Digital Technology

The age of digital dentistry has arrived and has changed the way dental care is provided.  The use of this type of technology has many advantages, including increased efficiency and accuracy of diagnosis and treatment.  Some of the digital technology utilized in this office includes:
 
Digital X-rays

Dental x-ray examinations provide valuable information that could not be collected otherwise.  Radiographs, the proper term for X-rays, look at what is happening beneath what can be seen by the human eye.  Studies have shown that over 60% of tooth decay is found through the use of x-rays.

    Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen.  An X-ray examination may reveal small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations, infection of the bone, gum disease, abscesses, tumors and developmental abnormalities.  Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money and unnecessary discomfort.

    Digital radiography takes x-rays to the next level and has many advantages when compared to conventional x-rays.  The level of radiation is decreased by over 80 percent and the images are displayed instantly.  The ability to enhance these images helps with a more thorough exam and accurate diagnosis.   Other advantages include the ability to send these images immediately to specialists and the ability to store and retrieve these x-rays quickly, which helps increase the speed of treatment and overall monitoring of patients.

    Intra-oral camera

    The intra-oral camera is another piece of highly advanced diagnostic equipment that allows you to see inside your mouth.  The images taken from this camera will be displayed on a computer monitor.  You will be able to see any problem areas such as broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits and excessive wear.  The intra-oral camera allows you to see inside your mouth, giving you a clearer understanding of your dental conditions and treatment recommendations.

    Digital Impressions

    The use of digital impressions takes the place of the traditional impression material used as part of the process when making crowns and bridges.  No more trays filled with material that are placed in the mouth to get an impression of the teeth.  Digital impressions use computer technology to take multiple pictures of your tooth and surrounding area.  The pictures are then used to create a three dimensional model of your dental restoration on a computer.  This model is then sent electronically to the dental lab and the crown or bridge is made.

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