3D Digital Impressions
In addition to being much more comfortable for the patient, using the scanner allows us to be more efficient and accurate, which can result in a reduced number of visits to the office, saving the patient time.
Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!
Tekscan T-Scan® Digital Occlusal Analysis
TEKscan technology allows Dr. Graziano to more accurately ensure that your teeth are balanced and that your bite is stable to correct uneven bites and malocclusion.
This amazing devise measures the bite force of each of your individual teeth to quickly and accurately determines how well balanced your bite is.
Unlike articulating paper, the TEKscan occlusal analyzer is a Mylar wafer with hundreds of sensors for the most delicate and sophisticated test of occlusal contact. It gives us a three dimensional view of your bite. From this model, we can determine what is working and what isn’t.
The biggest benefit to our patients is that we can give them the longest lasting, most comfortable, well-balanced bite, whether we are restoring one tooth or treating TMJ disorder.
Joint Vibration Analysis
Your jaw joints are meant to operate like a well-oiled machine – quietly, smoothly and with minimal friction. When something is wrong, such as degeneration, cartilage tears, perforations and mechanical displacements, the surfaces become rough or poorly lubricated. Friction increases and the result is vibration often so minute it cannot be detected without sensitive equipment.
Joint vibration analysis technology is based on technology used in submarines and is much more accurate than many other measurement devices. We record and analyze the frequency and duration of these jaw movement patterns and then compare it to normal, healthy jaw joint vibrations. These measurements give us a better picture of your jaw function than x-rays or MRIs because it shows movement rather than a static image.
In addition to joint vibration analysis, we use ultrasounds, CT scans study casts, a three dimensional articulator and, occasionally, MRIs as well. All of these evaluation methods help us get a complete depiction of your jaw and jaw movement for the most effective and complete TMJ treatment.
Microscopes and Imaging
Some dentists talk about how precise and accurate their dentistry is because they use dental loupes for magnification. Dr. Graziano takes dental precision one step farther with Microscope Dentistry.
Dr. Graziano uses microscopes in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and repair. Why? He thinks his patients’ smiles are worth the effort.
The microscope allows Dr. Graziano to see every aspect of your teeth in exquisite detail, and consistently perform precise restorative and cosmetic operations. When it comes to the health and beauty of your smile, isn’t that exactly what you want?
Using this microscopic dental technology allows Dr. Graziano to:
- Treat cavities and clear away decay at microscopic levels for longer lasting repair and a healthier mouth.
- Place fillings and other restorations so that they are undetectable to the eye or tongue.
- Check impressions for the ultimate in meticulous restorative and cosmetic accuracy
- Create beautiful and natural-looking dental repairs
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
Using Electronic Medical Records our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care. This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper. Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
Digital Intraoral Cameras
A favorite with our patients, an intra-oral camera lets us take your dentistry to the next level of preventive care. Because it produces an enlarged, full color image of your mouth in real-time, you can view it right along with Dr. Graziano and see the current condition of your mouth. Our new patients are always amazed – they have never seen their mouths this up close and personal!
While an intra-oral camera works just like a larger digital camera, they are tiny enough to fit comfortably in your mouth. The camera is located in the tip of a wand and transmits video and photos for you and Dr. Graziano to review. The wand is covered with a disposable plastic sheath, similar to an electronic thermometer, to keep the procedure sterile and comfortable.
Intra-oral camera technology can help Dr. Graziano detect and address problems before they become serious. This is a crucial part of conservative and preventative dental treatment. When conditions such as cavities or gum disease are caught in their earliest stages, less invasive corrective treatment is possible. This not only saves you money, it may save your teeth!
In addition facilitating more conservative and preventive treatment, this technology allows us to easily and clearly document what you are looking at, uploading it to a computer. This means that we can use these images, along with your digital x-rays, as a baseline for future comparisons and diagnosis.
Ultra Quiet Electric Handpieces
Dr. Frank Graziano is always on the lookout for equipment that makes his dentistry more comfortable and efficient for patients. That’s why he always uses the newest technology such as high-speed electric hand pieces.
The greatest benefit of this technology is that it eliminates the “whine” and “noise” of traditional dental drills. It is quiet, soft and gentle as it runs at a very slow speed, and does not cause the damage to a tooth associated with traditional drills.
Piezo Electric Handpieces
Are used for periodontal (gum) and osseous (bone) surgery. These handpieces are gently and meticulously used to remove harmful bacteria without requiring invasive measures.
Central Sterilization Area
Everything about our office is designed for your health and safety – including our sterilization area. It has been created for the most efficient infection control. In fact, our fully equipped central sterilization area exceeds industry and government standards. We always ensure that all instruments are cleaned prior to sterilization and we regularly test our sterilizers to ensure that they are sterilizing all instruments and devices properly.
You can be assured that we have done our utmost to ensure your safety. If you have any questions about our sterilization process, please give us a call.
Digital Flat Screen Monitors
These monitors are found next to every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental radiographs when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.