The use of a binocular surgical operating microscope is a drastic upgrade in dental excellence–even more so than magnifying loupes that many dentists use. One can only treat and restore what one can see, and when it is 10 to 16 times larger than the naked eye can see, the end result is more predictable and better. Restorations can be made smaller, conserving tooth structure with a thoroughness and attention to detail that is unparalleled in dentistry.
Patients seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now. With the microscope, there is even an option to take photographs at whatever magnification chosen, which besides allowing you the patient to visualize your situation, they can be sent to insurance carriers documenting any conditions found. Transmited via cable to a computing unit, the computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that you can comfortably view from the dental chair. Aha! There it is – your mouth on the screen and you’ll become an informed partner in your dental care instead of a clueless bystander.
Seeing your dental problems may seem overwhelming at first, but consider the experience the first step toward a healthier, fresher smile. The camera may reveal the early stages of potentially serious problems, allowing you the opportunity to prevent small problems before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing pain. The camera’s honest survey can also show you how your regular home hygiene routine is paying off. The dental hygienist or dentist can recommend ways to improve your homecare based on their findings.
If you want to learn more about the technologies that enhance patient care in our office, give us a call. We’re always happy to explain the new innovations in dentistry and how they can improve your dental experience