X-Rays and Digital X-Rays
X-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles passed through bone which produce an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This provides the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and disease. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there would be no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
In our office we use digital radiography, which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth by using a small sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnosis dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each case.
Providing the absolute best service to our patients is of the highest importance to our office. To aid in achieving this goal, we use a new high-tech device called the DIAGNOdent. This small tool is a portable laser that allows us to detect cavities on the chewing surface of the back teeth that would have otherwise gone undetected by previous methods. Diagnosing cavities in the back of the mouth using traditional methods is difficult; studies even show that 50% of cavities are left undetected in these areas. However, the new DIAGNOdent enables us to locate and treat these cavities, putting a stop to further decay. The laser is easy to use, harmless, and will alert us with an audible signal if it detects a cavity. It will even calculate the approximate size of the cavity so we can better plan treatment. By using this device, you can rest assured that cavities will be accurately detected and treated in their infancy.
We use small cameras about the size of a pen, called intraoral cameras, to help clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums. With this advanced technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision. The full-color images taken with the intraoral camera are sent to a computer screen so we can diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Because images are displayed on our screens, patients will also be able to see areas being worked on and are able to gain a better understanding of dental procedures being performed.
The dentist performs most of his dental procedures while wearing a pair of funny looking glasses called surgical telescopes. These powerful glasses have magnifiers on them, allowing the dentist to see fine details that would go unnoticed to the naked eye.
Now It's Possible: Reversing Numbness with OraVerse
Dr. Chris Farac is pleased to accelerate your recovery from numbness after routine dental procedures. OraVerse is the first and only product of its kind to rapidly reverse the effects of local anesthetics containing a vasoconstrictor so you can feel, speak, smile, and drink normally in approximately half the time.
You can get on with your day after routine dental procedures thanks to a new product that reverses the effects of local anesthesia. This new measure of comfort is for patients who dislike the lingering numbness that can last for 3-5 hours after leaving our office.
Redefining the dental experience with pain-free dental injections at the Advanced Dental Team
DentalVibe® is a patented, award-winning, cordless handheld device designed to reduce the pain and fear associated with the dreaded dental injection for adults as well as children. So when you get a shot, you don’t feel it. With the DentalVibe®, a synchronized vibration massages the gums, providing a soothing, rather than harmful, experience during injections.
You will truly experience “Pain-Less” Injections when you have to receive a dental shot for a procedure!
Safe and Gentle
DentalVibe® is gentle, fast, and safe. There are no pills to take, no gas to inhale, and no drowsy after-effects to worry about.
Less Anesthetic and Less Time
Studies and research show with DentalVibe®, less anesthesia is used. DentalVibe® enables Dr. Farac to deliver a standard injection in any area of the mouth, in 30 – 60 seconds on adults as well as children.
Dr. Chirs Farac of the Advanced Dental Team uses the latest innovations in technology to give you the best possible restorations while ensuring maximum convenience, comfort, and speed for you. As part of our commitment, we are happy to utilize the Cadent iTero Digital Impression System to replace traditional impressions in creating your crowns, bridges, veneers or implants. Our office is one of only a few in the area that offer this technology to its patients.
The Cadent iTero Digital Impression System has many benefits for you, including:
- Increased comfort - If you have ever had a conventional impression taken, you know just how uncomfortable the process is. The putty is messy, tastes extremely unpleasant, and in many patients can cause gagging. With iTero, the only thing that touches your teeth is the tip of a hand-held wand.
- Faster impression - Greater Speed: The digital impression is complete in approximately two to three minutes.
- Reduced anxiety - The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once Dr. Farac begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. You'll never be stuck with a mouth full of goop.
- Accuracy (better fit) - The iTero digital impression system creates an exact replica of what is in your mouth. This results in a more accurate-fitting crown or bridge.
The latest oral cancer screening device to help diagnose this deadly disease. The Identafi 3000 uses three different wavelengths of light to excite oral tissue in distinct and unique ways. Biochemical changes can be observed with fluorescence, while morphological changes can be observed with reflectance. This multiple wavelength technology identifies abnormal tissue with more accuracy than a single color wavelength. This three wavelength optical illumination system allows your dentist to catch early cancers that are not visible to the naked eye.