Digital Imaging

How Spectra Works:

Spectra uses fluorescence technology to enable reliable tooth-by-tooth detection of fissure caries and caries on smooth surfaces that are too small to be detected by an x-ray.

Special light intensities LEDs project safe high energy violet blue light onto the tooth surface.

This violet blue light stimulates metabolites of cariogenic bacteria (called porphyrins) to appear red when viewed on a monitor, while healthy enamel fluoresces green.

After capturing the image within our existing imaging software, the extent of the decay will be interpolated and indicated in two ways: 
1.  The color will either be blue, red, orange, or yellow

2.  The numerical indicator between 0 and 5.0 will be shown

No other caries detection aid can do this!

Spectra can be used during the restorative phase to make sure all caries are removed.

Spectra can detect hidden cavities between the margins of existing composite and amalgam restorations.

Spectra is FDA approved and safe for use on both adults and children.

We are proud to offer this innovative technology as part of our routine cleaning and check-up exams, ask us about the Spectra camera today!

Early decay shows up as a red color with a reading of 2.0 or greater, these spots will need a restoration placed to restore the health of the tooth.

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Elmbrook Family Dental

125 North Executive Dr. Ste 105
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005

Phone: (262) 784-7201
Fax: (262) 784-0542

Office Hours

Monday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesay: 7:00 am to 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm