When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Tucker and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Dr. Tucker utilizes CEREC technology, a cad-cam system that enables you to receive crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays in a single visit. In limited circumstances bridges can now be done using this same technology.
Dr. Tucker uses high power magnification to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification 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.
Digital Imaging (X-rays)
Dr. Tucker 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. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional dental radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better. Digital imaging offers more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Dr. Tucker 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 demonstrate to you clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums.