Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci’s patients are well acquainted with her office’s spa-like atmosphere and caring staff. But behind the amenities and smiles is an arsenal of technology.

CEREC is one of the most useful advances available to today’s dentist. According to Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci, it’s the “future of dentistry. CEREC allows us to scan the tooth and computer-generate onlays, inlays and crowns,” she explained. “This turns what used to be two or three visits into about a two-hour procedure.”

According to Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci, scanning the tooth is not only more comfortable than an impression, but also enables our doctors to get a precise rendering of the tooth. The crown is then milled from strong porcelain right in the office. There’s no need for temporary crowns and repeat office visits with CEREC.

“They’re strong and look gorgeous,” Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci added. “And, they’re metal-free.”

Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci is committed to providing her patients with top-notch care in a state-of-the-art office. Her sterilization system is hospital-grade. She uses digital x-rays so there’s minimal radiation and a crystal-clear rendering.

“We can diagnose more than we ever could with digital x-rays,” says Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci. “These, along with the DIAGNO-dent, a laser unit that detects cavities before they can be seen on an x-ray or felt the traditional way with an instrument, enable us to detect and take care of cavities when they’re smallest. Therefore, there’s less chance of long-term breakage, which would require more costly treatment. “

Part of a dental exam at Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci’s office is the oral cancer screening. They use the VELscope to detect cancers and ulcerations early. VELscope’s blue light can find lesions that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

With all the high tech, there’s still plenty of soft-touch. Every visit is a chance for Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci and her team to educate their patients on preventive dentistry. Each team member ensures the patient’s comfort and listens to the patient’s concerns. Her knowledgeable staff also helps patients maximize their dental insurance benefits and can direct patients to various financing options if necessary. An endodontist and a periodontist are available in the office for patients needing root canal, periodontal surgery and implants.

“I’ve been practicing 21 years, and the technology has never been better,” she said. “However, no matter how high-tech we’ve become I’ve built my practice on listening to people, honoring their wishes and treating them like family. I invite you to come experience our one-of-a-kind office.”

The Spa Dentistry Office of Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci, Tree Farm Village, 7 Tree Farm Road, Suite 200, Pennington. 609-818-9797. www.drvagnozzibucci.com

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