Advanced Technology

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Knollman and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and comfort of your dental care.

CEREC CAD/CAM Technology

CEREC one-visit dentistry CEREC is a method used by thousands of dentists worldwide to replace fillings and crowns with all-ceramic materials in a single appointment, and are tooth-colored. The CEREC machine helps the dentist create the restoration for your tooth
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Digital Imaging

Intraoral Image Quality and Dose Summary of Results

Dental Intraoral Image Quality
and Dose Summary of Results

Dr. Knollman chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. 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. Dr. Knollman utilizes 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,

The Wand© Computer Controlled Anesthesia System

STA – Single Tooth Anesthesia

The Wand© - STA Anesthesia System applies anesthesia to a single tooth - Asheville Dentist Dr Knollman

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

Dr. Knollman 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.