When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Drs. Sarles and Puffer and the 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.
Digital Scanning and Impressions
Say goodbye to the goop! At Prior Lake Dental we now offer the latest in Digital Impressions with our Trios Scanner by 3Shape. With an intra-oral scanner we are able to communicate more precisely and efficiently with our local dental labs while creating a more comfortable and exciting patient experience.
Drs. Sarles and Puffer choose carefully when and which radiographs are taken, paying close attention the the current ADA recommendations. 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 pathology, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are critial when diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Sarles and Puffer utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, radiation exposure to the patient can be reduced by up to 90 percent when compared to traditional radiographs.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
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.
Drs. Sarles and Puffer 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.