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.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Cerec-Same Day Crowns
Cerec is a sophisticated, computer-based treatment system for the 21st century. Treatment for crowns, fillings and veneers can now normally be completed in only one visit, with no impressions or temporary fillings needed.
Drs. Crookston or Bird follow the American Dental Associations recommended frequency in taking radiographs. 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. Crookston and Bird utilize Dexis Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 80 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists 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.
Drs. Crookston and Bird utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance understanding and diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera which allows us to view clear and precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums. With these images, you become an active participant in your treatment plan.
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.