative complications including less chance of infection. The laser performs minor surgical procedures and, in addition, reduces bacteria from the area at the same time. Sutures are rarely needed for laser wounds and many soft tissue procedures around the gingiva (Gum Tissue) can be completed without anesthesia for greater patient acceptance and comfort.
Invisalign ® Invisible Braces
Invisalign® is the invisible state-of-the-art way to straighten your teeth without braces.
Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. orthodontists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign®.
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed.
You'll visit your dentist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.