When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Ord and his team utilize technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses illuminated and magnified dental loupes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification enables us to create dental restorations with precise fit and finish.
For some aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well.
Dr. Ord chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see things we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities 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 minimal. Dr. Ord 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.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Dr. Ord utilizes Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera that 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. These images allow us to discuss your treatment with you during examination and treatment.
Intraoral 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.