When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Arbab and her staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care. Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses 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 microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you. 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.
Dr. Arbab chooses carefully which radiographs are taken. These are in accordance with professional guidelines. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. X-rays also visualize the roots and nerves of teeth, allow for diagnosis of lesions such as cysts or tumors and 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. Dr. Arbab utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies. Digital Imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. Dr. Arbab is able to see cavities better with Digital Imaging than with conventional radiography. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies. According to the manufacturer, digital x-rays results in 1/6th the radation exposure to you.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. Lasers can aid in finding the decay hidden in teeth in early stages. In some cases, the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need a filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
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. Arbab 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. An intraoral camera allows Dr. Arbab and you to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums. 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! Intra oral cameras usage also enables our practice to save your images in our office computer. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, the lab or your insurance company.