When come to our office, you can be assured that Dr. Panzica and our staff use the latest in technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using loupes that are similar to the ones an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t achieve 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.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use fiber optic handpieces. This results in very precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well.
Dental x-rays are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Dr. Panzica uses Digital x-rays and a Digital panorex in addition to a thorough exam to evaluate your dental health . With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays can help us obtain valuable diagnostic information. We can see cavities and other problems better with digital x-rays, since they are instantly displayed on a flatscreen monitor in the office.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, Laser Dentistry may be the right choice.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Dr Panzica has two types of treatment lasers, one is used for cavities and the other is used for soft tissue procedures. Often 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.
We also have a special laser called the Diagnodent, which is used to diagnose cavities. This device can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages.
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.
Dr. Panzica uses an Intraoral Camera to help improve your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera that allows us to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums on a large monitor. 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 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.