Our office uses modern, state-of-the-art technology to enhance
patient comfort and to help you get the smile you deserve!
Computer Digital Radiography (CDR)
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
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.
|Used in conjunction with a conventional
visual examination, the ViziLite test improves
identification, evaluation and monitoring of abnormalities
in those at increased risk for oral cancer. The
ViziLite Test Kit includes a handheld disposable
light and mouth rinse that work together to help
detect abnormalities that might not be visible
to the unaided eye.
This technology is used to precisely document a patient's bite (occlusion). A sensor is placed in the patient's mouth using a special handle. As the patient bites on the ultra thin sensor, the T-Scan II software scans the movement and displays the occlusion on a computer screen. The timing and force of the tooth contacts are shown in color-coded contour images. This information allows for instant diagnosis of occlusion problems.
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.
An advanced air polishing cleaning technology which
uses air/water/sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to
gently remove stains and dental plaque while at the
same time polishing the teeth.
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!