Technology

Philadelphia Dentist

Our state-of-the-art technologies ensure accuracy, efficiency, and comfort. Our dental equipment is safe, effective, and well-maintained. Some of our dental technologies include those listed below:

Digital X-Rays

Our advanced digital x-rays magnify and enhance your teeth for better diagnosis and treatment. This technology allows us to take images of your teeth and display them on a computer screen quickly and easily.

With digital x-rays, we can view your teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy.  These images provide the information we need to plan your dental treatment.

Digital x-rays require much less radiation than traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays are a safe and effective dental technology.

Intra-oral Camera

The intra-oral camera is about the size and shape of a pen. It is used to record images of your teeth, gums, mouth, and tongue from inside your mouth. Due to its small size and sleek design, it is comfortable, easy to use, and able to view a wide range of angles. The intra-oral camera is a safe and effective tool that can be used with patients of every age.

The intra-oral camera is a highly valuable resource for both diagnosis and treatment planning. Each time we use the intra-oral camera, a new disposable cover is employed. This ensures your health and safety at all times. After your exam, images captured by the intra-oral camera may be digitally stored, printed out, or deleted.

Soft Tissue Lasers

With soft tissue lasers at our disposal, Dr. Tau can provide precise high-quality treatments that are relatively pain-free, less invasive, and useful for a wide variety of dental treatments.

A laser is essentially a tiny beam of highly concentrated light. This beam can be used to provide pinpoint accuracy in treatments. Because the laser sterilizes the tissues and seals off blood vessels as it is used, the chance of infection or bleeding following laser treatment is minimal. The soft tissue laser is minimally-invasive, but highly effective.

With the highly versatile soft tissue laser, Dr. Tau can seal nerve endings and blood vessels and treat soft tissues simultaneously. This creates less stress on the gums, which significantly reduces both swelling and bleeding. Moreover, by using the soft tissue laser, Dr. Tau minimizes patients’ discomfort both during and after the treatment and even lessens their recovery time.

Dr. Tau uses soft tissue laser technology to provide our patients with precise dental care with a comfortable dental experience.

iTero® Intra-Oral Scanner

What is the secret to making a great impression? We use our iTero® intra-oral digital scanner to ensure that the impressions we take are accurate, efficient, and comfortable every time.

Impressions are necessary for the fabrication of dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Our hand-held intra-oral scanner takes 3-dimensional digital video impressions with proven accuracy. Even the most challenging cases can be accurately scanned with our intra-oral scanner.

Another benefit to you is reduced time. When we send precise digital scans to our lab, your restorations require less preparation work and can be fabricated more quickly. This means you can have your restoration placed and be enjoying the results sooner than with traditional impression methods.

In the past, you may have experienced dental trays that filled with a soft substance that hardened into an impression of your mouth and teeth. With the intra-oral scanner’s small hand-held wand, we can take accurate digital impressions quickly and easily, without tripping your gag reflex.

Even more, as we complete your scan, you will be able to view the impression on the monitor along with us. This allows you to see more precisely why we have recommended restoration for your oral health needs.

We look forward to seeing you again at your next appointment with us. We love to make a great impression. Click here to learn more about iTero®.

The Canary System

The Canary System is a low-power, pulsating laser that uses infrared sensors to detect subtle changes in heat and light (less than 1 degree Celsius) to examine for the presence of tooth demineralization (structural breakdown) and early dental decay. It can find decay in areas that are undetectable to the eye, up to 5mm below the tooth surface, and in areas that are difficult to detect with dental x-rays.

Prevention, healing and early detection … A better way to practice dentistry! Click here to learn more about The Canary System.

Rotary Endodontics Handpiece

A rotary endodontics handpiece is a tool designed to be used in root canal therapy. By using this handpiece, we can complete the treatment gently and efficiently. This allows you to have a quicker and more comfortable treatment experience.

Identafi 3000

This handheld scope uses 3 different wavelengths of light to scan the tissues in your mouth. This light creates distinct visual patterns on health and unhealthy tissues through natural fluorescence and reflectance. With this screening light, we can more accurately discover potential oral cancers in early, highly treatable stages.

Sterilization Center

Our central unit cleans, sterilizes, and stores our instruments in the most efficient and hygienic manner possible.

Digital Imaging and Computer Smile Simulation

After we take a picture of your current smile, we do several calculations on the computer concerning the balance and symmetry of your face to design the best smile possible. Then we let the computer do its magic, and in minutes, we have an excellent simulation of what your new smile will look like.

Digital Camera

For excellent “before” and “after” photos to show off your new look.

Digital Shade Matching

Allows the laboratory to digitally match the color of your tooth.

Televisions and DirecTV in all treatment rooms

Make the time fly by in a relaxing and engaging manner. Choose from television and DirecTV.

Dental Magnification Loops

These high-tech glasses enable Dr. Tau to perform his work more precisely.

Apex Locator

We use this instrument to help us locate the tip of your tooth during a root canal

Paperless office and chair-side computers

We eliminate the time you once spent waiting while we wrote on paper charts.

Computerized Intra-Office Communication System

Aids in the efficiency of your care.

Laser Scanner

Laser light is beamed beneath the hard enamel layer and reflected to a handheld device. This makes it possible to measure the decay lurking below the tooth enamel.