Advanced Dental Technology
Drs. Kozelko and Krull choose carefully when and which 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. Drs. Kozelko and Krull utilize 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. It gives us the ability to enlarge and focus on very specific areas on the digital x-ray. This is not possible with conventional x-rays. With digital x-rays there is no ‘wait time’ for development the x-ray comes up on the computer screen for instantaneous viewing.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Spectra Cavity Detection
Drilling should always be the last resort. And our state-of-the art SPECTRA device aides in making that possible by detecting decay as early as possible. It is less expensive, less discomfort and preserves more tooth. Spectra allows more confidence in patient care resulting in better health.
How it works:
Shine. Spectra shines a safe, blue fluorescent light onto the tooth surface.
Transmit. Vital information is transmitted to instantly view in vivid color on our computer.
Discover. Areas of decay will be visible on -screen.
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.
Drs. Kozelko and Krull utilize 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!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images on our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, our lab or your insurance company.