We are pleased to offer you a multitude of technologically advanced and clinically sound treatment modalities. Our dentists are happy to discuss various treatment options with you to find the most appropriate and advantageous treatment for you. Below are just a few of the services we provide. It would be our pleasure to discuss how we can help you with your dental care.
- Preventative Treatment (cleanings and sealants)
- Periodontal Care (deep cleanings and gum disease management)
- Restorative Options (including fillings, crowns, and bridges)
- Root Canals
- Implant Restorations
- Dentures and Partials
- Cosmetic Dentistry (veneers, Lumineers, and esthetic bonding)
- Dental Care for Children
- Invisalign (orthodontics without braces)
- Digital Panoramic X-Rays
- Intra-Oral Cameras
- Digital Shade Matching
- Sterilization and Patient Safety
Digital Panoramic X-Rays
Our office employs digital technology in our panoramic radiographs (the large pictures that show views of the entire mouth, jaw joint, and sinuses). Using digital technology allows a lower radiation exposure than traditional x-ray techniques and has the added convenience of digital imaging. With a digital image, the practitioner is able to magnify the highly detailed image and adjust the contrast, allowing improved diagnoses and enhancing patient education.
Digital technology is further put into practice using intra-oral cameras. A tiny lens on the tip of a wand transmits magnified images to a monitor and allows the patient to see a real-time image of their mouth. It is an excellent tool aiding in patient education and record keeping.
Digital Shade Matching
With the use of a digital shade guide, obtaining an accurate record of the shade of patients’ teeth is easier and relies less on the human eye. Thus, the shades of restorations such as crowns and bridges are more contiguous with the entire mouth and appear more natural.
Our office uses a DiagnoDent as an adjunct tool in diagnosing caries (tooth decay). The DiagnoDent can detect early stages of tooth decay via laser fluorescence. The greater the fluorescence, the more tooth decay is likely to be present. Using the DiagnoDent along with radiographs and a clinical exam allows for more accurate and earlier diagnosis of tooth decay.
Sterilization and Patient Safety
The safety of our patients is of utmost importance to us. Our office employs many methods of sterilization and disinfection to insure the well-being of our patients. Instruments are prepared for sterilization first by using an ultrasonic cleaner to remove debris. They are then rinsed, dried, and sealed into sterilization pouches. The pouches are placed into an autoclave and sterilized for 12 minutes at a temperature of 132°C and pressure of 210 kPa. Our sterilization systems are monitored via a program orchestrated by the University of Texas Health Science Center.