Great dentistry begins with having the right education and obtaining real-world clinical experience. However, that’s not the only way we expand our dental knowledge. Just like any other medical field, dentistry is always changing for the better. That means we need to stay ahead of the latest advancements in the field in order to provide the highest standard of care possible. As you’ll read below, we’ve incorporated many forms of dental technology into our office that make your experience all the more enjoyable, engaging, and convenient.
X-rays of the past not only took long periods of time to develop in darkrooms, but they also used harmful chemicals and unnecessary levels of radiation just to develop detailed images of the mouth. In modern days, dental practices use digital technology to capture diagnostic X-rays of the teeth and jawbone. Not only does this make the process much quicker but we also reduce radiation exposure by over 85% along the way!
When you’re better able to stay engaged during dental examinations, you’re able to have a better dental experience overall. We’re happy to help patients understand their oral structures and what’s happening inside their mouth. To do this, we use an intraoral camera, a device that is small enough to fit inside the mouth comfortably and capture high-resolution images of your teeth, gums, and other essential areas. These images are then displayed on a nearby monitor, making it easier for our dentists to break down the condition of your mouth and explain why certain treatments are recommended.
Every smile is unique, which means the services we provide need to be unique as well. Whether you need a dental crown, clear aligner, or protective mouthguard, we always make sure they fit comfortably and precisely. In order to lower the chances of human error, our office will make use of dedicated digital impression technology. Rather than asking patients to bite into gray putty material, our dentists use a handheld scanner which takes hundreds of digital photos and sends them to a software to create a 3D image. These images can then be used to create a future restoration or oral appliance.