When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Couch and his staff utilize the latest technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Using microscopes that are similar to the ones an ophthalmologist uses, enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney 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.
Digital Imaging ensures accurate diagnosis of dental condition.
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. 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 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. Couch utilizes intraoral camera technology to enhance your understanding of your diagnosis.
An intraoral 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.