Keeping on top of the latest technology is a priority for Dr. Rota. Here are some of the technologies being used in his office.
GALILEOS 3-DIMENSIONAL DIAGNOSTICS
One of our more recent technological acquisitions is the Galileos three-dimensional digital radiography system. We are one of a handful of dental offices in the state of Colorado that have this advanced technology, and we currently have other dentists and oral surgeons sending patients to our office for diagnostic work-ups.
When dental implants are placed, it is critical to have a three-dimensional picture of your jawbone and the anatomical structures within it – the nerves, blood vessels, sinus cavities, and other structures. When dentists try to shortcut this important diagnostic step, it increases the rate of accidents and dental implant failure.
INTRA-ORAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
While x-rays provide valuable information that we can’t get from any other source, they can’t show you everything that’s going on in your mouth. That’s why we use the intra-oral camera – a highly advanced piece of diagnostic equipment that enlarges pictures of your teeth 40 times their actual size. Detailed digital pictures are especially helpful when diagnosing worn and cracked fillings and teeth that aren’t visible by x-ray.
We use only digital x-rays which deliver up to 90% less radiation. Less radiation means greater safety for our patients while still maintaining a high level of diagnosis.
Our office is paperless. That means all of our notes and history of your dental treatment are stored on our secured server. Access to your records is instantaneous which increases our efficiency, giving us more time to spend helping our patients.
CEREC CAD/CAM DENTISTRY
We also use the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry-CEREC. CEREC technology allows patients to experience transformations with fillings, crowns, and veneers in just ONE VISIT!
CEREC is probably the most incredible technology to come along in dentistry since the application of anesthesia. CEREC is a computerized design software that enables Dr. Rota to design porcelain crowns and fillings in a matter of minutes as opposed to days and weeks by a dental lab. Through Dr. Rota’s well-trained knowledge of function, attention to detail and artistic eye, we achieve results that are not only beautiful but also extremely functional and durable.
A number of different kinds of lasers are used in dentistry, and they are particularly useful for treating the gums and soft tissue problems. The benefits of laser treatment include painless treatment, faster healing times, less bleeding, and reduced swelling. Often times, dental lasers can be used with little or no anesthesia.
CAESY EDUCATION SYSTEMS
In addition to our technologically advanced instruments, you will find extensive information about your condition or treatment on our CAESY network. CAESY is a patient education system which provides you with the most up-to-date information through printouts and videos so that you can make educated decisions regarding your treatment.
For those patients that require full-mouth rehabilitation, our special training in neuromuscular dentistry assures not only a beautiful result, but also a comfortable bite. EMG studies are performed on your facial musculature and jaw movement to identify the proper resting position for your new dentation.
The Wand is the latest in delivering comfortable, local anesthetic know by most patients as novacaine. The Wand enables a very slow and painless delivery of anesthesia through an extremely thin needle.
VizilLite Plus is the newest tool in the fight against oral disease. ViziLite Plus is a simple, painless, and non-invasive technology that improves the doctor’s ability to visualize, mark, evaluate and monitor suspicious areas at their earliest stages, before they can progress to something far more serious and potentially life-threatening.
Mercury is a heavy metal that is non-essential and extremely toxic to all living things. It is most commonly found in amalgam dental fillings, fish, thermometers, and as a pollutant in the air and water. The MercOut Detoxification Program consists of an exclusive formula created to help restore a healthy balance following over exposure to heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic. It has been specially formulated with a combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs to support the body as it detoxifies.