Changing lives with healthy smiles
State of the Art Dental Technology
Dexis digital x-rays are an extremely progressive addition to our dental office. Digital x-rays are computer generated images. These images require up to 75% less radiation than with convention film type x-rays. X-ray projections appear on computer monitors within a few seconds in full view. The computer allows enlargement, highlighting, magnifying, inverting, clear viewing, and contrasting of x-ray photos, so that you can view your teeth at the same time.
The newest equipment and the latest in dental technology to offer the best care to our patients in our office is the Orthophos. The Orthophos is a dental CT scan which provides us with 3-D data to help with improved patient diagnosis. You are seated in an open environment and the procedure can be done in our office, which means no trips to the hospital. The scan takes 20 seconds and gives off less radiation and costs less than medical CT scans.
The muscles in your temple and forehead area play an important part in the way your jaw is positioned and how your jaw closes. If your bite is not right it could lead to abnormal tension in these muscle, a possible cause of tension headaches. The bite remains tense for long periods of time if not corrected and the muscles do not get a chance to rest which leads to poor circulation and pain.
The K-7 allows Dr. Sebastian to evaluate the state that the muscles are in as well as other factors that may be affecting the bite. The K-7 is a computer which helps Dr. Sebastian measure and study the full range of motion of the jaw in three dimensions. The computer records where your jaw is being held in relation to the upper teeth and can measure the activity of the muscles that control the jaw in its relaxed position as well as its functional positions. Dr. Sebastian then can use the K-7 to determine if your bite is in its optimal position, rather than relying on your current bite position as being the best bite for you.
Intra-oral photos are taken so that we may better educate and inform patients of conditions as well as track potentially cancerous lesions in their mouths.
Patients are given a choice of the use of an iPod or movie goggles with the latest choice of DVDs to help patients enjoy their stay while receiving their necessary treatment.
Finding cavities using an “explorer” has not changed much since the 1800’s. Using this technique, many cavities are found at very late stages where large fillings or more expensive inlays and onlays are necessary. Sadly, nearly 20% of children between 2 and 3 years old have tooth decay and 80% of young people have had a cavity by age 17. New techniques and protocols needed to be developed to detect disease earlier and arrest the decay. The newest technology available is a laser fluorescence cavity detector called the Diagnodent, available in our office. A light is shone on the teeth and fluorescence emitted by decay is quantifiably measured and found in very early stages such that fillings may not be necessary and simpler sealants may help arrest the decay and preserve tooth structure.
We acquired our first laser six years ago and vote it the best technology to benefit our patients thus far. Prior to owning one, we used to refer many patients to periodontists and oral surgeons for surgical procedures performed with a scalpel which would cost more and require days or weeks to heal. Today, with our laser, we can perform many soft tissue surgical procedures in-office with very little or no bleeding and very little or no post-operative pain. Because of this, restorative procedures may also be performed on the same day.
Other uses for our laser include: elimination of canker sores, gum disease treatment, gum plastic surgery, preparation prior to mold taking for crowns and bridges, removal of muscle attachments and many more. Once again, the benefits to you, the patient, are in the increased quality of care received and painless techniques the laser provides.
We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC restoration services – a superior method of creating precisely-designed, color matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our office. From simple fillings to full crowns, CEREC delivers the results you need in a single appointment.
– Single visit convenience – no temporaries
– No uncomfortable impression trays
– Beautiful esthetics – color matched ceramic
– Enamel-like materials – natural look and feel
– Clinically proven – millions of successful restorations worldwide
Reviews of Dr. Cecile Sebastian
Honolulu Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Sebastian is a dedicated professional who enjoys the practice of dentistry. Together with her enthusiastic team, they are able to deliver the most advanced procedures and techniques that dentistry has to offer in a comfortable and welcoming environment. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge of the latest procedures and technology with other dentists, and has lectured at the Hawaii Dental Association State Convention. She believes that being the best dentist means always learning and thus continues to attend as many continuing education courses as possible with her team.
Dr. Sebastian and her team have trained at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies where live patients are given aesthetic treatment under the supervision of the nation’s leading cosmetic and neuromuscular dentists and researchers. There, the latest in materials, techniques and technology are discussed and performed on patients. Dr. Sebastian and her staff continue to attend many seminars and workshops to enhance their skills and keep them on the forefront of dentistry.
207 BBB torch awards Cecile Sebastian DDS, She has been a pioneer in neuromuscular dentistry which treats disorders of the teeth and bite. Her office is one of the first to acquire the innovative K 7 Computer which measures facial muscles activity and allows sonography of the jaw joints to determine the most optimal bite for comprehensive dental treatment.
Winner of Best Dentists in Hawai’i Cecile Sebastian DDS, She is a proud volunteer of the National Foundation of Dentistry of the Handicapped and the Aloha Medical Mission which serves he indigent population who are unable to receive dental services elsewhere. She was also chosen to be the dentist for Hawaii’s Ultimate Makeover, a community service provided by a local television station and Aesthetica, and was interviewed in the Honolulu Star Bulletin feature for Cosmetic Dentistry. She has been recognized by the Honolulu Magazines as one of the Best Dentist’s In Hawaii since 2005 to present. She was honored as the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Business Ethics individual winner and also a technology leader by the Pacific News Network. Dr. Sebastian is also proud to have been chosen to be the cosmetic Dentist for Dream Makeover Hawaii, where she was part of a team of specialists who combined there services to give one deserving individual a personal makeover. >> More About Dr. Sebastian>>
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