Our Technologies, Dentist Serving Summit NJ
Our office is equipped with extraordinary state-of-the-art equipment. Dental Town magazine in a recent article identified 50 of dentistry’s greatest “game changers” most of which were technologies. We currently have 46 out of 50. The dental industry is forever advancing; treatment materials continue to get better and most importantly the technologies that allow us to provide your treatment keep on improving. These improvements allow us to deliver world-class dentistry that is completed more efficiently and with added comfort.
Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that is being used by Dr. Romano to remove tooth decay and for other applications. A fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth to spray away decay. The particles of decay are then “suctioned” away. Air abrasion offers reductions in noise, heat, vibration and sensitivity with many patients requiring little or no anesthesia.
ARESTIN® is a locally administered antibiotic that is used along with deep cleaning. (scaling) It kills the bacteria that scaling can’t reach. This delays the bacteria from returning as your gums heal.
We use ZOOM! in-office whitening that can make your teeth up to eight shades lighter in only one hour of treatment. Visit http://www.zoomnow.com for more information.
CariFree is an early detection and treatment system for dental decay. It is a breakthrough treatment for prevention and management of dental decay. Visit http://carifree.com for more information.
Chairside Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEREC technology can provide you with any number of porcelain restorations in minutes and reduces patient time spent in the dentist chair.
Currently patients who have fillings made of metal or other harsh material often feel uncomfortable smiling because the filling doesn’t match the color of the rest of their teeth. CEREC provides patients with the option of having your next dental restoration permanently corrected in just one visit to the dentist.
DIAGNOdent is a diagnostic laser that locates cavities and microscopic lesions to identify early-stage decay. http://www.kavo.com/Default.aspx?navid=552872&oid=009&lid=Us.
Digital Radiographs (X-Rays) enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, and determine if you have gum disease. We also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage if trauma occurs. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50% less compared to traditional radiographs and are visible on screen almost instantaneously.
DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, inter-proximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.
Intra oral Photograph
The intra-oral camera allows the patient to see what I see during my examination. The tiny camera takes detailed photos of the teeth and gums, highlighting decay, cavities, receding gum lines, and other issues and projecting these images onto a computer screen. The images allow patients to make informed decisions about their dental health
Laser Dentistry helps us to make our treatments and procedures even more precise and effective. Lasers are used in conjunction to root planing and scaling so the removal of plaque and calculus is more effective. We also try to use Lasers as much as possible in conjunction with restorative treatments, it helps to clean the tooth area effectively and make procedures more precise.
Oral Dna Testing
Studies show that periodontal infection is related to systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes & some forms of cancer. Dr. Romano is now performing Oral DNA testing which helps detect the bacterial causes and genetic trait of each individual patient. Since each patient and each periodontal infection is different, with the OralDNA test we know exactly which antibiotics will work best for each patient. There are two tests we can do. Both are done in our office and are quick, non-invasive, and painless. The first, MyPerioPath, identifies which of thirteen commonly associated bacteria are causing your infection and how numerous they are; many times, more than one bacterial presence is to blame. The second test, MyPerioID, uses genetic markers to determine if you are more susceptible than most people to gum tissue infections.
Every year we learn more about the connection between oral health and whole-body health and oral disease causing systemic disease. By knowing what bacteria are in your mouth and being aware of your proclivity towards disease, we can help you to be as healthy as you can be.
Sirona 3 D Cone Beam
From patient presentation to placement of the final restorations, all GALILEOS hardware and software has been designed to seamlessly interact, communicate, and share data with other Sirona dental systems and applications, including CEREC®.
This ensures that your treatment plan workflow—as well as the entire procedural process from patient presentation to final restorative placement—is completed smoothly and efficiently.
The VELscope is a revolutionary tool that enhances the way we examine and screen for tissue abnormalities, potentially leading to earlier discovery of oral cancer. Dr. Romano is proud to be one of the few dentists in the United States to utilize this new technology. View VELscope video.
Zeiss Surgical Microscope
Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
Only a hand full of Dentists care enough to invest in microscope-enhanced treatment using the Zeiss Pico surgical operating room microscope. This unique instrument allows for unprecedented magnification and capture of detail during dental procedures.
This is another example of the forward-looking philosophy and dedication to contemporary dentistry that separates Dr. Romano from the rest. Outstanding optics reveal even the smallest structure with amazing clarity and razor-sharp definition. – seeing really is believing.