We are among the first dentists in our area to
use 3-D cone beam CT digital imaging for the most precise images for dental
procedures. It brings more complete and accurate details than X-rays and
does all this with minimal radiation.
The advantage with 3-D imaging is being able to see a patient's anatomy in the true three dimensions. It provides great accuracy when proceeding with treatments, especially for any oral surgeries or implant placement.
Our doctors keep on the cutting edge of dental technology, and their use means they are able to detect minute fractures and minimal decay. When treatment begins at an early stage of the problem, more tooth structure can be preserved allowing the tooth to retain its natural support and strength. Because of this superior capability in identifying these types of problems, there is certainty that all the decay is taken out before any restoration is placed into or over the tooth. Also, the accuracy in fitting a crown or filling is greatly increased. Other benefits include faster healing time and less post-operative discomfort.
We use only digital X-rays that emit much less radiation – 75% less – and the image is produced immediately on our computer screen. We simply place a digital sensor in your mouth to obtain either a shot of a specific area or a panoramic view of upper and lower dental arches. There is no polluting the environment with this technology, as no chemicals are used in the process.
We use the intra-oral miniature video camera to let you see a close-up image of the interior of your mouth. Patients are amazed to be able to see with this clear image the teeth that need work. Seeing for yourself lets you take part in the decisions that are made for your best treatment and oral health.
Isolite is a relatively new development that provides two advancements in
dental treatments. It has both a suction device and brilliant light. With
the use of the suction during a procedure, the area being treated can remain
dry. This is very important for the success of the procedure. It also adds
to a patient's comfort as it eliminates the need for the uncomfortable
rubber dam that has previously been used during treatment.
Additional benefits with Isolite are that no longer do you get a gagging feeling with the build-up of saliva in your oral cavity. Debris won't be swallowed as the mouth is continually cleaned out of any debris. And the mouth doesn't get tired from being held open. The brilliant illumination makes for accuracy and complete work.
Perhaps in the past, you have scheduled regular visits to a dentist to take
care of any cavity development when it is still small. At one of those
visits, you are in disbelief that the dentist is telling you there is a
large cavity in one of your teeth. How did this happen? The cavity was there
six months earlier, it just wasn't identified. Often, very small cavities do
not show up on X-rays or are not apparent with visual examination.
With the Laser Scanner, we can detect cavities when they are just beginning so our doctor can remove the decay and restore it with a very small, invisible filling. Use of this high-tech tool also provides accuracy in treatment and eliminates any unnecessary procedures.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (619) 442-8841.