Technology in the field of dentistry evolves and changes rapidly. Dr. Hans and the staff are always learning about and evaluating new technologies in order to provide you with the best possible care. The following are a few of the new technologies we have incorporated into our office:
The EZLase is a soft tissue or “diode” laser, that allows us to perform many different procedures, from removing excess gum tissue to providing in-office whitening. You may see our hygienists using the laser during your cleaning to help remove diseased gum tissue. Dr. Hans can also use the laser to get rid of painful canker sores or fever blisters. Laser procedures are safe and effective, and can usually be performed without anesthetic.
Spectra Caries Detection
The Spectra is a special camera that can detect the amounts of bacteria in the grooves on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. Using the Spectra allows us to detect cavities earlier, which means we can use the smallest and most conservative fillings possible to fix the tooth. Your hygienist may take pictures of your teeth with the Spectra during your cleaning.
Digital X-rays and Electronic Records
Our digital x-ray systems provide high quality images while exposing you to less radiation than traditional dental x-rays. Combining our digital x-rays and paperless charts allows us to communicate clearly and efficiently with anyone, from specialists to your insurance company, to ensure you get the best possible care.