Technology We Use
The Diagnodent uses a small laser to help us diagnose decay earlier than ever before. While X-rays can be invaluable in helping us diagnose decay, their use in detecting beginning decay on the chewing surface is limited.
Many teeth have grooves on the chewing surface that gather stain. In the past it was impossible to tell if dark areas on the chewing surface were decay or merely stains that were penetrating deep into the grooves.
With traditional diagnostic techniques, the explorer instrument is too large to fit into the small grooves to give us a tactile sense of whether decay exists or not.
The laser tip of the Diagnodent allows us to see a digital readout quantifying the amount of decay which may be present. The value of diagnosing decay early cannot be overestimated. With early detection, treatment can be less invasive and more comfortable than ever before.
With the help of sophisticated computers, we are now able to reduce your x-ray radiation by another 80 percent. This means, that our new computers have made your visits safer than ever. With this significant reduction in radiation, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best dental care in the safest way possible. Digital radiography allows us to achieve instant images that can be enlarged for easy viewing. Demonstrating to patients what we see provides a better understanding of radiographic findings and proposed treatment.
Cosmetic imaging allows you to see what your teeth can look like BEFORE the actual procedure is completed. It gives you a visual understanding of the possibilities.
The intraoral camera allows us to take an image of a tooth and show it clearly on a large monitor. These images make it easier for you to understand the clinical situation in your mouth. In addition, there are situations where the enhanced magnification makes it easier for us to make a diagnosis as well.
Serving the Bridgewater NJ Community Since 1973
Our goal is to provide our patients with the best dental care. We believe that begins with education, both of the providers and the patient. We devote our professional lives to keeping abreast of the latest knowledge, techniques, and procedures in dentistry.
What is a Prosthodontist?
PROSTHODONTISTS, like orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, and pedodontists, are specialists. Their training to provide expertise in restorative treatment has been rigorous, and their day-to-day experience in practice touches every conceivable challenge in delivering smiles with high level function, maximum comfort and pristine esthetics.