When you seek care at any of our offices, you are assured that our doctors and our staff utilizes the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. Below are just some of the newer technologies we utilize.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a similar magnification level that an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibility precise fit and finish. You just can't fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close up work, we use a beam of fiber optic light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare to you.
Many dentists use air-driven "hand-pieces" (the dental term for "drills"). While acceptable for many procedures, these "whiney sounding" air powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise!
We utilize a panoramic X-ray machine to provide us with a full and accurate picture of your teeth and the inter-relationships of their positioning.
Our doctors choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of 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. Our staff utilizes Digital Transfer Technologies within the office. We transfer all X-ray pictures and patient pictures to digital files. Digital imaging helps us retrieve valuable diagnostic information and interact with our patient's data at the click of a button. We may be able to see cavities better through magnification and illumination technologies available via digital files.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are more comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of the information processing.
Intraoral cameras show details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations.
Our doctors utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. In some cases, an intraoral camera is just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows the doctor to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order 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!
Intra oral cameras also enable the doctor to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These treatments can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.