When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Oshetski and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of your dental care.
Prexion 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT Scanner)
Our practice is setting the standard for dental diagnostics in general practice. We are one of a few dental practices in the nation that provides 3-dimensional technology to our patients. Our 3D unit is a dental specific CT scanner resulting in low radiation and high resolution for dental diagnostics. Patient treatment is more conservative and accurate with the powerful 3-dimensional technology and its precise measurement tools. This high-resolution technology accurately detects cavities and identifies the causes of tooth pain and other complications. CBCT evaluation is also helpful for dental implants, sinus conditions and other pathology.
Itero Digital Scanner
We proudly offer our patients the Itero 3-D Digital Scaner system. This scanner digitally captures the contours of your teeth., providing an accurate scan and eliminating the goop, gagging, and discomfort often experienced with the traditional impression method. This digital impression procedure ensures a more comfortable experience for the patient and produces a more precise scan for Dr. Oshetski. Our scanner uses visible light, so you won’t have any exposure to radiation during the procedure.
Anatamage Imaging for CT Guided Surgery
Dr. Oshetski utilizes advanced imaging techniques to create three-dimensional surgical guides for improved accuracy in the surgical placement of dental implants.
Dr. Oshetski 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. Oshetski utilizes 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.
Computer Digital Radiography (CDR)
Dental X-rays can now be taken using sensors that transmit the image directly to a computer monitor. This larger, more accurate image helps the patient visualize and understand their condition and the doctor’s explanation with ease. In addition to its accuracy, this new technology reduces the amount of radiation by 90% when compared to conventional films. Digital X-rays are also faster and only takes a second to appear in the monitor. In addition, this new technology is friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed for developing the image.
Dental lasers are used to cosmetically contour gums, remove excessive gum tissue and treat pockets of infection during periodontal treatment. Lasers are safe, minimally invasive and are virtually painless during the procedure requiring little if any anesthetic agent.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Our intraoral camera uses a tiny fiber-optic wand to easily take vivid photographs of the inside of your mouth. This allows you to see what we see, and gain a better understanding of your dental health.
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.
Dr. Oshetski utilizes 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!
Intra oral 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.
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.
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 and laser hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration ( crown , veneer , or filling ). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.