Nitrous oxide (or happy gas) reduces anxiety and helps the patient feel relaxed. It also has a slight numbing effect. A mask is placed over the patient’s nose prior to the commencement of dental treatment, enabling the nitrous oxide gas to be inhaled. It starts to take effect within minutes, making the patient pleasantly relaxed. When used in conjunction with listening to music or watching the television on the ceiling the inhalation of nitrous oxide is particularly effective. Once the dental procedure is complete, the inhalation of the nitrous oxide is then ceased and the patient returns to their normal state rapidly. Children especially, may benefit greatly from this treatment.
All-ceramic crowns are fabricated by a computer designed porcelain milling system and placed in one or two dental appointments. “CEREC” is fast, safe and provides a natural-looking restoration that will stand the test of time. CEREC does more than just crowns. This revolutionary system is also used for: