When you seek care at our office, you can be assured that both the doctors and our dental team utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses high power magnification to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification that is similar to the one a surgeon uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. It is our belief that you just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, we incorporate LED light which directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Digital Imaging & X-rays
Dr. Le and Dr. Savko choose carefully when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow to minimize your exposure level. Radiographs allow us to see what cannot be seen with the naked eye. They enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and to 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.
Radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. With digital imaging, it results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you when compared to traditional radiographs. To further protect your overall health we utilize lead aprons with the recommended thyroid collar attached. This form of imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information and allows us to store patient images easily enabling us to quickly transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer us the ability to share your images with you as they are viewed on a computer monitor that sits right in front of you.
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, Laser Dentistry may be the right choice.
Laser technology is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. This process can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster. Unlike the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities finding hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling. Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with our high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Le and Savko utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. This camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, enabling us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
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. Don’t hesitate to ask us if you would like to have copies of the before and after results of your dental care.