For Dr. James Stewart, a dentist in Livonia, Michigan, staying on the cutting edge of technology helps him provide his patients with the highest quality dental care.
For diagnostic precision and patient comfort, Dr. Stewart uses DIAGNOdent during dental checkups. This advanced technology allows Dr. Stewart to detect tooth decay by passing a “wand” over the teeth. A laser in the wand’s tip scans the teeth and delivers information to a main computer, which then reports any tooth decay or demineralization (the early phase of tooth decay). A digital readout is printed to show the extent and exact areas of the decay, helping Dr. Stewart target and treat the condition more precisely and effectively.
Digital photography has come a long way in the past decade, and intraoral cameras are a reflection of this. These cameras allow Dr. Stewart to take a picture of your teeth and then zoom in digitally to see the fine details that can’t be seen by the naked eye. These pictures are a fantastic learning aid and are immensely helpful for patients considering cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Stewart can focus on one specific area and, thanks to digital imaging, show you the anticipated result of your smile makeover.
If you’ve ever been in Dr. Stewart’s dental chair, you’ve probably wondered why he wears funny-looking glasses while he works on your teeth. These glasses are actually surgical telescopes, and they allow Dr. Stewart to see and evaluate intricate details of your teeth, gums, and oral cavity while he works. Magnification also gives Dr. Stewart the ability to make tiny, but crucial, adjustments to procedures, which can result in better and more comprehensive dental care for you.
To see all of this technology in action, call Dr. Stewart’s dental office at (734) 425-4400 to schedule an appointment.