Advanced Dental Technology Flagstaff
Our practice uses high power (4.5X) lenses to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnifying “loops” 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.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, magnification directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiny sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Bacon and Dr. Lerud utilize intra-oral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intra-oral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a 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!
Intra-oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
Flagstaff dentists Dr. Bacon and Dr. Lerud have experience with using an acid etch technique for bonding fillings, crowns, partial crowns, and veneers for both retention and excellent seal from microbials for your restorations.
Our hygienists use state of the art ultrasonic scaling. The vibration allows even the most tenacious tarter to fall off your teeth rather than the traditional scraping of teeth.
We are up on the latest techniques of tooth whitening and also up on how to minimize or eliminate any sensitivity that may occur.
Soft Tissue Laser
When it is necessary to incise gum tissue, we are able to use a laser rather than a scalpel! The result is less post-op pain, little to no bleeding and faster healing.
Take advantage of our expertise and make a dental appointment at our down town Flagstaff office and call Flagstaff Office Phone Number 928-774-1168 today!