We pride ourselves on the amount of state-of-the-art digital technology we have and use to make your dental treatments more comfortable and precise. Everything we design, from crowns to bridges, is all done digitally. Impressions are done digitally too, so you won’t have to suffer through having goopy, uncomfortable impression material in your mouth. Digital technology also lets us intricately plan your procedures and give you a preview of your new smile to approve or make changes to prior to starting treatment.
We would like to introduce you to the high-tech tools we use in our office to help make your dental experience a pleasant and comfortable one:
3D Intra-Oral Scanning
Our office features the revolutionary 3Shape TRIOS® intra-oral scanning device. This amazing piece of equipment allows us to take photos of your teeth and connect them together to create a 3D rendering of your own mouth! This allows our doctors and you to see and completely understand your dental problems in a visual way. There is no second-guessing whether your crown is actually broken or if your gums are really inflamed and you need extra cleanings—the information is right there on the screen. This tool also helps us to be completely transparent with what treatment you may need and why you need it.
Cone Beam CT Scanner
Our cone beam scanner takes high-detail 3D X-rays of your entire mouth and jaw area. This lets our doctors see all of your oral anatomy at once in a 360-degree view.
Implant Placement Planning Software
Implant placement planning software lets our doctors simulate your implant placement in advance. They precisely determine the angle and depth to place your implants, increasing the accuracy of the surgery and decreasing the time you spend in the dental chair.
The doctors use computer-generated surgical guides to ensure the utmost accuracy in the surgical placement of your dental implants.
T-Scan® Bite Analysis
Your bite is an important aspect of your overall oral health. A poor bite can cause numerous problems, including excessive and rapid teeth wear and jaw dysfunction. Using the T-Scan, our doctors can evaluate your bite and see what treatments need to be done to balance it.
Digital X-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays and are more comfortable for the patient too. They also enable our doctors to easily show you your X-rays on computer monitors. Our office uses the DEXIS system, a leading brand in digital X-ray equipment.
Extraoral Digital Photography
Our doctors will often use digital photography and computer design software to prepare a virtual preview of your cosmetic makeover before starting any treatment. Together you and the doctors can work together using this to manipulate the way your smile will look after the planned treatments are completed.
We use lasers in various dental procedures to provide more efficient, effective and comfortable treatment. When using lasers, there is less need for anesthesia, and lasers are gentler on the tissues of the mouth compared to using conventional surgical methods.
Ultrasonic scalers use gentle, high-frequency vibrations to effectively break down and remove plaque and calculus (hardened tartar) without harming your teeth. Ultrasonic scaling is more comfortable than conventional hand scaling and effectively removes more bacteria faster and more efficiently. We use the Piezo electric unit, the most advanced ultrasonic scaler available.