Our Technology

At Knollman Dental, we utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and comfort of your dental care.

Digital Imaging

Intraoral Image Quality and Dose Summary of Results

Dental Intraoral Image Quality
and Dose Summary of Results

Radiographs allow us to see many things we cannot see with our own eyes.

Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. We utilize digital imaging technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

The need for additional x-rays is negated; reducing your exposure and expense. Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor,

Your Teeth Deserve Superior Care

Knollman Dental offers restorative and cosmetic dental treatments to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us today!

Call us: 828-254-5677

The Wand© Computer Controlled Anesthesia System

STA – Single Tooth Anesthesia

The Wand© anesthesia system

Finally, dental injections can be painless, as dentists use the Wand to deliver anesthesia without pain. It’s so gentle it’s even ideal for use on children.

Dental Anesthesia in the Computer Age

A computer helps guide the dentist to the exact spot where you need anesthesia. The Wand© works more quickly than the conventional method so that you will spend less waiting time in the chair. For some uses, in fact, it works almost instantly.

The Right Amount in the Right Place

When anesthesia is delivered too quickly, it can pool up in your gums, causing discomfort even after the dental work is done and the anesthesia has worn off. The Wand© solves that by delivering the right amount at the optimal rate.

It gets the anesthesia to the spot where it’s needed, without numbing a large part of your mouth. So if you’re having just one tooth worked on, The Wand© can even numb just that one tooth.

Takes the Pain Out of your Dentist Visit

The digital precision of The Wand© even allows us to work on several parts of your mouth during one visit if needed, which could mean fewer visits back here for you.

Once you leave this office, you can get on with your life right away. You won’t have the usual lingering numbness, tingling, or mouth-biting while the anesthesia is wearing off.

Intraoral Camera

Knollman Dental utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis.

With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair time for you!

Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, a dental lab or insurance companies.


The CEREC Procedure

Let’s face it, very few of us have perfect teeth, free of decay and fillings. You can probably see a filling or two in your own mouth, which do just that — “fill” a cavity, or hole, in your tooth left from the excavation of decayed tooth structure.

In many cases, those fillings are made of metal material and can go bad, weaken the tooth, or get additional decay under or around it. In fact, 1.2 billion of these metal fillings will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.

CEREC is a method used by thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987 not only to replace these fillings but also to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. This means no temporary crowns and it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth-colored in a single appointment!

Your Teeth Deserve Superior Care

Knollman Dental offers restorative and cosmetic dental treatments to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us today!

Call us: 828-254-5677

CEREC Exam and Preparation

At your crown appointment, Dr. Knollman will administer an anesthetic and prepare your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weak tooth structure.

Digital Impression

A camera is then used to take a digital picture of your tooth. This process takes only a minute or two.

Optical Impression

The CEREC 3D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen. Using the CEREC 3D computer program we then design your custom-made crown.

Within a few minutes, your crown is designed and sent to a separate milling machine in the office. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. About 10 – 20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished. At this point, the crown is tried in to ensure proper fit and bite.


The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth. Your tooth restoration is then complete. All of this is done in one visit which usually takes about two hours. Ask us about CEREC today!

CEREC is a registered trademark of Sirona Dental Systems.