Intra Oral Camera
First introduced in 1989, IntraOral Cameras (IOCs) are now used by over 80,000 dental offices in North America today. They have been instrumental in building patients’ trust through visual communication. While other digital SLR cameras are useful, IOCs are best used chairside to show the patient a clear picture of the inside of their mouth, allowing the dentist to consult them on various treatment options, and save the images directly to a patient’s file.
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Dr. Anthony Fratantonio uses high quality magnification devices known as "Surgical Telescopes" when treating patients which allows for optimal intraoral vision. To learn more about the power of superior magnification please click here to learn more and read an article featured in the September 2010 issue of DentalTown or visit for more information, visit www.designsforvision.com.
Dr. Fratantonio has the latest technology in digital radiography (digital x-ray) with the Schick 33 by Sirona used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.
Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Read More...
Advanced Carries Detection using SOPRO
Dr. Fratantonio is a dentist in Hudson, Ohio proud to use SOPROLIFE for advanced carries detection when treating his patients. SOPROLIFE was introduced by SOPRO - ACTEON Group as a new imaging fluorescence device aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of caries.
The auto fluorescence technology in SOPROLIFE allows Dr. Fratantonio to detect occlusal or interproximal decay, even in its earliest stages, which can often be missed by the eyes or by x-rays.
For more information on SOPROLIFE Advanced Carries Detection please visit www.soprolife.com
At our facility we use LED hand piece's, these are dental drills with LED lights to aid in visibility. Read More...
A pearly-white smile is beautiful to look at and can greatly improve self-confidence. Many people are opting for the Zoom!® Chairside Whitening System (Zoom!®) for fast, safe and effective teeth whitening. Zoom!® combines the newest advances in dental technology with proven chemical formulas. This ensures that the bleaching experience is painless, and the results are satisfying.
There are many reasons why teeth become stained or discolored, including tobacco use, and drinking dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, tea and cola. However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and graying.
LUMINEERS® Porcelain Veneers
Hudson, OH cosmetic dentist Dr. Anthony Fratantonio is proud to offer LUMINEERS® as an excellent option for people who are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their teeth. These ultra-thin porcelain slips fit perfectly over the teeth making them look cosmetically perfect, white and completely beautiful. An off-white or crooked smile can cause serious confidence problems. LUMINEERS® are a fantastic alternative for patients wanting a beautiful smile without surgery, harsh chemicals or painful treatments.
For LUMINEERS® to be applied, the underlying teeth, bone and gums must be healthy. Patients with gum disease or tooth decay must be treated prior to LUMINEERS® placement. Unlike dental veneers, LUMINEERS® can be left in place for over 20 years or removed upon request to expose the intact original teeth. LUMINEERS® can be fitted in just two appointments, and instantly add pizzazz to the smile. Read More...
Metal Free Restorations
A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is a metal free restoartion technique used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile. Read More...
Paperless Charting & Electronic Claim Submission
In our office we offer paperless charting meaning we have replaced all paper records and paper forms with digital records and electronic communication for claim submission. Going paperless has allowed us to reduce office costs and clutter and improving efficiency to better serve our patients.