Technology Advances

What new technologies are being used?

Operating Microscopes:

We utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth. Microscopy allows surgeon to minimize the size of the surgical site, reducing patient discomfort and healing time.  Microscopy improves lighting and magnification which aids in locating additional canals and aids in removal of broken instruments. Microscopy also improves the ability to thoroughly clean prepared canals as well as, improves detection and evaluation of root fractures and abnormalities.   

 

Digital Intraoral Radiography:

Digital intraoral radiography offers significant reduction in exposure when compared to conventional film based radiography. With digital radiography, the image appears on the monitor within seconds. Each image can be modified and enhanced to improve the image quality. Digital  imaging is the next generation in two dimensional radiography.

 

Cone Beam Computer Tomography:

In addition to digital intraoral radiography, we utilize special three dimensional radiographs. The Morita 3D R100 allows orofacial structures to be appreciated as they actually are in three dimensions. The High-Definition mode and MARS (Metal Artifact Reduction Software) provide brilliant 3D images which in the small endodontic volume can also be reconstructed with a high resolution, while ASTRA (Anatomically Structured Reconstruction Algorithm) provides uniform, impressive results for panoramic and ceph scans.