New Technology

Eola Dental Offers State of the Art Options for Your Dental Care

 

CariVu

Identifying dental problems before they become more invasive and expensive is the best course of action. We know that our patients care about their oral health and that is why we are now using the latest in carries (cavity) detection technology.

This innovative imaging technology works by surrounding the tooth with near-infrared light. The trans-illumination allows enamel to appear transparent while porous areas absorb the light. This breakthrough in imaging allows our clinicians to see through the tooth, so that a clear, accurate carries diagnosis can be made.

CariVu imaging along with necessary traditional x-rays is key to helping you maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. In addition, it is comfortable, safe and great alternative for pregnant women and young children.

iTero® Digital Scanner 

Dr. Patel and his team want our patients to have a higher level of comfort when visiting our office. Because many people have a strong gag reflex and have difficulty with impression trays and material, Eola Dental has acquired the iTero® digital scanner. This state-of-the-art scanner can be used in place of traditional impression material for the fabrication of occlusal guards (which are used to treat clenching and grinding), crowns, bridges and also to help monitor a patient’s bite (occlusion) for wear patterns. Our patients seem to really love the ease and convenience that digital scanning offers. The iTero also helps reduce our carbon footprint since there is reduced need for impression material resulting in less waste to be discarded. Eola Dental is always looking for new, proven ways to help our environment and our patient’s comfort.

Amalgam Separator

Dr. Patel as always been a proponent of using tooth-colored fillings as opposed to amalgam (silver fillings which contain mercury) for a variety of reasons including environmental and health concerns. On occasion, Dr. Patel may have to remove silver fillings that have been placed previously from another dental office before he places a new restoration. To help protect our environment and to keep compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s  regulation, our office has installed an amalgam separator. The separator is designed to help reduce the amount of amalgam that is released into wastewater and subsequently will help to reduce additional negative impact on our environment.  

The iTero and the amalgam separator are just some of the ways Dr. Patel and his team are trying to achieve a more environmentally conscious approach to dentistry.  Using digital x-rays as opposed to film, reducing our office’s need for paper and conscientious recycling, are just some of the ways Eola Dental is helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

Contact our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Patel and his team.


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