Digital Dental Technology

Dr. Sutherland offers digital dental technology to give you a smile you love while saving you time and money! With digital imaging, you can preview your new smile before you buy it.

You can get unlimited digital smile previews until you are happy with your smile. Dr. Sutherland believes each patient’s smile is unique. He lets you preview and discuss the ideal smile for you. From whiter teeth to straighter teeth, you can consult with him to pick out your smile.

Torrance Dental Arts offers a dynamic combination of advanced technologies in one convenient location.  Many practices would refer you to several offices to accomplish the same care.  The best that dentistry has to offer combined with personal service and down-to- earth discussion of your care will make your experience with Dr. Sutherland unique from other practices.

Intra-Oral Camera – lets you see and understand what’s going on in your mouth

This is not only a diagnostic tool for me, but an educational supplement for you.  This camera looks like an oversized pen, and magnifies the surface areas of the teeth. It helps me to locate small pits and cracks that might be harboring disease. This up-close information is immediately available to both you and me on a TV monitor in the private room.  This visual feedback also helps you to see certain features in your mouth, and better understand my recommendations. For instance, it’s possible to see the damage caused by old, metal amalgam fillings that expand and contract, and can cause cracking and breaking.

Laser Cavity Detection – catches otherwise undetectable cavities very early

Detecting cavities is an inexact science. Fortunately, the best technology gives us a better view of disease at an earlier stage.  The laser system I use is a spectacular breakthrough in dental cavity detection. Before, nearly 50% of cavities went undetected until they led to root canals or even tooth loss. Now we can uncover disease more consistently and prevent significant tooth loss.  This special laser light harmlessly and precisely detects cavities. One of the most difficult areas to locate cavities is on the chewing areas of teeth and under and around metal fillings. The laser makes it possible for me to lift the veil on what used to be hidden areas of dental decay. All this is done safely, painlessly and without exposure to x-rays. In addition, this technology also means that only areas that truly have decay get treatment because all the ‘guesswork’ of previous cavity-detection techniques has been eliminated.

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With Sedation Dentistry, You Feel Nothing!

Even the most fearful clients can say good-bye to the white knuckle experience of going to the dentist.  If you’ve avoided the dentist for years due to bad experiences in the past, you can now comfortably snooze through even the most complex care, thanks to Dr. Sutherland’s Sedation Dentistry.  Complex treatment that used to require many visits or even months of treatment can now be completed in as little as one single visit with my methods. Experience Dr. Sutherland’s Sedation Dentistry just once and you will never be afraid to go to the dentist again!

No-Drill Dentistry –  No Needle, No Drill,  No Numbness

Our no-drill dentistry is a leap into the future that allows removal of dental decay without the dreaded whine of the drill and often without the needle, too!  The technology uses a laser that takes away decay rapidly and without the vibrations and heat of the dental drill. It can get at decay sooner because it is a fine spray, so you can keep your natural teeth for life. Few clients need anesthesia of any type.

Dental Laser Works With No Anesthesia

We use an advanced dental laser to gently and effectively treat the ravages of gum disease usually without numbing anesthesia. It helps stop the progression of tooth-destroying and bone-destroying disease. Laser treatment helps to eliminate the need for conventional, often painful, gum surgery in up to 75% of cases.  The laser can also be used to gently and artistically refashion the gum line. It can turn short teeth or a gummy smile into the smile you’ve always wanted. It also improves the result and accuracy of complicated dental procedures.

Advanced Local Antibiotics Puts Treatment in Just the Spot That Needs It

For clients undergoing treatment to halt infections in the gum and bones that cause tooth loss, my hygienist often uses a type of antibiotic that is completely painless. This means the antibiotic is more effective because the infection are “hit hard” by its direct application to the problem, and will remain more effective in the future against bacteria.

 Medical Topical Anesthetic Pastes Ensure No More Pain

Say good-bye to feeling the dreaded anesthetic needle. I use a medical breakthrough that is a special medical grade anesthetic paste. It allows for completely painless injections. Clients can’t believe that they just had a shot.

One-Visit Root Canals – More Comfortable, Takes Less Time

The root canal is a procedure that has kept many people away from the dental office, even those who don’t need one, due to serious misunderstandings. Much of the fear came not so much from the discomfort, but from the technique used.  In many offices, it’s still a manual and imprecise mechanical process.  At my office, I use the latest technology. I can precisely locate the apex of the root electronically and with a computer-controlled device. I can then remove the damaged or diseased root efficiently and more comfortably.

Dental Implants

Replaces missing teeth, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures for return to natural chewing.  For those with dentures or with missing teeth, dental implants are the most life-changing service dentistry offers.  Surgery and prosthetics performed in on convenient location-few offices can do this.  Stops bone loss and facial changes related to missing teeth.  An alternative to root canals in some cases. Reduces chance of further tooth loss over all other treatment options.

Ultrasonic Gum Technology With Antibacterial Medication Reduces Gum Surgeries

Improves treatment result of gum disease therapy.  Latest scientific therapy for combating gum and bone disease is to customize treatment to each patient’s care with gum disease therapy.  Reduces need for traditional gum surgery.

Cosmetic Smile Simulations – See Your New Smile in a Matter of Hours!

Smilevision is a technologically advanced cosmetic imaging system that allows our patients to see actual image of themselves and their new smiles before treatment even begins.  See your smile right away!

3D X-Rays – Added Safety

Unlike traditional x-rays, allows for three dimensional viewing of jaw bone, jaw joints, and sinuses.  All films needed for surgery, joint problems, orthodontics, and routine care can be taken under the same roof without referral to a special facility for patient convienence-very few offices can do this.  Allows for safer, more precise surgical planning.

Rapid Treatment Braces

Advanced orthopedic appliances for adults and children to improve orthodontic treatment results.  Ensures that muscles, ligaments, and jaw joints are take into consideration instead of the traditional “straightening” of the teeth only concepts.  More physiologically comfortable and healthier result.  Increases long term treatment success.  Reduces need for extractions.

Implant Dentures– So Real They Fool other Dentists

Allows for superior fit, superior cosmetics, and lifelike results for those who require dentures.

Self-Contained Water Lines

Allow safe dental waterlines as compared to city water system.

Green Office – Mercury Separation

Keeps mercury (in old “silver” fillings) from entering the blood stream (we never use mercury).

Ultimate Power Bleaching – Hollywood White-Guaranteed.

Proprietary method of deep bleaching teeth beyond “Hollywood White.” Even works for tetracycline drug staining.

Dr. Sutherland keeps up with the latest in dental technology so you can get the smile of your dreams at a cost to fit your budget. Contact us today to see how simple dentistry has become and how fast he can improve your smile.