3D Digital Impressions
In addition to being much more comfortable for the patient, using the scanner allows us to be more efficient and accurate, which can result in a reduced number of visits to the office, saving the patient time.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
3D imaging provides better quality and more detailed images than traditional x-rays. This new technology is also less invasive and emits less radiation than traditional x-ray machines.
CAD/CAM stands for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Milling (CAM). 3D images from our Planmeca E4D system can be uploaded into special CAD software, allowing the dentist to evaluate the exact details of the appearance and function of the restoration. This software can also help the patient to visualize the end result of the proposed restoration.
Once the design is finalized, the files are sent to the CAM system for fabrication of the restoration to the exact specifications of the design. Use of CAD/CAM technology increases efficiency and accuracy, and can often reduce the overall number of patient visits needed.
Dexis CariVu Caries Detection
DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries (cavities) detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of carious lesions and cracks. By hugging the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light, CariVu’s transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This unique caries detector allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy.
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, 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 it is better for you and the environment!
BIOLASE is the world’s leading innovator in dental lasers. With thousands of lasers in use in operatories worldwide, millions of patients have experienced the benefits of laser dentistry, such as gentler procedures and comfortable healing. Our practice uses lasers to improve your experience in our practice allowing us to provide technologically advanced care.
Soft tissue lasers cause less discomfort and bleeding, promote a faster healing time, and decreased risk of infection, providing a better outcome. Procedures such as gingival contouring, crown lengthening, periodontal therapy, gingivectomy, uncovering unerupted teeth, removal of fibrous tissue, removal of tissue tags around uncovered implant platforms, soft tissue biopsies, and treatment of canker sores are just some of the many uses for a soft tissue laser.
Electronic Medical Records
Using our Dentrix Management System and Solutionreach Patient communication system, our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care. This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper. Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
Digital Intraoral Cameras
An intra-oral 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, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.
Traditionally, teeth are polished using a rotating rubber cup and an abrasive paste. Prophy-jet polishing, however, uses an air polishing system with a combination of pressurized water and baking soda to remove more stubborn stains.
Ultra Quiet Electric Handpieces
These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. Not only are they quieter, but also more efficient in tooth preparation making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones
These ultra quiet headphones are for patient use during any dental procedure. Patients can listen to their favorite music, movie, or television show without having to hear all of the surrounding noise going on as the dental work is being performed.
Digital Flat Screen Monitors
These monitors are found next to every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental radiographs when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.
iPads for Diagnostic Use
The dentist and hygienists use iPads with exam room computers to display digital radiographs up close, enables the team to point out things up close on x-ray and engage in patient education.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.