State of the Art Dental Technology

dental-technologyModern dentistry tools and techniques have revolutionized the level of care that restorative and cosmetic treatments can provide. Our Lakewood Office uses the latest state-of-the-art dental technology to bring exceptional care to our patients.

 

digital-xrayDigital Radiography

Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

 

cerecCerec

The revolutionary new CEREC® machine allows us to custom-fabricate tooth restorations more quickly and easily and at a higher tolerance than ever before. Whereas in the past, it required multiple visits and temporary restorations to complete porcelain veneers, crowns, and other cosmetic solutions, CEREC allows us to complete treatment in a single dental visit.

 

intra-oral-cameraIntra-Oral Cameras

Our treatment rooms have both intro-oral cameras and patient computer monitors. The intra-oral cameras allow Dr. Toquero to view your teeth and gums in precise detail. These images are transmitted to the patient computer monitor allowing Dr. Toquero to communicate information about diagnosis and treatment options with patients more easily than was possible in the past.

 

 

dental-laserDental Lasers

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a complicated string of words that basically means a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy.

Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. The laser’s intense, narrow wavelength has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it contacts hard or soft tissues of the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.

 

dental-laserIdentafi Multi-Spectral, Oral Cancer Screening Device

The deep penetrating power of the Identafi® multiple wavelengths will enhance the early detection of mucosal abnormalities that may be cancerous.

The new Identafi® uses the Identafi® Multi-Spectral Fluorescence and Reflectance technology to enhance visualization of mucosal abnormalities such as oral cancer or premalignant dysplasia that may not be apparent to the naked eye. But unlike other fluorescence technologies and dye systems, the Identafi® is Multi-Spectral with three distinct color wavelengths, making it easier to distinguish lesion morphology and vasculature aiding the dental professional in determining next steps.