ADVANCED Dental TECHNOLOGY
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Spitze and her staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr. Spitze chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dr. Spitze utilizes digital x-rays within the office. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50% less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies. They are also safer than traditional x-rays, requiring less than 80% the amount of radiation to achieve better results.
Dr. Spitze utilizes intraoral cameras to help enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera that allows us to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you are able to see the condition of your mouth first hand and are better equipped to understands any recommendations that Dr. Spitze may make.
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.