23 Feb State-of-the-Art Technology to Enhance Patient Care
Like other healthcare providers, our dentist practice utilizes state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat a number of conditions that affect the teeth, gums, and mouth. Advanced technology allows our team to diagnose and treat conditions in their earliest stages when patients receive routine checkups and cleanings. Early diagnosis and treatment typically allows our dentist to treat conditions as conservatively and minimally invasive as possible. Some of our technology includes digital radiography, laser-assisted cavity detection, intraoral cameras, and iTero Digital Scanners.
Digital radiography eliminates the need for radiographic film. Instead, a sensor on the X-ray machine will relay images in digital format to a high-resolution computer monitor. Once the images are uploaded to the monitor, our team can zoom in and out with ease. This makes for precise and accurate diagnoses as well as a great tool for explaining conditions and treatment to patients.
Laser-Assisted Cavity Detection
When cavities are detected early on, the restorations used to fill in dental caries are typically smaller. The smaller the restoration, the more tooth structure can be retained. Diagnodent is a laser-assisted cavity detection device that utilizes light waves to evaluate the density of teeth and therefore detect tooth decay in its earliest stages.
Similar to digital radiography, intraoral images are uploaded in digital format to high-resolution monitors. This camera is useful for studying the health of soft oral tissue, especially in hard-to-see areas of the oral cavity. Essentially, an intraoral camera gives our team (and our patients) a detailed tour of the entire mouth.
iTero Digital Scanners
iTero digital scanners allow our team to take impressions of one’s mouth for crowns and bridges without the traditional putty material associated with dental molds. Digital scanning improves patient comfort and reduces the time spent preparing impressions. Using a handheld wand, the iTero scanner produces accurate and precise images for custom restorations.
We are proud to offer residents of our community the latest technology. Call our practice today to ask questions or reserve a cleaning or checkup.