Dr. Bergmann and Dr. Izu use the latest in advanced technology for accurate diagnosis, precise treatment planning and comfortable, minimally invasive treatment. Read below to learn more about the technology they use to provide you with top-quality results.
Our digital X-rays emit significantly less radiation than conventional film based X-rays and produce high-resolution images that are available in seconds. The images are clearer and show more detail than conventional film X-rays and can be magnified for close inspection.
The doctors use these images for precise diagnosis and planning. They will show them to you on an iPad during your exam so that you can both see the details of your X-rays while going over your exam results.
Cone beam 3D CT scanner
When needed, Dr. Bergmann will arrange for you to get a diagnostic scan using a dental cone beam 3D CT scanner. The scanner takes a series of X-rays in a full circle around your head. These are computer-processed into precise and detailed 3D 360 degree views of your teeth, jawbone and surrounding structures.
The images can be magnified for close inspection and viewed from any angle. Dr. Bergmann uses them to precisely plan your dental implant treatment and new tooth restorations.
With our digital camera, the doctors take high-resolution external photographs of your face, teeth and smile. The digital images are used to show your teeth and smile before and after treatment. The doctors also use them to help the dental lab to determine the correct, shape, shade and color for your veneers and crowns.
Dr. Bergmann uses an advanced, high-magnification surgical microscope to see very small areas of your mouth in sharp detail. The built-in light travels along the line of sight resulting in shadow-free illumination. Because of this visibility, he can use very tiny instruments which make your treatments extremely precise and minimally invasive.
For crowns and veneers, use of the microscope allows Dr. Bergmann to subtly adjust their contours and place them with an enhanced precise fit and natural appearance. This technology can also visualize the extent of decay under a restoration. The magnified views permit him to remove decay without affecting healthy tooth structure. Working with a microscope can avoid the need for root canal treatment. It allows repair of existing restorations by closely determining the extent of bacterial infection around your teeth and gumline. Being able to repair a restoration can result in significant cost savings.
Surgical magnification glasses
Our doctors wear special magnifying eyeglasses known as “surgical loupes” while performing your procedures. The loupes give them a detailed view of small areas during treatment. The glasses are fitted with a headlamp that clearly illuminates their field of vision for maximum visibility.
Our doctors use electric handpieces with a fiber-optic light for removing decay from teeth, and sculpting tooth surfaces. The electric handpiece operates at varying speeds that can be precisely controlled. The doctors will use the handpiece to contour the surfaces and edges of a restoration with fine-tuned accuracy for a natural look and an exact fit.
We use ultrasonic scalers to gently and efficiently remove the plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) that has accumulated on your teeth and below your gumline. Ultrasonic scalers emit high-frequency vibrations that clean deeper and faster than traditional scaling instruments. The vibrational frequency of the scaler can be adjusted for your comfort.
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