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Digital Photography

Intraoral cameras allow us to display your teeth on our computer monitors. These magnified images allow you to see what we see! We can also provide cosmetic imaging for enhancing your smile.



Microscope Enhanced

The value of high magnification in clinical medicine has been well known for more than 50 years. The use of the dental microscope has been identified as one of the best ways to improve the quality of dentistry.

To read more about the microscope, click here for more information from globalsurgical.com.



Diagnodent

When it comes to making the right diagnosis, technology has given us several exciting new tools.  For example, we have the ability to verify the presence of decay on a tooth before we begin the preparation for a filling.  Using Diagnodent, a beam of laser light is passed into the tooth, and a reading is taken of the way the light is reflected back to the instrument.  Decay has a very specific wavelength of light that bounces back to the Diagnodent, which allows us to quantify the amount of decay that is present.

To read more about Diagnodent, click here for more information from KaVo.



Digital X-Rays

Imagine the advantage held by the dentist who looks at your x-rays 50 times larger than normal, with the ability to adjust the lightness, darkness, and contrast to just the right level, and the ability to zoom in on any area that looks suspicious. That guy is the one I would want checking my mouth for cavities. Then (to expand the fantasy) let's say that you could get those x-rays with up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. To top it off, wouldn't it be nice if you could see those big, ideal x-rays instantly, as in no waiting for them to be developed while you read a year-old magazine?
OK, here's the big news. That ideal situation is exactly what we use every day with our computerized digital x-rays. Why should you be getting anything less?



Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth or to help hold in unstable dentures. The surgery to place an implant is performed in the dental office under local anesthesia in about an hour. Most patients report their post operative pain to be less than or equivalent to having a tooth extracted.



Lasers

Although we use a laser for selected procedures, controversy abounds in the laser area. Research regarding the effectiveness of lasers is largely positive but also contradictory concerning tissue response, healing time and overall effectiveness. We are "cautiously optimistic" about the use of dental lasers.

 

Nomad

Nomad

This handheld X-Ray machine allows the person taking an X-Ray to safely remain with the patient during X-Ray procedures, which may help reduce the number of retakes. This portable device can be easily moved from room to room or it could even be used off site.

 

 

 

 

Cone Beam

 

 

 

 

 

Cone Beam

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), commonly called cone beam, is a major advancement in dental radiography. This 3-D X-Ray provides the most accurate anatomic information available. CBCT has become increasingly important in treatment planning and diagnosis in implant dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery.