When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Caligiuri and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit of your dental care.
Our practice uses electric hand-pieces to enhance the precision of patient care.
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 be more comfortable for you as well; with a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr. Caligiuri chooses carefully which and when radiographs (x-rays) are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see tissues and structures 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. Caligiuri utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional film radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. Often, We are able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and securely transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a high-resoulution computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film to a light source. Digital X-rays result in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Dr. Caligiuri 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!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images are available to you, other specialists, our lab, or insurance companies.