Phi Dental Care has invested in technology to enable the practice to be a leader in the community when it comes to practicing dentistry
Dental CT technology
Dental Cone Beam CTDental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. We can use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.This procedure requires little to no special preparation. For more information: www.vatechamerica.com
Digital X-rays are faster and contain less radiation than traditional X-rays. When a patient has a digital X-ray done, the image appears on the computer in a matter of seconds. Your dentist can then zoom into the image to better assess and educate the patient regarding their oral health. Digital X-rays are also less harmful for patients as they contain up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional X-rays.
Lasers are used to improve efficiency and eliminate discomfort in a number dental procedures, including filling cavities, cold sores and gum treatments. Laser dentistry is fast, painless, and can effectively eliminate any form of bacteria during the procedure to avoid any further complications or problems.
Dental implants are screw-replacements for the root portion of missing teeth. Implants are used to restore healthy smiles when patients have missing teeth. Implants are effective because they can replace missing teeth, while still giving the patient the feel and look of a natural tooth. We are currently using the latest dental implants manufactured by Dentsply - ASTRA TECH Implant System BioManagement Complex.
VELscope is a special type of light that a dentist will shine in a patient’s mouth to detect any abnormalities. This new form of technology is effectively used to detect early forms of cancer or disease during an oral cancer screening.
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The intraoral camera is a tool that dentists use to gain precise and well-defined pictures of hard to see places within a patient’s mouth. The camera also allows us to show these images to patients while assessing and educating the patient’s needs. This new form of technology allows us to conduct a thorough checkup of your mouth and better assess our patient’s oral care needs.
Our Sterlization Center
We are proud of our sterilization Center. Providing a clean, disinfected environment for each patient is critical. We use plastic coverings in all of our treatment rooms and all water used for patient treatment passes through an ultra-violet sterilization process. We also use protective equipment such as nitrile gloves, masks, eyewear, and lab coats. And when possible, we use disposable items.
Digital impressions represent cutting-edge technology that allows our dentists to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth using lasers and other optical scanning devices. The digital technology captures clear and highly accurate impression data in mere minutes, without the need for traditional impression materials that some patients find inconvenient and messy. Many patients find digital impressions an easier and more comfortable procedure because traditional impression materials are avoided. The impression information then is transferred to a computer and used to create restorations, often without the need for stone models.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Same Day Crowns
We here at Phi are able to have very fast turnarounds with minimal discomfort and superb esthetics of our crowns milled on location. We are every proud to be able to possess the technology required to provide our patients a unique and pleasant experience.