When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Lucero and staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses high power, precision optical loops.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using optical loops enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the loops direct a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Patient comfort is an essential part of providing the best possible care. We use ultrasonic cleaning equipment to ensure the you get the best possible cleaning with efficient and innovative technology that enhance your experience. The ultrasonic scaler has proven benefits of quickly and effectively removing even the most tenacious calculus while keeping you as comfortable as possible.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Dr. Lucero 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. Dr. Lucero 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.
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. Lucero 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 can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
We use transillumination technology to detect cavities and cracks in your teeth. This small wand hugs your tooth and bathes it in safe, near-infrared light . This cavity detector allows us to see through the tooth exposing it’s structure and the cavity structure with extremely high accuracy. When used together with digital x-rays you get an extremely thourough exam.