By using intra-oral optical scanning devices, the need for patients to have a messy conventional dental impression taken of their teeth is eliminated. Digital optical impressions enable the dentist to more efficiently and effectively obtain an accurate computer generated representation of their patient’s teeth along with the surrounding tissues. In addition to being much more comfortable for the patient, a digital impression eliminates the need for the dentist to either create a stone model from the impression, or to mail the impression directly to the laboratory for any type of work to be done. Digital impression information is transmitted electronically, significantly reducing the turnaround time of any needed outside laboratory work. Digital impressions are also integral to systems that produce same day, in-office ceramic restorations.
The dental intraoral camera is an indispensable diagnostic and educational tool for the patient. The tiny video camera moves around inside of your mouth and generates a tooth-by-tooth video exam of your teeth. Using an intraoral camera allows patients to visualize their oral cavity in real time with their doctor and better understand their dental needs by seeing what the dentist sees and then having it explained.
Digital radiography utilizes computer technology and digital sensors for the acquisition, viewing, storage, and sharing of radiographic images. It offers several advantages over the older traditional film based methods of taking x-rays. The most significant of these advantages is that digital radiography reduces a patient’s exposure to radiation. Other benefits are that images can be viewed instantly after being taken, can be seen simultaneously as needed by multiple practitioners, and can be easily shared with other offices. Digital x-rays are also safer for the environment as they do not require any chemicals or paper to develop.
An electronic pad, known as a sensor is used instead of film to acquire a digital image. After the image is taken, it goes directly into the patient’s file on the computer. Once it is stored on the computer, it can be easily viewed on a screen, shared, or printed out.
Laser dentistry has emerged as a game-changer in the dental industry. By utilizing advanced laser technology, our dentists can perform dental procedures with remarkable precision and accuracy.
Laser dentistry offers numerous advantages over traditional dental techniques:
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
One of the key benefits of laser dentistry is its ability to further remove bacteria from deep gum pockets, thus assisting in periodontal therapy. By targeting and eliminating bacteria, the laser promotes gum health and supports gum disease treatment.
Electronic Dental Records are an integrated part of our practice management system. Our paperless system delivers electronic charting, digital imaging and enhanced case presentation where it is needed most at chair side.