When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Gabriel and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses magnification loupes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
Dr. Gabriel 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. Dr. Gabriel 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.
Dr. Gabriel utilizes digital camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your 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.
Laser Dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advancements. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target”. In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. We currently use laser dentistry in our office for soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Some areas of dental care that benefit from soft tissue laser technology include:
- Gingival troughing for crown impressions
- Soft-Tissue crown lengthening
- Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty
- Fibromal Removal
- Excisional and Incisional Biopsies
- Exposure of unerupted teeth
- Implant recovery
- Sulcular Debridement (Removal of diseased, infected, inflamed, and necrosed soft-tissue within the periodontal pocket)
- Laser Soft-Tissue Curettage
- Laser Assisted Whitening/Bleaching of teeth
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.