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Dental Technology

3D Cone Beam X-Ray

3D Cone Beam
X-Ray

When you come in for a visit, we aim to provide the best, most accurate, and most thorough diagnosis possible — and with recent breakthroughs in leading technology, we can.

One of our newest technologies, the CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), is a cutting-edge alternative to the traditional CT scan and an incredible improvement on the traditional X-ray. This machine takes 3D and digital panoramic images of your mouth, allowing us to monitor growth and diagnose problems, as well as view your entire mouth from every angle — in less than 20 seconds!

Previously, we were limited to a two-dimensional view and low resolution X-rays, which made it harder to detect problems. The CBCT has changed that, making your diagnosis more precise and more accurate than ever before.

Feel free to ask us about the technologies we use for diagnosis.

3D Cone Beam X-Ray

Digital Imaging

We use digital imaging software in our office, which allows us to take a digital picture of you and use our imaging system to predict how a particular treatment or cosmetic procedure would change the appearance of your teeth. This software is beneficial for patients who are considering cosmetic procedures but are not sure if they’re ready for dramatic changes. 

Digital imaging also allows us to document your dental case and procedures very well. We take digital images of your face, teeth, and smile to provide us with a permanent dental record and to provide visual documentation of treatment.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a great advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to gum disease to teeth whitening. The lasers we use at our practice are an alternative to the common hand-held scalpel, drills, or other tools. These lasers direct an invisible energy beam onto problem areas and allow us to treat decayed teeth, enamel, and gums efficiently.

The benefit of laser dentistry is that they minimize the pain most often associated with dental procedures, meaning more comfort to our patients. Clinical studies show that approximately 96% of all patients having a filling done require no anesthesia when lasers are being used. Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.

Soft tissue lasers are used to safely remove soft tissue, such as excess gum tissue. The soft tissue laser can also be employed to destroy bacteria in gum pockets, decreasing infection and allowing the tissue to return to a healthy state. The soft tissue laser is used most often by our laser-certified hygienists to help them treat periodontal disease.

Hard tissue lasers are used to remove old fillings, repair cavities, and prepare teeth for fillings and bonding. We also use this laser on soft tissue to contour gums for better esthetics, as well as treat gum disease, decrease mouth sore pain, and remove lesions. This is a great way to improve your dental health.

Providing the absolute best service to our patients is of the highest importance to our office. To aid in achieving this goal, we use a new high-tech device called the DIAGNOdent. This small tool is a portable laser that allows us to detect cavities on the chewing surface of the back teeth that would have otherwise gone undetected by previous methods.

Diagnosing cavities in the back of the mouth using traditional methods is difficult; studies even show that 50% of cavities are left undetected in these areas. However, the new DIAGNOdent enables us to locate and treat these cavities early, putting a stop to further decay. The laser is easy to use, harmless, and will alert us with an audible signal if it detects a cavity. By using this device, you can rest assured that cavities will be accurately detected and treated in their infancy.

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