Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a microscope enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fits and finishes. It simply cannot compare to the naked eye.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces as compared to the commonly used air-drive hand-pieces.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). These hand-pieces do not rotate perfectly thereby hindering access to the tooth.
Our electric hand-pieces provide limitless rotation and allows for extraordinary precision. These hand-pieces give off less noise and vibration, bringing you a more comfortable experience.
Dr. Valderrama and Dr. Hussain chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. 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. Our office 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.
Our office utilizes Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long – that takes pictures of an area in your mouth. It 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!