Our office uses state-of-the-art technology to enhance
and to help you achieve the smile youve always wanted!
Computer Digital Radiography (CDR)
|Digital x-rays can now be taken using sensors that transmit the image
directly into a computer monitor. This larger image
helps the patient understand the doctor's explanations
more easily and enables the doctor to "zoom in"
on a specific area of the tooth. An important advantage
to this new technology is that it reduces the amount
of radiation by 90%. Digital x-rays are also faster.
The digital image only takes a minute or two to appear
in the monitor. In addition, this new technology is
friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed
for developing the image.
||Our intraoral camera uses a tiny fiber-optic
wand to easily take vivid photographs of the inside
of your mouth. This allows us to let you see what we
MicroDentistry means finding decay as early as possible so that treatment can be done
with minimal removal of natural tooth structure. Restorations
(fillings) are the smallest
possible, esthetically pleasing, and long-lasting.
||One of the most amazing patient education tools available is the trans-field microscope. This type of microscope allows our patients to see their own living bacteria we remove from his/her mouth, immediately. All of us have bacteria in our mouth. Our bodies are not sustainable without bacteria. In fact, the number of bacteria in/on our bodies outnumber the number of cells in our body. We educate our patients with the type and number bacteria found. We will discuss daily routines and future inspections. For this one, "Seeing is believing!"
OralCDx represents a breakthrough in oral cancer detection,
a test that will allow you and your dentist to improve the
prognosis of a disease that has remained unchanged for the
last 50 years.
OralCDx is the first computerized brush biopsy system.
It allows dentists to quickly, painlessly and reliably detect
oral cancer in its earliest, most easily treatable stage.
Originally developed as part of the Star Wars
missile defense program, the OralCDx computer system includes
a neural network-based image processing system specifically
adapted to detect abnormalities unique to oral brush biopsy
The DIAGNOdent is a new high tech laser system that
aids in early diagnosis of cavities in the complex
anatomy of the chewing surfaces of teeth. It utilizes
laser light of a defined wavelength to help detect
and quantify demineralized tooth substances without
||The cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler. Power
scalers do a more thorough job in less time. This
results in significantly decreased scaling time
and healthier, cleaner teeth and gums. Hand scalers
require repetitive scraping movements and are
restricted to adaptation of only one or two sides
of the instrument. In comparison, all four sides
of a power scaler can be adapted, because the
device moves in an elliptical motion. This comes
in handy when removing stain and deposits from
behind and between the teeth. Ultrasonic scalers
are more effective in removing stain as well.
The ultrasonic vibration helps control oral bacteria
by breaking down the cell wall of the bacteria.
The water used to cool the cavitron then helps
to rinse away bacteria, stain and debris.
||New technology in veneer fabrication
allows us to perform dazzling transformations with
minimal surface preparation.
|Although white fillings have been around
for a long time, the new materials can now be used in
a wider range of applications allowing you to keep your
smile as white as it can be!
Adult "invisible braces" (which are not really
braces at all, but clear plastic retainers) are a new
technique for adults to obtain the results of braces
without wearing braces! This technique, which is effective
only for mild to moderate crowding, utilizes a series
of retainers (computer generated or lab constructed)
that are worn sequentially until the desired correction
Soft Tissue Laser
Modern lasers are used to cosmetically contour
gums, lengthen crowns to provide ample structure for restoration, and treat
pockets of infection during gum
Lasers are self-sterilizing, provide the maximum
amount of control, and are virtually painless during
the procedure and post-operatively.