In seeking care at our office you are assured that Dr. Narvaez and her staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a microscope similar to those used by ophthalmologists enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. This level of care simply cannot be attained with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precision close-up work the microscope directs the beam of light onto the teeth, minimizing glare for the patient.
Dr. Narvaez carefully chooses which and when radiographs should be taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see what we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of 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 extremely minimal. Dr. Narvaez 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. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows storage of store patient images and enables quick and easy transfer to specialists or insurance companies.
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 result in 1/6th the radiation exposure than that of traditional X-rays. Our Gendex panoramic x-ray produces much less radiatation than a trip from Los Angeles to London. We cover all our patients with a lead apron inspected every 6 months.
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. Narvaez utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera enables the dentist to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums in order to make an accurate diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, details are seen that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable us to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, our dental lab or insurance companies.