Technology

Current Technology

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Gardin and staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.

Our practice uses high power magnification to enhance the precision of patient care.

Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification that is similar to the one a surgeon uses. This enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. 

In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.

Digital Imaging

Dr. Gardin 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. Dr. Gardin utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies. With digital imaging, exposure time is much 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.

Intraoral Camera

Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV sc

reens are their primary method of information processing.

Dr. Gardin utilizes Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance our 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 and more comprehensive diagnosis with less chair-time for you!

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.

Caries Detection Devices 

The traditional way to check for cavities is by radiographs (x-rays). As radiographs are only 2 dimensional, it can sometimes be hard to see new carries (cavities). This is especially the case for your back teeth due to all the pits and grooves that tend to collect hard to reach bacteria. Caries detection devices (Carivu and Diagnodnet) enables us a more 3-dimensional view that allows our team to better diagnose decay at earlier stages then ever before; without the use of radiation.