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When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Kapusta, Dr. Islam, Dr. Dyer, Dr. Schwab, Dr. Henson, Dr. Stassen, and their 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 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 (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Drs. Kapusta, Islam, Dyer, Schwab, Henson or Stassen chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own 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. Kapusta, Islam, Dyer, Schwab, Henson and Stassen utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
OP 3D CBCT is a digital, 3D imaging system that allows us to provide quick, comfortable, and effective dental imaging for precise diagnosis, treatment planning, and the evaluation of certain conditions. The data gathered is used to reconstruct a 3D image of your anatomy.
Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because Lakeside Dental Care is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient dental treatment options available, we are proud to use our KaVo™ OP 3D (CBCT) imaging technology.
You can take advantage of a more accurate, comfortable endodontic treatment with CBCT imaging. Special features for patients include:
The iTero Element® 5D Plus system takes a highly accurate digital impression to capture the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissues. The iTero Element® 5D Plus system helps us do what we do – only better. With fast processing and clear imaging, it transforms digital workflow and patient chairside consultations, so patients can better visualize their issues and options. In as little as 60 seconds and by using the iTeroTimeLapse, patients can see 3D visualizations of changes in tooth movement, tooth wear and changes in their gums or gingiva over time. This new technology displays magnification to help patients and our staff to focus on and prioritize areas of concern for better communication. The result is better patient relationships and understanding.
By using the iTero Element® 5D Plus system, you avoid the process of taking impressions which can be messy, gooey, unpleasant tasting, and time consuming. When taking impressions, some patients have been known to experience difficulty in breathing and swallowing. The iTero scanner eliminates this. The results are safe, accurate, and fast and will have you on the way to your best smile as quickly as possible.
The iTero Element® 5D Plus will allow a speedier and more comfortable dental experience for Preventative Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontal Treatments, and much more!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
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. Kapusta, Islam, Dyer, Schwab, Henson and Stassen utilize 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!
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