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.
The Doctors choose carefully what 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.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. We utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Intraoral Digital Camera
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
The Contos Team utilizes Intraoral Camera Technology to help enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera that delivers precise, true-to-life images with each shot. It provides the visual evidence we need to educate patients and make more accurate diagnoses. From full arch to macro views, the camera delivers consistently clear, high-resolution dental digital photography images that can be easily shared with patients—so you see what we see!
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.
The Doctors are excited to offer patients the comfort and technology provided by the Isolite system. This system allows a patient to have an ergonomic and comfortable soft bite block to prevent soreness that can sometimes result in having their mouths open for long periods of time. The Isolite system also allows the doctor and staff to more quickly perform treatment options as it’s an all in one system for hydration and suction.
The Isolite system, in most cases, replaces the need for a dental dam, creating a more comfortable environment for the patient. Our patients are so happy after their treatment with the Isolite system that they asked for it again and again.