Advanced Technology

Precision Dentistry

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Drs. Waheed and Ramirez and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.

Our practice uses high power magnification to enhance the precision of patient care.

Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using high power magnification 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 magnification loops direct a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.

Painless Anesthesia

At our office we offer the unique anesthetic delivery system known as “The Wand”. This computerized device takes the place of the syringe that we all grew up with, and allows a more comfortable experience. Single tooth anesthesia is a technique only possible with “The Wand”; your lower jaw doesn’t need to be numb for 3 hours anymore, so you can have lunch or a meeting following dental work.

Electric Handpieces

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 (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.

Intraoral Camera

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. Waheed and Ramirez utilize intraoral camera technology that enhances 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!
Our patients tell us that being able to see their teeth magnified on a large screen really helps them understand their dental condition
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 at any time.

Digital Imaging

Drs. Waheed and Ramirez choose 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 minimal. Drs. Waheed and Ramirez utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. The exposure time for digital imaging is about 50% less when compared to traditional radiographs. 

Additionally digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-Rays:

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a large computer monitor, instead of holding up a small film as we used to up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.