Dental Office Technology
We are proud to offer the safest and highest quality of care to our patients. Within the last several years there have been many advances in dental technology that allow us to treat our patients more comfortably and efficiently. Our goal is to give the best, individualized care to each of our patients that we possibly can, so we are constantly adding new dental equipment and technology such as:
Safe. Efficient. State-of-the-Art.
Digital X-ray technology provides an instant diagnostic image displayed on a computer screen allowing our patients to see their dental condition for themselves. Digital X-rays reduce a patient’s exposure to radiation by over 80% when compared to a traditional dental X-ray. This method of diagnosis is also better for the environment since chemicals are not used in digital imagining. It’s a wonderful tool for helping patients fully understand their treatment options.
DIAGNOdent – Cavity Detecting Laser
Accurate. Reliable. Conservative.
The DIAGNOdent laser is a simple, fast, and comfortable way to check a patient’s teeth for dental decay. Cavities can hide in the little pits and grooves and traditionally were only found mechanically with the dental explorer. But this method of cavity detection is not accurate enough, which is why our practice invested in the DIAGNOdent technology.
Proven to be over 90% accurate, the DIAGNOdent allows us to detect cavities in the earliest stage when treatment will be most conservative. The necessary fillings are typically smaller and preserve more of the tooth structure when decay is found early. This type of treatment is consistent with our philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry.
Crowns in a Day!
CEREC is a computer-aided design system that gives you custom-made crowns and onlays faster and far more conveniently. With this technology, we are able to make your restoration here in our office while you wait! The process starts by taking digital images of your teeth and bite. From these, we create a digital model of your mouth and design your custom-fitting restoration. After verifying a precise fit and perfect color match, we permanently cement your new tooth. This results in the strongest, most esthetic ceramic restoration available today. With CEREC, there are no more messy impressions, no temporary crowns, no return visits…and no extra cost to you!
While this technology is amazing, it is not suitable for every tooth. In some cases, metal or porcelain fused to metal crowns are recommended over ceramic. If we choose this option, your case will be sent to the best dental laboratory in the area to ensure a perfect result.
Seeing Is Believing!
Have you ever wondered what that cracked tooth looks like? Or how your dentist can see a cavity that doesn’t even hurt you? With a simple photograph patients are able to see a sharp, clear image on our computer screen. Intraoral cameras help connect patients to their dental health and allow us to explain your dental condition and diagnosis.