Wouldn’t it be great if dentistry could just be performed with lasers and there was some way for you to actually see what your dentist was talking about as they look into your mouth? Thanks to our modern technology, those are both happening right now. Dr. Meredith Davis and our team use the most advanced tools in the field to give you a better experience in our office while providing the highest level of care possible. You’ll be amazed at what we can do these days! Read on to learn more about the best of what modern day dentistry has to offer.
With our intraoral camera, we can finally show you your smile from the dentist’s point of view. This small, camera-tipped wand can create high-resolution images of your teeth and gums that can be instantly displayed on a chairside screen. These images make it much easier for your doctor to spot small problems, and they also help patients better understand the state of their dental health. With this kind of information, you’ll be able to make more confident treatment decisions.
X-rays have been an essential diagnostic tool in dentistry for years, and that’s because they enable us to spot problems hidden below the surfaces of your teeth. With the invention of digital x-rays, this tool is even more effective than before. Firstly, it can create images almost instantly, so you won’t have to wait for them to be processed. Plus, much to the enjoyment of our patients with children, digital x-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional ones. They’re both faster AND safer, which sounds like a winning combination to us!
Our cavity detection system uses the power of focused light (as in a laser) to detect even the smallest signs of tooth decay. This method is able to spot even the slightest indication that your enamel has thinned, and it can spot tooth decay that most visual exams would simply miss. By catching it early, your doctor can provide treatment and prevent a cavity from forming in the first place. The process is quick, easy, painless, and it’s just another way we help you spend less time in the dental chair.
We use advanced 3D CT cone beam scanners to capture complete pictures of the way patients’ oral and facial structures work to ensure correct diagnosis and plan treatments with greater precision. From accurately diagnosing TMJ dysfunction to creating advanced surgical plans for dental implant placement and restoration, we can use this advanced technology to deliver healthy, flawlessly functioning smiles. Best of all, we can use the digital images from our 3D cone beam scans to help patients better understand their oral health concerns and treatment planning options.