Our practice uses fiberoptic headlight illumination and high power microscope lenses to enhance the precision of patient care. This allows for attention to detail and is one of the biggest factor for us in providing care.
Dentistry is detailed small work in a very sensitive part of your body. Using magnification enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the magnification directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
The doctors choose carefully which and when x rays are taken. There are specific guidelines that we follow according to your needs and the standard of care. X-rays or radiographs allow us to see in between the teeth for everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect certain cavities, 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 x rays are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental x rays are extremely minimal. Dr. Differding and Dr. Freeman utilize Fast Imaging Technologies within the office. With fast imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
Digital scanning and duplication allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digitally Scanned X-Rays:
Digitally Scanned X-rays offer can sometimes offer a different perspective since we view the image on a computer monitor. This can also help us to communicate your situation with our team of dentist specialists for more complex care.
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.
Dr. Differding and Dr. Freeman utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a 35mm camera with a special lens and flash. 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 or document a condition. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. 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.