As a family dentist in Langhorne, PA, we offer an array of cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry services for patients of all ages. We strive to create a comfortable atmosphere for each patient, where every appointment is an experience that will leave them feeling better about their oral health. From routine cleanings to aesthetic procedures such as veneers and implants, our goal is to build lasting relationships with our patients while promoting healthy smiles that last a lifetime. Our priority is delivering comprehensive dental care so you can enjoy the best possible dental experience.
Here at Alpha Dental Excellence, our goal as a dental practice is to provide affordable, quality, and comprehensive dental care in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. We want patients of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy physiological, functional, and aesthetic dental excellence. We also want to give back to our wonderful community by offering assistance to struggling individuals and families. Our dentists and team provide a wide variety of volunteer services within the community. Call today at (215) 515-2393 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts!
Alpha Dental Excellence:
3D Cone Beam Imaging
To make sure we see all angles of your smile, our experienced dentists and team at Alpha Dental Excellence use 3D cone beam imaging. This allows us to plan any necessary treatment and see any signs of developing dental conditions. Call our office today at (215) 515-2393 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts and to learn more about 3D cone beam imaging in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
At our office, we are committed to utilizing advanced dental technology to always provide you with the highest level of dental care. We are proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology at our practice. Cone beam 3D technology is an imaging system that provides our dentists and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat. We may use dental cone beam 3D imaging to:● Plan dental implant placement.● Evaluate the jaws and face.● View the head and neck as a comprehensive whole.● Diagnose tooth decay (cavities) and other dental problems.● Detect endodontic problems and plan root canal therapy.● Analyze dental and facial trauma.● Plan and evaluate the progress of orthodontic treatment.● Assess a TMJ disorder.● Assess a TMJ disorder
Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. One of the advantages of 3D cone beam technology is that it provides our dentists and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays. To learn more about cone beam 3D imaging and how it helps us provide you with exceptional care, we invite you to contact us today.
DEXIS Digital X-Rays
Our dentists may use DEXIS digital X-rays during your visit to check for any signs of developing dental conditions or diseases. This technology allows us to catch issues that may be missed in a traditional visual exam.
Call Alpha Dental Excellence today at (215) 515-2393 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts and learn more about digital X-rays in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
During your visit, our dentists may use an intraoral camera to examine your smile. This allows our team to see parts of your smile that may be difficult to see in a visual exam. Call Alpha Dental Excellence today at (215) 515-2393 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts and learn more about intraoral cameras in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
An intraoral camera is a tool we use to get a closer look at different parts of your smile. The intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped device that we can use to take high-quality color photos of your teeth and gums, as well as other areas of your mouth, as needed. Because the intraoral camera is so small and easily maneuverable, we can use it to see angles in your mouth that we cannot easily view with the unaided eye. We may utilize the intraoral camera to better evaluate your oral health and diagnose dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease, as well as tooth damage like a cracked or chipped tooth. The intraoral camera is also useful in following up after a treatment has been completed.
In addition to helping our team get a better view of your smile, the images taken with the intraoral camera allow you, our patient, to gain a better understanding of your oral health and dental treatments. We can also send these photos to other dentists and specialists and can submit them to dental insurance companies as needed. To learn more about the uses and benefits of intraoral cameras, we invite you to call or visit our dentists and team soon.
iTero® Digital Scanning
At Alpha Dental Excellence, we use advanced technology to analyze your oral health. Our dentists and team use iTero® digital scanning to create images of your teeth and their supporting structures so we can maintain the health of your smile. Call our office today at (215) 515-2393 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts and learn more about iTero® digital scanning in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Our office uses iTero® digital scanning to view three-dimensional images of the inside of your mouth. iTero digital imaging is a state-of-the-art technology that captures high-quality images of your teeth and supporting structures, making it easy for our dentists and team to diagnose problems and provide effective treatments. The iTero scanner captures up to 20 images per second in full color, allowing us to easily distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue, build accurate digital models of your mouth, and create appliances and restorations that fit and function better. iTero technology can even simulate your treatment outcome to show you what your end result should look like!
When our dentists or hygiene team scan your mouth, a small wand will be used to quickly and comfortably scan the inside of your mouth. As the wand passes over your teeth, the images captured will be processed simultaneously to provide an immediate, complete, and highly accurate image of your mouth. The pictures are even saved automatically every few seconds, so you don’t need to sit through a second scan.
To make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about iTero digital scanning, contact our office today. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!
Oral Cancer Screenings
Our dentists and team at Alpha Dental Excellence always have your oral health in mind, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings with our regular dental checkups. Early detection can greatly reduce the impact of oral cancer, especially for high-risk patients, tobacco users, and patients 18 years and older. We use VELscope, ViziLite technology, and the OralCDx® brush test for more accurate screenings and peace of mind. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts if more than six months have passed since your last oral cancer screening in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Call us today at (215) 515-2393!
Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses, and hard and soft palate. While oral cancer can usually be successfully treated when detected early, most cases of oral cancer are not detected until they have progressed into a more serious, advanced stage that is much more difficult to treat. In fact, oral cancer may be life-threatening. At our office, we are dedicated to doing all we can to detect and treat oral cancers and other abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. During your routine dental cleanings and exams at our office, our dentists and team will perform an oral cancer screening to check for the signs of oral cancer.
The following are common symptoms of oral cancer:● A persistent sore throat or feeling that something is caught at the back of the throat.● Unexplained bleeding in the mouth.● A persistent or lasting sore on the face, neck, or mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal within two weeks.● Unexplained loss of feeling, pain, or numbness in the face, neck, or mouth.● Ear pain.● Lumps, bumps, or rough spots on the gums, lips, or other parts of the mouth.● Red, white or speckled red-and-white patches in the mouth.● Difficulty chewing, speaking, or swallowing.● A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together.
While our team will perform a screening for oral cancer to check for these and other symptoms, we encourage you to contact us if you notice any of these problems or if you experience any other type of dental pain. We are committed to helping you stay in good health.
Our dentists may use panoramic X-rays during your visit to examine all your teeth and their supporting structures. These X-rays allow us to view your entire smile at once. Call Alpha Dental Excellence today at (215) 515-2393 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts and learn more about panoramic X-rays in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
In order to provide you with the best possible care, it is essential for our dentists to accurately evaluate and diagnose your oral health. One of the state-of-the-art tools we use to do that is panoramic X-rays. While standard X-rays, called bitewing X-rays, provide us with a view of a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, panoramic X-rays allow us to view the full upper and lower dental arches — including all of the teeth, the upper and lower jawbones, and the surrounding facial structures. Using panoramic X-rays, our oral health professionals can:● Assess the need for orthodontics and evaluate the progress of treatment.● Diagnose impacted wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth.● Analyze the development of periodontal disease.● Evaluate the TMJ (jaw joint) and diagnose a TMJ disorder.● Detect oral cancer.● Plan dental implant placement.● Diagnose cavities (tooth decay) and other dental problems.● Evaluate the extent of dental or facial trauma.● Detect abscesses, cysts, and tumors.
Using the panoramic X-ray machine is fast and comfortable. The machine simply rotates around your head and provides our dentists with high-definition, nearly instantaneous images that we can then use to evaluate your oral health. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about panoramic X-rays.
What procedures can the laser be used for?Implant recovery, abscess incision and drainage, laser removal of diseased, infected, inflamed, and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket.
Alpha Dental Excellence is committed to providing patients with the most comfortable and effective treatments available, which is why we are proud to offer laser dentistry in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Our dentists and team utilize the Waterlase MD™, a combination of laser energy and water, to minimize discomfort, reduce anxiety, and provide a more relaxed dental experience. Call today at (215) 515-2393 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts!Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to complete dental treatments more comfortably, quickly, and effectively. At our dental practice, we are dedicated to always providing you with the best possible dental care. Our dentists and team continuously update their education and our office to provide you with a more pleasant and efficient dental visit. We are proud to offer laser dental treatment to ensure your dental experience is comfortable and positive.Lasers can be used for a number of dental treatments. During your visit, our dentists may recommend laser dentistry to:
● Treat periodontal disease by removing bacteria and infected tissue.● Treat cold sores and canker sores.● Recontour the gumline.
There are many benefits of laser dentistry. Many treatments completed with a dental laser are very comfortable and may not require an anesthetic. Dental lasers also shorten treatment and healing time and decrease the risk of infection following treatment. In addition, lasers minimize bleeding both during and after treatment. Because they are very precise, we can treat the targeted area without affecting nearby healthy tissues. To learn more about the advantages of laser dentistry, we invite you to call or visit us today.