say goodbye to the dental impression trays with the putty and gooey dental impression material. Digital impression provide 21st century CAD / CAM technology which results in super accurate fit and contours.
Our practice utilizes the Kodak Dental Imaging System instead of old fashioned dental film. Dr. Spivak 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. We also have the patented Logicon Cavity Detecting System as part of the Kodak System in every operatory. This computerized system can anaylze the dental images via advanced state of the art technology to determine if there are cavities between teeth, cracks or other defects in the teeth and surrounding bone.
Our patented LOGICON Caries Detector Software is the only FDA-approved caries detection tool. Originally developed by research scientists at Northrop, LOGICON Software serves as an electronic second opinion, helping you find and diagnose inter-proximal caries quickly, effectively and confidently. LOGICON Software analyzes both tooth density and demineralization patterns to help you search for caries and offers you valuable probabilities of whether caries exists in the enamel or dentin. LOGICON Software also uses dramatic graphics and visual aids to help you communicate your diagnosis to patients in a way they can easily and quickly understand. The Digital Images (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. The images can be inversted, rotated, and changed to a 3-D or density type analysis. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Telescopic Magnification Glasses to enhance the precision of patient care by Dr Spivak, our hygienists and expanded function dental assistant.
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-concentrically; 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 (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.
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. Digital photography 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. Dr. Spivak has taken over 20,000 images since starting to use intra oral and digital photography in 1995!