When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Forman and her staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and comfort of you dental care.
We use electric hand-pieces for the most precise aspects of restorative procedures. These are more powerful and quieter than the common air driven handpiece. The results are extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With this more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise!
Dr. Forman also uses high power magnification loupes to see the greatest amount of detail when performing dentistry. This helps to her deliver the best possible dentistry to you!
Digital Imaging: X-rays and Photos
Dental X-rays are films that are taken to determine the health of your teeth and jaw. Dr. Forman chooses carefully which and when radiographs (x-rays) are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow to minimize the radiation to our patients. X-rays allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. We can detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone through viewing x-rays. 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.
With Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Forman utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
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.
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. Forman 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.
These photos show 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!
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.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Dr. Forman ulitizes the Diagnodent to assist in cavity detection. It has been shown to be safe and effective for both children and adults.