Advanced Dental Technology in Beachwood, OH:
Dr. Faist and his team use advanced dental technology in order to ensure that each and every patient is cared for in the best way possible. The technology and tools that Dr. Faist utilizes in his Beachwood, OH dental office are:
Precision Dentistry Delivered by Magnification
When you seek care at our dental office, you can be rest assured that Dr. Faist and his staff will incorporate the latest in advanced technology to enhance the quality of your dental care and provide Dr. Faist with the ability to offer the best solutions.
Our practice uses magnification to enhance the precision of our patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. This level of care simply cannot be done with the naked eye. In addition to allowing us to be precise, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Both Dr. Faist and his team use magnification to deliver the best dental care possible.
Digital Imaging & X-Rays
Treatment begins with a knowledge and awareness of the existing problem. Magnified visual inspection of the tooth is enhanced with digital x-rays.
Dr. Faist has invested in the full scope of digital imagery. The office is fully computerized with a digital panorex machine, which gives a quick, clear snapshot of the entire mouth. Breaking down individual teeth into smaller pieces, each operatory is equipped with digital x-rays that reveal subtle clues which give Dr. Faist the unique opportunity to best serve you.
Dr. Faist chooses carefully which and when radiographs (or dental X-rays) 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 the 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 x-rays is extremely minimal. Dr. Faist 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. The use of our digital panorex x-ray machine, allows for very clear, low radiation, 360 degree image of your entire jaw. We can gather a lot of pertinent information from this one x-ray.
With digital imaging we can store patient images and quickly and easily transfer them to you, the patient, or specialists or insurance companies.
Digital Scanner for Digital Impressions of Teeth
Embracing the latest technology, Dr. Faist has also invested in an extremely accurate digital scanner which only 10% of general dentists presently own. Most of us are aware of sloppy, uncomfortable, gagging impression material. Not at Dr. Faist’s dental office. Once the tooth is comfortably prepared, a small camera registers a quick, digital video of the tooth, which is immediately forwarded to the dental laboratory for fabrication of the precise restoration of choice. This is much quicker, easier and more comfortable for the patient.
Seeing is believing. We all like to know what’s going on. Dr. Faist has digital cameras in every treatment room. 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. The extremely clear snapshot of the tooth is immediately displayed with enhanced magnification on a computer screen directly in front of you so you can see what we see.
Dr. Faist utilizes intraoral camera technology to help enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. With this accurate information the proper treatment is easily rendered. With clear, defined, enlarged images, we and you will 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 your visits. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, your lab and insurance companies.