When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Ira Kotch and Dr. Russell Kotch and their Staff use the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. Choose one of the topics below to find out more about that advanced dental technology and how to use it at Kotch Dental.
Smooth, Precise Hand Drills
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, such as dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or tooth fillings. This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch carefully choose which and when radiographs are taken. There are many professional guidelines that we follow. Radiographs are the images that results following exposure to x-rays that are targeted on the area of treatment in the medical field. These diagnostic images 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
- Examine the roots and nerves of teeth
- Diagnose lesions, such as cysts or tumors
- Assess damage when dental trauma occurs.
In short, dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining your dental health. Exposure times for dental radiographs are kept as minimal as possible.
Advantages of Digital Diagnostics
To keep x-ray exposure to the lowest levels possible for effective diagnostic imaging, Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch use 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.
Other advantages of digital imaging include:
- Enables Kotch Dental to store patient images electronically, which allows us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
- More precise image resolution and enhanced diagnostic capabilities, as we view the image on a computer monitor instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.
- Digital images hold up better over time and make better copies consistently than do printed images or films.
- Digital radiographs result in 1/6th the X-rays radiation exposure to you.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with electronic devices and interactions: computers, TV screens, and cell phones are their primary method of information retrieval and processing. Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch use intraoral camera technology to enhance your understanding of your dental diagnosis.
An intraoral camera is a very small camera — in some cases, just a few millimeters long. This camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, to allow Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. Better images from this camera can result in a faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also provide digital images and videos, which enable Kotch Dental to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, lab, or insurance companies.
Microscopes For Precision Dentistry
Our practice uses high-power microscopes to enhance the precision of our patient care.
For many years, dentists have been wearing magnification glasses when they examine and treat their patients. Dr. Ira Kotch and Dr. Russell Kotch now perform dental procedures using surgical microscopes, which are specially designed to focus color-corrected light and magnify every detail to the dental treatment area.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a microscope that is similar to one that 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. The microscope gives Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch increased precision in many ways and improves efficiency level and productivity. As an added benefit to the patient. Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch can better diagnose problems early and more treatment can be provided in fewer visits.
Microscopic enhanced dentistry allows Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch to conserve healthy tooth structure and repair only what is absolutely necessary while making it invisible to the naked eye. They can see exactly when all decay has been removed. This level of precision can only be accomplished when you can magnify 16+ times in 3D.
The microscopes that Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotchuse are equipped with an HDMI video camera, which give patients the opportunity to view magnified images of their teeth. This not only improves the quality of dentistry but also improves the efficiency of treatment. In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch use the latest in laser technology to provide excellent results. This translates to faster and better healing than with traditional techniques! The laser can be used in a variety of dental procedures. Ask Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch if laser-assisted treatment is right for you! Pembroke Pines Office Phone Number 954-437-4443