When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Daggula and her staff will utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality for your dental care. Click on a topic of interest below for more information:
Laser Cavity Detection / DIAGNOdent
Accurate, reliable caries detection aid
More and more patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible care is essential. Often there are small cavities that x-rays and the explorer do not find. The DIAGNOdent provides advanced technology that helps detect caries at the earliest possible stage, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth structure before the decay progresses too far.
What is the DIAGNOdent actually measuring?
The DIAGNOdent measures laser fluorescence within the tooth structure. As the incident laser light is propagated into the site, two-way handpiece optics allows the unit to simultaneously quantify the reflected laser light energy. At the specific wavelength that the DIAGNOdent laser operates, clean healthy tooth structure exhibits little or no fluorescence, resulting in very low scale readings on the display. However, carious tooth structure will exhibit fluorescence, proportionate to the degree of caries, resulting in elevated scale readings on the display.
3D Scanning / Cadent iTero
Digital. Detailed. Done. The Cadent iTero digital impression system is dentistry gone 3-D. With iTero, your dentist can take a highly accurate digital impression for your crown or bridge area, completely eliminating the uncomfortable tray and putty impression. No More Goop, Gagging, or Discomfort.