When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Kachele & Associates and staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using 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.
CT Cone Beam Digital Imaging – Carestream 8100 3D
Dr. Kachele & Associates choose 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. Kachele & Associates utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 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.
The power of 3D, without the complexity-High resolution, low radiation
By using cone beam CT technology, the CS 8100 3D produces a significantly lower radiation dose than the average CT system—making it a safe choice for patients. In addition, the unit’s four selectable fields of view and fast scanning mode confine radiation to the area of interest and reduce length of exposure for further safety. At the same time, the system delivers ultra-high resolution images at 75μm to ensure you have all the details you need to make an accurate and confident diagnosis—particularly for endodontic procedures.
From traditional panoramic exams to endodontics, implant planning, and oral surgery applications, the CS 8100 3D is capable of much more than the average 3D unit.
- Award-winning 2D technology for superb panoramic images in seconds
- 2D and 3D images complement each other and enhance diagnostic abilities
- Accurate 3D representations ensure accurate diagnoses
The CS 8100 3D uses dental 3D technology to limit radiation dose and ensure safer exams.
- Confine radiation to area of interest with flexible fields of view
- Control size, resolution, and dose for each exam
- Adherence to the ALARA Principle helps you keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable
- Dental 3D technology reduces exposure significantly more than conventional CT systems
Precision from All Angles
The CS 8100 3D is designed for accuracy, with a high-frequency X-ray generator, 4T CMOS sensor, and vibration-free motion system working together to ensure smooth image capture.
- Delivers sharp, contrasted images with resolution up to 75 μm
- 3D images offer more accurate views of patients’ dental anatomies
- View the area of interest from every angle, with one-to-one accuracy
- 3D images eliminates overlap and distortion
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Measuring Dental Implant Loading
Obtaining the exact implant stability measures using the MEGA ISQ is a completely non-invasive procedure. It can normally be performed in a few seconds. Experience shows that patients find it both comfortable and reassuring.
More and more patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible care is essential. DIAGNOdent aids in the detection of caries. Even very small lesions and incipient caries can be detected, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth substance.
Detecting the invisible
If you cannot detect the disease, how can you treat it?
Dentists often experience anxiety when attempting to diagnose the phenomenon known as hidden caries. A suspicious-looking tooth presents a treatment dilemma for dentists. Should the tooth be opened up? What if no caries is found? Should the tooth just be watched, or does that give caries more time to destroy the tooth’s surface?
A changing caries model: due to fluoridation, caries have gone “underground”. While helping to improve the oral health of many Americans, fluoridation has resulted in harder tooth enamel. Incipient caries lesions that once began on the tooth’s surface have now migrated below the surface.
Proven clinical results: Treatment decisions require a higher degree of certainty. The DIAGNOdent laser caries detection aid removes the doubt from treatment decisions regarding hidden caries or questionable stained grooves. The device’s ability to see into occlusal pits and fissures enables dentists to treat sub-surface caries lesions with confidence.
Benefits to you and your patients
· Permits use of minimally invasive treatments without unnecessary preparation – ideal adjunct to air abrasion and micro rotary instruments.
· For the first time, allows the quantification of caries activity over time with a precise and reliable measurement.
· Reproducible results permit checking, stabilization and documentation of caries.
· Ideal device for the hygienist to detect suspicious areas needing further examination.
· Is conservative by avoiding “exploratory” excavation of suspect teeth.
· Extremely accurate diagnostic aid. Proven to be over 90% accurate.
· Early detection of pathological changes that are undiagnosed by conventional examination methods (e.g. initial lesions, demineralization and changes in the enamel, fissure caries).
· No scratching probe: simple, fast and painless examination.
· Increases operator and patient confidence about treatment decisions due to accurate visual and acoustic representation of measured values.
· No x-ray exposure.
· High level of patient acceptance and satisfaction.
Logicon caries detector™ software is a unique and clinically proven* tool that assists in the daily task of diagnosing
radiographs for interproximal caries on permanent teeth. It will help you to detect and treat caries at an early stage, enabling minimally invasive treatments.
Diagnose More Caries with Confidence
Logicon software extracts image features and correlates them with a database of known caries problems. In doing so, the software automatically highlights possible abnormalities on digital dental radiographs, signaling the dentist to take a closer
look at the tooth and surface involved.
How It Works
Logicon software uses detection algorithms based on laboratory data produced in association with a leading school of dentistry. It automatically outlines potential lesion on tooth image, and graphically presents change in tooth density and lesion probability.
90% Success Rate
A clinical study shows that Logicon software enabled dentists to find 20% more cases of caries penetrating into the dentin of the tooth in permanent teeth than they were able to find without this software. With a success rate of 90%, Logicon caries detection.
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. Kachele & Associates 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.