Advanced technology can make a trip to the dentist far more comfortable and contribute to better outcomes for the patient. Patients should always explore the technology that is being used in the practice to learn about all of the options available to them.
Our dental team uses innovative technology in the following aspects of your care:
Oral disease detection – Oral diseases, like tooth decay, can be treated most conservatively and effectively when they are diagnosed early. With DIAGNOdent, specialized lasers can be used to detect tooth decay in its earliest stages. This tool is particularly useful in identifying cavities that are on hidden tooth surfaces. In some cases, the technology may even be life-saving. The VELScope system can detect oral cancer early, before it has the chance to spread and when it responds best to treatment.
Imaging – Digital x-rays expose patients to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays. Other options, like ICAT CAT scan, offer three-dimensional images that give the dentist a more lifelike view of your jaw, which can lead to more predictable treatment outcomes. Even intraoral cameras and digital photography can provide enhanced views of the teeth from a unique perspective.
Treatment planning – In addition to the imaging technology mentioned above, systems like Nobel Guide can help the practitioner prepare for a surgical procedure more effectively through a digital preview. ClinCheck 3D Treatment Planning can give you a sneak peek at the anticipated results of Invisalign treatment, while Aesthetic Imaging will let you envision the end results of a smile makeover.
Dental procedures – Technology also is an important part of performing the interventions that will help to protect your oral health and enhance your smile. Single tooth anesthesia minimizes the numbing effects on your mouth. Soft tissue lasers offer patients a minimally invasive option for gum contouring, and air abrasion allows for the removal of decayed tooth material with minimal drilling.
Patient comfort – Our practice even wants to give you a chance to enjoy media via the FlexView system, which you can see while reclining in a dental chair.
Technology matters in dentistry. Call our office to speak to a member of our knowledgeable staff to learn about the tools and techniques we use in our practice.