Spectra is a noninvasive caries detection aid that helps eliminate the guesswork in detecting and diagnosing tooth decay. It is the only caries detector that uses fluorescence technology to visualize and discover cavities earlier than traditional methods. Our Grand Haven dentists use Spectra to treat cavities earlier than ever before.
Our preventative dentists use Spectra and the latest dental technology so you always have access to quality dental care. The sooner we’re able to detect a cavity, the sooner we’ll be able to protect your oral health. Preventing tooth decay in its early stages can also help you save money that would have otherwise been spent on dental crowns and other restorative dentistry.
When a cavity is caught early, it can usually be treated with a simple dental filling. If tooth decay is allowed to progress, however, the tooth can become infected. At that point, your only options are a root canal or tooth extraction. Spectra allows us to catch cavities before they impact your overall health.
Spectra identifies bacteria on the surfaces of your teeth. After we take a photo image of your tooth, we’re able to display it on the screen so you can see for yourself. This precise system allows us to ensure the cavity has been completely neutralized while giving you insight into your own oral health.
Spectra not only helps us detect cavities earlier, but lets us know if we removed all the decayed tooth matter after a procedure. Green areas indicate healthy tooth enamel while red areas indicate decay.
At Grand Haven Smiles, we’re happy to explain our available dental technology at your dental exam in order to help you make the best choice for your teeth. To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Haven, MI dentists, give our office a call at (616) 209-4704.
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