Our office is equipped with several modern pieces of dental technology that make our job easier and more efficient than ever before.
The two machines that we are the most excited about are the Carestream Intraoral Scanner and our high-grade digital x-rays.
Carestream Intraoral Scanner
This scanner does exactly what its name implies: it scans the inside of your oral cavity. There are a number of reasons why this is helpful, not the least of which is that it entirely eliminates the need for physical molds of your teeth.
By avoiding physical impressions, this method saves on materials, it saves on time, and it is exponentially more comfortable.
With this scanner, we can also digitally measure everything in greater detail than a mold can produce and send it directly to a computer. The resulting 3D model of your mouth can be zoomed in, easily shared or saved, and altered using CAD software in order to see the effects of a potential treatment.
These impressions are used for orthodontic planning, crafting dental restorations, or even developing bite guards to aid with bruxism or sleep apnea.
X-rays have been used in dentistry for many years to give us valuable information about your mouth and oral health. The jump from film to digital has only enhanced what we can do for you. Compared to traditional film, digital x-rays:
- Use less radiation, making them safer than ever.
- Use no physical materials like film or photo paper.
- Save on time by eliminating the need for lab shipment and development.
- Can be sent directly to the computer while you’re still in the dental chair.
- Are easily saved and shared.
- Can be retaken immediately if they are blurred or at a difficult angle.
- Quickly produce high-definition images.
Digital x-rays have skyrocketed dentistry into the future, and we’re excited to have you along for the ride!
Join Us in the Future of Dentistry
Dental technology and equipment continues to take your healthcare to new heights. Don’t hesitate to join us for the latest and greatest in dental equipment and techniques. Contact us today about any of this technology or to set up an appointment.