We often talk about all the fascinating stuff we’ll see in the future, but forget about the incredible technology we already have. It’s not just about smartphones, either. Technology in the dental industry has come a LONG way since the days of hand-carving false teeth out of wood and hippo ivory.
Thanks to computer miniaturization and digital conversion, equipment today is more efficient and more accessible than ever before. Here are just some of the technologies we can offer you.
CEREC has been around for a while, but digital technology has revolutionized everything about it. CAD software (computer-aided design) isn’t just for graphic designers anymore. With this marriage of programming and dental expertise, you can have crowns, bridges, and implants designed and created while you’re still sitting in the dental chair.
The machine will receive a digital impression of your mouth, no molds required. Your dentist uses this model to create a digital crown or bridge that perfectly matches the shape, size, and needs of your mouth, which is then carved on the spot. The precision of digital impressions, along with the high quality of the software, allows the machine to create pieces that flawlessly suit you.
Much like CEREC, the concept of using x-rays to view internal structures is not new. Digitizing it, however, has made the process faster, more efficient, and safer for everyone. Instead of film, a digital x-ray machine will use a high-quality sensor, which requires much lower levels of radiation.
The sensor sends its images directly to a computer, where your dentist can see a real-time image of your teeth. No film-development is necessary.
Green Technology for CT Scan
We strive to keep you as safe and healthy as possible. To this end, we’ve chosen to work with Green Technology.
For many years, our industry has worked to continuously lower levels of radiation exposure while also improving the quality and resolution of scan images. Green Technology is the result of that work. With specially made sensors and the best of modern machinery, we can produce high-quality scans with less radiation than any other method.
Handheld X-ray Unit
Handheld x-ray machines streamline the digital process even further. They are more cost efficient for us, which translates directly into lower costs for you.
Soft Laser Technology
Lasers sound like they’re a thing of the far future, but the truth is that we use them for dental procedures right now.
Lasers can clean out cavities, infected gums, and decayed root canals with smaller insertion points and less pain, making your treatments less invasive than ever before.