Our office employs many types of new technology. These technologies benefit the patient by offering improved diagnosis and care.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Milling (CAM) is a technology that has been implemented for many years in the manufacturing industry, and over the last 20 years, has increasingly been used in dentistry. CAD/CAM technology is used by the laboratories that we send our ceramic restorations to and provides our patients with state of the art ceramic restorations such as crowns, bridges, veneers and onlays. It can also be used to fabricate abutments for dental implants that are used to replace missing teeth. As the technology has improved over the years, so too have the restorations that have been provided to patients. Current restorations offer a superior fit, excellent durability and are also more natural looking than traditional restorations or even previously created restorations
Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, so there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste, digital x-rays are better for both the patient and the environment!
Microscopes and Imaging
The use of specialized operating microscopes means that the doctor is able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of your dental treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures. The doctor is able to more accurately diagnose and treat the patient using a dental surgical microscope to improve the potential outcome of the treatment from “good” to “excellent”.
Digital Intraoral Cameras
An intraoral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time. With an intraoral camera, patients are able to better understand what is happening and review the status of their oral health.
Digital Extraoral Cameras
An extraoral camera combines the latest digital technologies to provide better porcelain ceramic shade matching for restorations, as well as higher resolution before and after photos of patients.
Oral Cancer Screening
Our hygienist and or doctor examine the lips, mouth and throat. We look for any asymmetry or gross lesions on the lips, in the mouth and throat. They also feel under the tongue and cheeks to make sure nothing unusual is felt. If anything unusual is felt or seen , the we use an oral biopsy called Oral CDx® ,which is covered by most medical insurances. The doctor or hygienist takes a swab of the area and we mail the specimen to a lab for a diagnosis that we receive within one week.
Digital Flat Screen Monitors
Patients can use these monitors to view their dental x-rays when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.