New Dental Technology for Patients
When you receive care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Kucey, Registered Prosthodontist, and our staff utilize current technology including high power microscopes clinically and in the laboratory. Contact us today.
Digital Impressions With Our iTero Element Scanner
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than
the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint. Read more about making digital impressions with our iTero Element Scanner.
- No goop or gag to worry about
- Fast, accurate impression
- Ideal for Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
- See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile
Digital X-Rays and Images
Dr. Kucey, Registered Prosthodontist, chooses carefully which areas require radiographs, and the frequency with which radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see areas 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 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. Kucey, Registered Prosthodontist, utilizes digital imaging technologies within the office. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information, allowing us to see cavities more clearly and at earlier stages. We can store patient images and quickly and easily transfer them to other dental specialists or insurance companies. When indicated, we may ask you to have 3-D images that will give us additional information about your sinuses, impacted teeth, quality of bone, and other answers prior to treatment.
The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Dental lasers can be used for precise soft tissue related procedures eliminating the need for suturing. We also use lasers to treat gum infections and deep pockets to deliver specific medications to fight bacteria.
Other areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology include:
- Curing, or hardening, of bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Aphthous ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Simple crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with and are comfortable with technology. Dr. Kucey, Registered Prosthodontist, utilizes intraoral photography and intraoral camera technology to enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view images of your mouth, teeth and gums to help us to accurately make a diagnosis. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you! Intraoral photography enables our practice to save your images electronically to provide a more accurate permanent record. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and our lab or insurance companies.