Technology in the Dental Office

There is a multitude of equipment in every dental office. It is this equipment, as well as advances in dental procedures, which allow us to provide you with the highest quality oral health care. With today's technologies, we are equipped to manage your dental health, all while ensuring your safety and comfort. 

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays can help us spot a number of issues in your mouth, including decay and possible bone loss. We use this imaging during treatment planning. To capture a digital image, a sensor is used to relay the image to a computer, where it can be adjusted for contrast and brightness - allowing for optimal diagnosis. The digital x-ray process is much faster than traditional x-ray systems, decreasing your radiation exposure. 

Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera looks like a wand or a pen. Its images are projected on a computer screen for easy viewing by the patient and doctor. With an intraoral camera, we can spot problematic areas in your mouth, such as fractured teeth, receding gums, and broken restorations. It can be used to help you better understand the condition of your teeth, and help in treatment planning.

CAD/CAM technologies

In the past, when you needed a dental restoration, such as a crown, your dentistwould make a mold of the tooth in question and the area surrounding it and send the mold to a lab, which would make the permanent crown. This process usually takes a couple of weeks, after which the patient, fitted with a temporary crown, would have to return to the office for the final crown placement. However, computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies speed up this process by creating your restoration in the office while you wait.
Modern CAD/CAM technologies make it possible to have all ceramic restorations in

  • one visit
  • no impressions
  • no temporaries
  • metal-free
  • highly esthetic
  • long lasting

Our system is called the CEREC and we would love to show you how it works. Just ask us!