Synergy Dental utilizes technological advances that science has made to allow us to better serve our patients. We believe that when you use the finest tools, you can produce superior results with more ease. Modern technology not only allows precision, efficiency and predictability for dentists, but also allows patients to have a better understanding of their situation while spending less time in the chair. Some of these technological advances include:
With paperless patient records, office staff can easily access information, patient records, dental images, & even schedule appointments to expedite patient care and office processes. With computers in every treatment room, patients can view their own records and dental images during their visit. Visual tooth charting and treatment planning allows patients to have a clearer picture of current conditions and recommended treatments. With electronic claim submission, those who have insurance will have faster resolution of their claims.
Intra-Oral Cameras/Digital Imaging
An intra-oral camera is a tiny, precise camera that fits into the mouth and takes digital photographs of teeth and gums, allowing patients to see what the dentist sees. Being able to view decay, gum disease, and other possible dental problems helps patients make informed decisions about their dental condition. These digital photos are then assembled into an image archive which can be used to monitor changes over time.
Instead of film based X-rays, computerized images are created that can be digitally enhanced and magnified for review. These state-of-the-art computerized images can identify dental issues – gum problems, tooth decay – and expose the patient to less radiation than traditional X-rays. Again, patients have the benefit of a better understanding when they can see larger images on a monitor.
Panoramic X-Ray Imaging
Used for evaluation, a panoramic x-ray machine creates radiographic images that survey the complete oral landscape (panoramic view). Incorporating this machine into a digital system reduces patient radiation exposure to a minimum.
DIAGNOdent™ laser decay detector
The DIAGNOdent™ is a small, portable laser that scans teeth for early detection and diagnosis of tooth decay. It can help locate early stage decay that may be hidden in the cracks and crevices of teeth, which are virtually undetectable by clinical exam or x-rays.
Digital Nitrous Oxide Flowmeter
Nitrous oxide gas (commonly called “lauging gas”) is an effective anesthetic used in roughly one-third of dental practices in the United States and has many benefits for patients seeking dental treatment. The gas is administered through a digital flowmeter with a comfortable mask placed over the nose, and the patient is intructed to breathe in through the nose and out through their mouth. After the gas is adjusted to the appropriate dose, the patient begins to feel a pleasant level of sedation anywhere from 30 seconds to four minutes. Nitrous oxide is especially useful for fearful patients as well as young children. Unlike IV sedation or general anesthesia, the patient can almost always leave the office by themselves, without an escort.
Ultrasonic Scalers/Air Polishing Prophylaxis System
Comfortable and effective hygiene (cleanings) is accomplished with these super-slim tools that help us to clean under the gums and more easily remove stains that cause darkening of teeth.
Color Corrected Lighting
These assist with cosmetic procedures. The lighting system may not be as high-tech as other equipment, however, we have found that by utilizing special “full-spectrum” lighting in our operatories, we are able to offer more ease in accurate color matching for crowns and composite fillings than regular fluorescent lights.
This is a system that assists in root canal therapy. In addition to hand files, special handpieces w/ nickel-titanium rotary files are incorporated to shape, sterilize, and fill the roots of teeth. This system saves time that patients would have spent in the chair and also reduces hand fatigue for the dentist.
Root canal therapy can sometimes be difficult to complete using X-rays and files alone. Apex locators are miniature computers that help to determine the length of a canal within a half millimeter.
LED Curing Lights
Curing lights are used in various dental procedures. For a long time the standard in curing lights has been halogen based. LED (light emitting diode) is the next generation, high-intensity light polymerization device that is built for efficiency. Because LED lights produce less heat, the intensity of light remains constant which results in less cure time with a predictable depth or cure.