Our practice uses magnification to enhance the precision of patient care. Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification that is similar to what an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly 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, the magnification headset directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Our doctors choose carefully which and when radiographs (x-rays) are taken. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes, especially between teeth and underneath teeth within the bone of the jaw. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, assess bone quality and position around the teeth, and analyze bone health. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose cysts and tumors, as well as assess traumatic damage.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.
We utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within our office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less than traditional radiographs. Digital imaging creates more accurate, detailed images of the teeth and bone, and are easy to send to our specialsts for assessment and second opinions, if required. They can also be easily sent to insurance companies.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Our office utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us 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 our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.