Why Every Dentist Should Be Using Isolite | Dr. Alex Midtown NYC Cosmetic Dentist

Why Every Dentist Should Be Using Isolite


Treating patients who are having issues involving the teeth of their lower posterior can be daunting.  This is especially true when the soft tissues of the intraoral region are obscured by the teeth. Retracting the cheek or tongue of these patients through suction is really tough if they have a strong gag reflex. At this point some dentists will resort to using dental dams, but if that doesn’t work, they should try Isolite. Below are some reasons why.

What Is Isolite?

Isolite is a tool that will stop debris from accumulating. It consists of a silicone screen which is flexible and soft which will rapidly and repeatedly suck out debris. Additionally, it will shield both the cheek and tongue so that it does not get in the dentist’s way. The patient can rest their jaw on it, which means it won’t tire from needing to stay open constantly. Isolite provides dentists which much greater control over the procedure which translates into finishing procedures 1/3 faster than without it.

Benefits Of Isolite

Isolite will ensure the teeth of the patient are dry and nice, which means that the dentist can bond the white filling with greater ease. Furthermore, there won’t be any contamination that will disrupt the new restoration’s seal. This results in a dental operation that will be far more effective, and which will have greater lasting effects. Isolite also provides exceptional illumination to the interior of the patient’s mouth, which means that when combined with a good headlight the dentist will have superb clarity. When Isolite is initially placed in the patient’s mouth, it may feel awkward, but they will quickly adjust to it.

How Isolite Assists In Treating A Broken Tooth

Isolite can be indispensable in situations where a tooth has broken, especially when the dentist plans to prep it for crown installation. Sometimes the cheek and tongue of certain patients will automatically move to shield their posterior lower teeth so that the dentist cannot access them. In this scenario, preparing the axial lingual surface would normally be very challenging, unless you are using Isolite.

This is because it eliminates the stress involved with battling the cheek, water and tongue simultaneously. The dentist will be able to take out the aging amalgram, perform a buildup of the composite, and then use their lite laser with greater ease. It makes it so much easier for the dentist to clean out decay, bond and etch so that the V3 ring and matrix can be installed, which allows for the gradual buildup of a large composite which is 3 surface. During the operation, it is important to speak with the patient and ask them if they are feeling okay, and periodically remove the Isolite to review their occlusion. Every dentist wants to use equipment that makes his work and patients more comfortable, and you won’t go wrong with it.