Advanced Dental Technology
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Giglio and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality for your dental care.
Our practice uses high powered microscopes to enhance our field of vision.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t achieve that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiny 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 an extraordinarily precise union between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you, as with a more precise tool, there is less vibration and noise.
We follow American Dental Association guidelines when choosing which x-rays we will take. 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. Dr. Giglio 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. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer a more clear and accurate view of the image, as opposed to traditional x-ray films Digital X-rays result in 1/6th of the radiation exposure to you.
Diagnodent: We use a laser that detects dental caries (cavities) that cannot be seen clinically or by x-ray.
Many patients, especially younger ones, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with a high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Here, at 5 West Dental Arts, we use an intraoral camera . An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for 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!
Intra-oral 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.