Our Highlands Ranch Dentists, Dr. Parsons and Dr. DeLapp believe in providing you with the latest products, techniques, and services. Continuing with this belief, our Highlands Ranch Dentist have invested in CariVu caries detection system.
What is the CariVu caries detection system?
This intraoral camera transillumates (or light) tooth structure without the use of radiation. Through this process of transillumination our Highland Ranch Dentists can visualize caries or cavities at a much earlier stage. Previously our doctors diagnosed caries through radiographic, clinical examination, and evaluation of your mouth. Through the use of the CariVu camera along with our dentist’s examination, x-ray interpretation, and evaluation, cavities can be detected much earlier allowing our Highlands Ranch Dentists to restore your smile in a minimally invasive manner.
How is this a benefit to our Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Centennial, Parker, and Castle Pines patients?
Because bacteria and cavity lesions can be detected much earlier, our dentists remove less tooth structure and preserve more of your natural tooth. The CariVu allows our Highlands Ranch Dentist to visualize the exact location of the cavity as well as the size and depth of the cavity.
Do I still need to have x-rays periodically at my dental appointments?
YES! Dental radiographs help diagnose infections of your tooth, the quality of bone around your teeth, periodontal disease, as well as the surrounding structures of the teeth. The x-rays or radiographs will also aid in the diagnosis of cavities or caries present in your mouth. This is still the standard of care set forth by the American Dental Association.
Want to see more? Check out a video about the CariVu system here.
We are proud that our doctors continue to invest in your health by staying on top of technology and education. To schedule an appointment with our Highlands Ranch Dental Office serving patients in Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Centennial, Castle Pines, and Parker please call 303-694-9740 today!