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.
Drs. Fisch, Mizraji & Chang carefully recommend which and when radiographs are taken. There are many professional guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see and diagnose conditions that we cannot see with our 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. Drs. Fisch, Mizraji & Chang utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is at least 75 percent less when compared to traditional dental radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. At Ventura Center for Dental Health we use the latest technology to diagnose and treat our patients.
We are proud to announce that in addition to using High-Resolution Digital Imaging by Kodak®, we also use specialized diagnostic software called Logicon®. The Logicon® Software was originally develpoed by NASA scientists to detect changes in density on digital x-rays. Kodak has used the very same technology to analize digital x-ray images for differences in density for digital dental x-rays.. On an x-ray shades of gray represent changes in density which tell us that cavities are forming where we can’t see with the naked eye. The human eye can only distinguish about 40-50 variations of shades of gray which represent density and cavities in x-rays. Logicon software can detect up to 250 differenct shades of gray. These subtle differences in shades of gray and density allow us to detect cavties at a much earlier stage. Early detection means that we can restore your teeth using minimally invasive methods that retain more of your natural tooth structure.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
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.
Drs. Fisch, Mizraji & Chang utilize high-resolution 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. 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! This also means that we can shopw you a step-by step image gallery of your procedure or exam.
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 emailed to specialists, and to our lab or to your insurance company.