Our Dental Technology
At Monterey Peninsula Dental Group, we’re proud to use state of the art CEREC equipment to streamline a number of our treatments. Our skilled dentists create custom crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays and dental implants using this technology. Using CEREC allows us to create replacement teeth and custom cosmetic application without the time-consuming process of sending impressions off to a lab. This technology helps us provide a more comfortable and convenient treatment to the patient.
We use Orthophos imaging technology to help create digital x-rays for our patients. Unlike traditional x-rays which needed to develop, the digital x-rays we can create with the Orthophos machine appear instantly on our dentists’ computer screens, reducing the amount of time patients need to spend in the office. The digital x-rays we produce are also clearer than traditional exposures, making them easier to interpret and improving the quality of care we can deliver. Othophos imaging also carries the benefit of reduced radiation exposure for the patient, making this technology safer and superior to others.
MPDG uses the best in laser technology for a number of applications. We use Fotona’s LightWalker and Nightlase lasers to help widen the airways of our patients as a part of a cutting-edge sleep apnea treatment we offer in our office.
We also use these lasers during many other dental procedures, as they reduce healing time and are more comfortable for the patient.
Periolase LANAP Lasers
Many patients avoid treating their periodontal disease out of fear of invasive procedures, but Monterey Peninsula Dental Group uses the latest in laser technology to treat periodontal disease effectively and comfortably. We use a Periolase laser to remove diseased tissue and promote the healing and new attachment of the gums without the need for cutting or stitching. The advanced Periolase laser we use allows our dentists to perform LANAP Laser Assisted Regeneration, which is more comfortable and effective for patients receiving our periodontal services.
iTero Scanner & OrthoCAD Services
We use state of the art iTero scanners when taking scans of patients’ dentition for use in applications like Invisalign, crowns, bridges and implants. The intraoral scanners we use take images at 6,000 frames per second to create personalized 3D imaging of a patient’s teeth. This technology improves our ability to mill custom dental applications and Invisalign aligners that match up perfectly with your teeth, providing a more comfortable and effective treatment.
Monterey Peninsula Dental Group is proud to be a preferred Invisalign provider. We’ve helped patients achieve straighter smiles without the aesthetic issues of traditional braces using the Invisalign teeth straightening system. We use iTero scans in all of our Invisalign treatments, enabling us to create aligners that fit better and streamline your treatment.
See what our happy patients are saying:
I continue to receive excellent dental care and support from the dental group I have used for the past 36 years. I have had 2 dentists retire, and I now live an hour drive away, but I keep coming back for the superb dental care and advice.
Dr. Falkel is an outstanding practitioner. The procedure was remarkably easy and I felt absolutely no pain. Yesterday evening, at 9 PM, Dr. Falkel called me at home to make sure that I was doing fine. I think he goes well beyond what one would expect.
I am very grateful to have the fine dental care by Dr. Stephen Ikemiya. He and his hygienist keep me feeling that my teeth are well cared for. As a senior citizen, 80, I appreciate this.