High-Tech Dentistry

  • digitalx-raysDigital X-rays

    Digital X-rays are faster and use much lower amounts of radiation than standard X-rays. Our doctors use these for more accurate diagnoses and treatment planning, and can catch early signs of cavities and other problems.

    ALARA – “As Low As Reasonably Achievable” – refers to the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to. Upgraded guidelines for radiation protection in dentistry were issued in December 2003 and included a strong reaffirmation for adherence to the ALARA principle. We follow this principle when giving our patients X-rays.

  • newtomNewTom 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner

    Our office features the NewTom VGI Cone Beam CT scanner. This X-ray machine captures 360° 3D images of your mouth and surrounding bone structures of the lower face. The image quality is exceptionally detailed and clear, and gives Dr. Hoos the ability to know EXACTLY where to place dental implants.

    The NewTom cone beam scanner uses SafeBeam™ technology which reduces the radiation dosage according to the patient’s age and size.

    We have the only NewTom in Connecticut at this point. It is one of the highest rated cone beam machines. Best-in-class performance.

  • vatechVatech Digital Panoramic X-rays

    With the Vatech panoramic X-ray machine, we can capture digital images of your entire mouth. These digital X-rays use lower doses of radiation than conventional X-rays, while providing higher quality images. The Vatech allows our doctors to review the digital images on a computer screen, where they can then plan all the necessary procedures with greater ease and accuracy.

  • High-Tech Dentistry - Tru-AlignTru-Align for high-tech radiation protection

    We use the patented Tru-Align system for our intraoral X-rays. This technology uses a rectangular, (rather than circular), beam with an extremely precise aim. The result is a significant reduction in the amount of scatter radiation, which produces a high-quality image while providing our patients with the best possible protection. A better image helps us to make a more complete diagnosis of hidden dental issues that may have gone unnoticed with less advanced technology.

  • sirolaser-advanceLaser Dentistry

    The revolutionary new technology of dental lasers offer patients more comfortable and gentle alternatives to the dental drill and procedures that require cutting and suturing. We use the SIROlaser Advance and the Hoya Con Bio DeLight lasers to treat gum disease, or in cosmetic gum recontouring procedures to remove excess gum tissue. These lasers can be used for more complex dental implant surgeries as well. Dental lasers make treatments faster, more effective, speeds up healing times, and lessen the degree of post-operative discomfort.

  • IntraOralCameraClaris Intraoral Cameras

    Our doctors and hygienists will often use our Claris intraoral camera to show patients an inside view of their mouth. This device has a tiny camera on the tip of the hand piece that sends a live feed to a computer monitor screen, and from there the patient can view the inside of their mouth like never before. Intraoral cameras are especially useful for educating the patient about treatments and for visual oral exams.

  • t-scanT-scan advanced occlusal analysis

    The T-scan is a special device that measures the occlusion (bite) and determine if there are any irregularities in the way your teeth come together. The T-scan can detect areas where there are greater levels of stress. This device is very useful when our doctors are determining how a long-term restoration such as implant crowns, bridges or dentures will function with the bite and occlusion.

  • canonmark3Extraoral photos

    When planning a cosmetic case, or a restorative case, we often use extraoral photography to take pictures of your teeth, gums and mouth. These digital images can be manipulated with computer software to simulate how the procedures and treatments will look when completed. We use the Canon Mark III to take pictures of a patient’s smile before and after treatment, which provides a reference when designing your new smile and any restorative work.

  • crystal-markAir Abrasion

    When preparing a cavity for a filling, our doctors will use the CrystalAir device. Air abrasion is a method of drilling that uses air and small particles to gently blast away the tooth structure. It is anesthetic-free treatment, painless, and eliminates the negative effects of the conventional dental drill such as the uncomfortable noise, heat, smell and vibration. This method of tooth preparation is much easier on the patient, and much more effective when applying dental bonding to the tooth.

  • implant-planning-softwareGuided implant planning software

    Dr. Hoos uses advanced implant planning software to evaluate the amount of bone in your jaw, which is vital to the placement of an implant. This software increases accuracy of implant placement and reduces the amount of time a patient spends in the dental chair for the procedure.

  • surgical-guidePrecision surgical guides

    Dr. Hoos uses computer-designed surgical guides to ensure precise placement of an implant. The surgical guide fits over the patient’s other teeth and protects them during the procedure. Implants placed using a custom surgical guide are incredibly accurate in comparison to those placed with a “freehand” method.

  • High-Tech Dentistry, Gothic ArchGothic Arch Tracer – repositioning your bite with high precision

    An important part of dentistry is making sure the patient’s upper and lower jaw fit together properly. Dr. Hoos uses a device called a Gothic Arch Tracer to equal out your bite as part of your dental treatment. This includes the range of motion of the lower jaw as well as the vertical position when the teeth are closed. It is part of reproducing a natural, functional, healthy smile – whether used in fitting dentures, treating TMJ disorder, sleep apnea or even in cosmetic dentistry.

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