Our office is pleased to provide the best care to our patients using the most advanced methods available.
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take standard x-rays and panoramic x-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional methods. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns. Sensors transit the image directly into a computer monitor, allowing us to “zoom in” and enlarge a specific area to better diagnose what needs to be treated (and what doesn’t). We can even show you what we see on your x-rays so you can become an active partner in your dental health.
Digital radiography offers other advantages beyond enhanced computer imaging for better diagnosis and treatment. Digital x-rays are transmitted almost instantly – that means less time in the dental chair! In addition, this new technology is friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed for develop the image.
We use small cameras about the size of a pen, called intraoral cameras, to help clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums. With this advanced technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision. The full-color images taken with the intraoral camera are sent to a computer screen so we can clearly see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Because images are displayed on our screens, patients will also be able to see areas being worked on and are able to gain a better understanding of dental procedures being performed.
CEREC is an acronym for Charismatic Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This high-tech equipment allows us to restore damaged teeth with beautiful custom ceramic crowns in a single visit, completely eliminating the need or multiple appointments over a several week period. The process can create a ceramic dental crown, inlays, onlays or veneers using a variety of technologies including 3D photography and computer-aided design and manufacturing known as CAD/CAM. Using an intra-oral camera, a photograph is taken of the tooth and the picture is loaded onto the computer. Using Computer Aided Design technology, the dentist is able to design the restoration and transform the image into a three-dimensional model. This valuable program then allows the dentist to easily calculate the appropriate restoration shape and size to create near perfect restoration. When the model is ready, a milling machine then creates the restoration using a high-speed diamond bur and calculated precision. The restoration is then bonded to the tooth using a resin material. The result is a beautiful and custom designed and produced restoration, made entirely to fit your mouth. CEREC crowns are metal-free and have been used for over 20 years.
Read more about Cerec here.
Dr. Zamler would love to help straighten your smile with Invisalign technology! He is an Invisalign Certified Dentist, and has helped lots of patients correct imperfections in the alignment of their teeth. Ask about Invisalign at your next appointment.
To learn more about this technology, watch the “Invisalign: Straight Talk” video below or head to the Invisalign website for more information.