When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Drs. Hill and Hill and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses optical magnification (loupes) to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using optical magnification enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
Drs. Hill and Hill carefully choose which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything 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. Drs. Hill and Hill utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50% 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 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.
We have ceiling mounted televisions so you can come and enjoy your favorite show or keep up on the news while you have your dental treatment completed in comfort.
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.
Drs. Hill and Hill 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. An intraoral camera 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!
Intra oral 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.
We have integrated lasers into our dental practice to better serve our patients. The laser is used for many soft tissue procedures that were commonly done with a scalpel or a electrosurge. The laser does these same procedures with little to no bleeding , with much less discomfort, and quite often without the use of anesthesia.
There are many procedures that can be utilized with the dental laser, but the favorite of our patients is certainly treating overgrown or enlarged gum tissues resulting in a “gummy smile”.
This excess tissue is removed in a breeze with our new laser with minimal post- op discomfort. The most common time to do this procedure is after orthodontics. Many teenagers don’t brush as well as they could around their braces leaving them with swollen, inflamed gum tissues. When the tissues are reshaped with the laser it is astounding how much it improves the look of the smile while also improving the tissue health.