Technology


Technology
Planmeca® E4D CAD/CAM technology allows our dental team to fabricate same day dental restorations including inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges. CAD/CAM is an acronym that stands for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. This technology provides patients with durable, esthetic, well-fitting single and multiple tooth restorations in a more efficient manner. The first step in using CAD/CAM technology is tooth preparation. Next, a digital impression is taken that sends the prepared tooth’s exact dimensions into a computer. Afterwards, the computer software creates a virtual restoration replacement part for the missing areas of the tooth. The software then sends the virtual restoration data to the milling machine, where the replacement part is carved out of a solid block of ceramic or composite resin. The restoration is adjusted in the patient’s mouth and cemented or bonded in place.
The use of specialized magnification loupes allows the doctor to obtain a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of your treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see the smallest details to more accurately diagnose and prescribe treatment.

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!

Using Electronic Medical Records 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.
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, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.

 

Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. A clinical and radiographic evaluation is used to detect changes in oral tissues and bone. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.
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.
These monitors are found in each dental operatory. Patients are able to watch television during their appointments. Patients can also view their dental radiographs 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.