Advanced dental Technology Centennial CO
An expert general & laser dentist with 30 years of experience, Dr. David Rodrick utilizes the latest technologies to bring you a whiter, brighter smile, healthy teeth & gums, and more. Here’s a brief look at the advanced dental technologies Dr. Rodrick uses in his dental practice on behalf of his patients:
1) Laser Dentistry: Dr. Rodrick uses laser sophisticated dental lasers for a wide variety of dental procedures…with significant benefits & better outcomes. Learn more! Read our Laser Dentistry Consumer Guide
2) Microscope Dentistry: Dentistry is basically 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.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
3) Electric-powered Dental Drills: Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered, dental drills 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.
4) Digital Imaging: Dr. Rodrick uses digital imaging technology in conjunction with dental radiographs, and this cuts the amount of exposure by 50%. Dr. Rodrick always chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Digital imaging also allows us to store and retrieve a patient’s images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies as needed. Digital x-rays also offer more precision since we view the image on a large-format computer monitor instead of holding a small 35mm film up to the light.
5) Intraoral Camera: Dr. Rodrick 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!
For more information about our high-tech laser dentistry practice, and the benefits, please visit our Knowledge Center.
Or call 303.793.0793 to make an appointment. We look forward to putting our modern, high-tech laser dentistry technology to work for you, a better smile, and healthier teeth and gums.