Advanced Dental Technology in Bismarck ND
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Van Erem, Dr. Holzer, and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practitioners often use telescopic lenses to aid in the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using telescopic lenses that are similar to what general surgeons use help enable us to create dental restorations with an incredibly precise fit and finish.
Drs. Holzer or Van Erem carefully choose 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. Holzer or Van Erem utilize 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.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. 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. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures.
In our office we use a KaVo DIAGNOdent, which is utilized to diagnose cavities. The DIAGNOdent can find hidden decay in teeth at early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.