When you seek care at our office, you can be assured that Drs. Keusch or Berger and his staff utilize key technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Our practice uses a combination of air-driven and electric hand-pieces. For certain restorative procedures, Drs. Keusch or Berger will select the hand-piece that provides precise interfaces between your tooth and the new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will also bring more comfort to you, with a more precise tool – there is less vibration and noise.
We will also use high power microscopes at times to enhance patient care when precision dentistry isn’t able to be fulfilled by the naked eye. Using a microscope enables us to create dental restorations with precise fit and finish.
Drs. Keusch or Berger chooses carefully which and when 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. Keusch or Berger utilizes 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. We may be able to see cavities better.
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.
Drs. Keusch or Berger may utilize Intraoral Camera technology to help enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera that is 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!
Intra oral 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.