- Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
- The Intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.
- Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal utilizing a specific electrical hand piece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.
- Our treatment planning process for implants now includes CT scans. A dental cone beam CT scan is different from a medical CT scan in that it shows dental structures much more clearly and exposes patients to a fraction of the radiation. A mobile van comes to our office to take scans on our patients as needed. With the scan, implant placement can be planned three-dimensionally. This assures that all important structures, such as sinuses, nerves, and blood vessels are avoided during implant placement. It also allows for optimal planning of implant placement in regards to the esthetics and function of the final restorations (crowns, bridges, or dentures).