What Are Loupes and Why Do They Make a Difference?

| December 7, 2016

dental loupesAt Grandview Dental, we recognize the importance of utilizing the best technology available to provide superior care to our patients. We believe in giving you an excellent experience with the most up-to-date resources. That’s why our practice is committed to using dental loupes.

What are Dental Loupes?

Dental loupes are the magnifying glasses that your dentist wears when examining your teeth. This allows us to have a full and expanded view of your mouth during your visit. Loupes are beneficial because they provide an enhanced view of your teeth and also because they help alleviate eye and back strain for dentists, so their technique is never compromised.

We at Grandview Dental Care believe in Loupes so much that all of our doctors and even our hygienists wear loupes! It’s one of the many ways we deliver top-notch dentistry to our patients.

How Dental Loupes Work

Dental Loupes provide approximately 2-8x greater magnification than the human eye alone. Studies have shown this is the ideal range that allows clinicians to efficiently practice without distorting the image in focus. This dental microscope allows for optimized visualization so nothing is missed or overlooked.

Loupes are accompanied by high-quality lights that provide us with the very best view possible for precise work. This illumination and magnification aides in detecting plaque build up, tiny fractures, and pockets in the gums that potentially could lead to periodontal disease.

Loupes help us reach an accurate diagnosis and best advise you on the proper treatment options for your specific dental needs. We value preventive care and by utilizing loupes, we are able to identify issues before they become a serious problem.

Benefits of Dental Loupes

So, just what makes dental loupes so special? The most obvious benefit of loupes is that they provide an enhanced and magnified view of the mouth. This ensures that your dentist can be as efficient, detailed and accurate as possible. Loupes allow our dentists to be able to precisely complete examinations, provide fillings, or perform procedures with an unparalleled level of accuracy and competency.

On a cosmetic level, loupes help our team to best match filling colors for tooth restorations to the most natural match. With loupes, we can carefully reconstruct and sculpt repairs so that the result is as close to perfection as possible.

As it turns out, dental loupes are great for you and great for us as dental professionals, as well. Because of loupes, our dentists are able to remain in an upright, seated position during examination so they don’t strain or over-extend their back. Because our team is able to maintain proper posture and back support, they are able to better meet your needs in an effective and efficient way.

Loupes are a win-win for everyone and at Grandview Dental, we are proud to offer you quality care with the best technology. To learn more about our technology and the services we offer, contact our office and schedule your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!