Richard Sullivan
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan
DDS

Technology

Technology has brought a lot of amazing changes to different areas of our lives, and dentistry is no exception. At Sullivan Dental Partners, we believe in adopting technologies that make your dental treatments more efficient and more comfortable. Dr. Rick and Dr. Sully have both received advanced training in many procedures that ensure a comfortable experience, no matter what treatment you’re receiving. 

Biolase Waterlase Laser

We now offer laser technology for efficient, safe treatment that’s more comfortable and easier than ever before! Our diode laser is FDA approved and can be used in many treatments that used to require scalpels or incisions. Laser dental treatments result in minimal bleeding, faster recovery times, and little or no post-op discomfort.

Our laser is approved for use in both cosmetic and functional treatments. For instance, crown lengthening can be done quickly and painlessly with our laser. If your gums are uneven or too much of your gum line shows when you smile, our dental laser can contour the gums for a more pleasing appearance.

We also use the laser on tissue around crowns for better long-term results, as well as treating painful canker sores, cold sores, and mouth ulcers with immediate relief.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanning used at Sullivan Dental Partners provides a three-dimensional view to physicians and, in recent years, to dentists. The latest development in this technology is known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).

CBCT has made a significant impact in dentistry as we can now visualize in precise detail the three-dimensional anatomy of your teeth, jaws, facial bone, and other structures in the head and neck area.

Using CBCT, we can plan for precise placement of dental implants ensuring better outcomes. CBCT allows us to pinpoint the exact location of impacted teeth and their proximity to nerves and sinuses. When diagnosing gum disease, we can better determine the level of bone loss and gum attachment for more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. 

Paperless Office

In an effort to make sure that your visits to our Brentwood dental office are as as efficient as possible, Sullivan Dental Partners is a paperless office. Your information is digitally stored on our secure system, allowing members of our team easy access to your information. Digital files also make it easy for us to share your information with your insurance company or specialists.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Until recently, when you needed a dental crown you had to go through several appointments and deal with a temporary crown until your new crown was ready. Today, CEREC same-day crowns makes it easier and more convenient than ever to have a dental crown placed. Our natural-looking CEREC crowns work the same way as traditional crowns. However, the main advantage of choosing CEREC restorations is that we can create a finished crown during just one appointment at our Brentwood dental office. 

Your customized CEREC crown is made right here at our office while you wait. You don’t have the inconvenience of multiple visits, and you don't have to put up with a temporary crown. CEREC crowns are made from porcelain, which will blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and leave you with a healthier, beautiful smile.

Digital X-Rays

Dentists have been using traditional x-rays to identify dental problems for decades. Today, advances in technology have produced digital x-rays, a safer and more efficient way to see problems inside your teeth. Digital x-rays produce very detailed images of your teeth. These images are so precise that we can see the tiniest details that might have been missed on a traditional x-ray.

Since your x-rays are digital, we can look at them with you as soon as they’re taken. We’ll show you the problem area and explain why treatment is necessary and how it will benefit your oral health. When you understand clearly what the problem is, you will be able to make more informed decisions about your dental treatments. Digital x-rays are also safer than traditional x-rays because they reduce your exposure to radiation by about 90%.