Advanced Dental Technology
Using digital x-rays, high precision microscopes and state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Kare and our team strive to provide the highest quality care from single tooth fillings to complex full mouth restorations.
So you can see what the doctor is seeing!
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. Kare utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intra-oral 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.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Kare and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses 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. In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you. 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 (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Digital x-rays have 90% less radiation than coventional x-rays!
Dr. Kare chooses carefully 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. Dr. Kare utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90% percent 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.
Redefining the dental experience with pain-free dental injections at Westford Smiles
You will truly experience “Pain-Less” Injections when you have to receive a dental shot for a procedure!
Safe & Gentle
DentalVibe® is gentle, fast, and safe. There are no pills to take, no gas to inhale, and no drowsy after-effects to worry about.
Less Anesthetic & Less Time
Studies and research show with DentalVibe®, less anesthesia is used. DentalVibe® enables Dr. Kare to deliver a standard injection in any area of the mouth, in 30 – 60 seconds on adults as well as children.
Oraqix offers needle-free pain relief.
In clinical studies, 70% of patients preferred Oraqix to a needle injection anesthetic among SRP patients bothered by the prospect of receiving an injection or the after effects of one.
Faster Procedure Time
- Onset is quick, 30 seconds
- Duration of effect is approximately 20 minutes, so normal sensation is typically returned at the conclusion of the office visit.
- Oraqix is site-specific making it a great choice for periodontal maintenance with scaling and root planing and full-mouth SRP.
- Unique properties of Oraqix allow hygienists to better control anesthetic placement minimizing the chance of anesthetizing areas not being worked on.