Dental Information

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Office Technology

Laser Cavity Detector

Because some cavities cannot be seen with the naked eye, we use a laser cavity detector to look for decay deep within the tooth. With this technology, we can also discover beginning decay that is too small to see even with x-rays. This gives us the option to treat decay early and preserve the teeth as best as possible.

Air Abrasion Technology

Air abrasion is a technique for decay removal that is somewhat like a miniature sandblaster. A blast of air and abrasive particles gently removes decay and damaged tooth structure. Because there is no drilling involved, many times this procedure can be accomplished without anesthesia. Additionally, this very refined method of treatment allows us to place extremely small dental restorations without unnecessary loss of enamel.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays have all but replaced traditional film x-rays because of their greater accuracy and detail. Because digital x-rays are viewed on the computer, we can now more easily demonstrate problems to the patient allowing them to understand their problem better.

3D X-Rays

3D x-rays allow us to reconstruct a three-dimensional model of the jaws and teeth. This is particularly useful to help guide implant placement, perform root canals, and surgically remove impacted teeth.

Digital Photography

Digital photography is commonly used as a communication tool to help the patient understand their dental condition. We also use photographs to help monitor the progress of treatment.

T-Scan Technology

T-Scan technology is a computerized method of bite analysis that is far superior to the traditional method of biting on colored paper. The computer generated model demonstrates the way the teeth come together, and measures the pressure during chewing. This allows us to make much more accurate corrections to bite problems than in the past.