For the last 100 years, the dental explorer and dental X-rays were the tools dentists used to diagnose dental decay. Dental decay has to be somewhat large to be seen by an X-ray or felt with a dental explorer (the pick dentists use to feel your teeth). So traditionally, when the decay was large enough to be seen by the X-ray or felt by the pick, a filling or crown or even root canal had to be done. Dental Technology has come a very long way. We now have cameras that can spot decay in it’s infancy and far less drilling is necessary and far fewer X-rays. We use computer programs to help us diagnose early. The images look like doplar radar. Finding the very beginnings of tooth decay, allows us to stop it in it’s tracks and sometimes reverse it to health.
Spectra Cameras, CariVu Cavity Detection, Biomimetic fillings, Bioactive fillings, Ultra-thin ceramics, Digital Scanners, and more are all the ways we are using the most advanced technology. This technology allows us to perform the most conservative dentistry possible. Please call us for an appointment if you would like to know more.