Advanced Technology at Torrens Dental Care
Dr. Torrens- Dentist Naples Florida
Dental radiographs, or Digital X-rays at Torrens Dental Care enable our Naples dentist to see what's going on beneath your teeth and gums, between your teeth and under fillings and crowns.
Digital X-rays can detect an assortment of problems, including:
- Bone Loss
- Tooth Decay
- Emerging wisdom teeth
- Dental Abscesses
- Abnormally positioned teeth below the gum line
Digital X-ray dental technology uses an extremely sensitive and precise electronic sensor to take images of the teeth. The small sensor instantly transmits the images to a video monitor in the examination room. Digital X-rays produce a full view of the mouth for comprehensive treatment and our video monitor allows the computer-generated image to be enlarged and highlighted for a remarkably accurate diagnosis. Since digital radiography generates approximately 90 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays, it is a safe, environmentally friendly, and highly effective diagnostic tool.
With this technology, the patient and our Naples dentist can take a video tour of your mouth, identifying trouble spots and possible treatment options. The advanced imaging provided by the intraoral camera helps to identify fractures, failing restorations, and decay on the teeth in areas that might not have be identified with other tools. The intra-oral camera also enables patients to get involved with their treatment.
Fiber Optic Caries (cavity) Detector
The Midwest Caries I.D.™ Detection Handpiece, a portable, handheld device is designed to aid in the detection of caries, (cavities) in non-restored occlusal, ( or biting surface) pits and fissures and interproximal (in between teeth) areas on adult posterior teeth. The combination of LED and fiber optic technologies enables Dr. Torrens to quickly and easily detect up to 92% of occlusal cavities and 80% interproximal cavities. The Midwest Caries ID is a breakthrough diagnostic tool for cavity detection, useful in both cosmetic and family dentistry. More accurate than standard exams alone, making it possible to precisely identify decay at its earliest stages, providing superior protection for your teeth and gums, and maximizing your overall oral health.
Because your health is our first priority, we have invested in a state-of-the-art sterilization system for our dental instruments and an isolation system for old amalgams that have been removed from your teeth. Equipment like this helps make our office a safe and healthy place.
Digital Record Keeping
Torrens Dental Care is completely computerized, which means faster processing and better security of patient information. Digital record keeping also reduces paperwork and allows us to quickly and securely share information when necessary.
Monitors mounted on every chair
Television sets are particularly helpful for anxious patients. All our dental suites are equipped with monitors. These monitors are used to watch TV or for the doctor to show dental X-rays, photos and or treatment plans without having to move the patients to another room.