When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. McPartland and staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
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Dr. McPartland chooses carefully when radiographs are taken, and only takes radiographs when they are absolutely necessary for proper diagnosis. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. They enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. They are also vital for proper examination of the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnosis of lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as for assessment of the extent of 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. McPartland utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them 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 results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
TRIOS® Intraoral Scanner
With quick, accurate impressions, the 3Shape Trios® Ortho IntraOral Scanner transforms your dental visit into a high-tech experience for better efficiency, comfort and accuracy in creating crowns, bridges, and even clear aligners. Gone are the days where gooey impressions leave you uncomfortable and with a bad taste in your mouth – the Trios® scanner brings a modern approach to dentistry.
- High quality digital impression for an expert fit leads to better function and longevity of bridges, crowns and clear aligners.
- Instant impression validation for reduced chair time.
- Powder free scanning for less hassle and a better experience.
- Digital technology for increased accuracy.
- Better comfort overall than traditional methods.
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. McPartland utilizes Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long – which allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.