The Digital Experience
The Digital Dental Experience means more accuracy, better imaging, faster service and overall better treatment for you, our patient.
Here are a few examples:
Better imaging. You’ve probably heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, well, a 3D picture is worth ten thousand words and can be priceless in your treatment and in preventing serious disease. Using our onsite 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner, we can see your teeth, roots, jaw bone, nerves and any infection from a variety of angles and positioning. The incredible high definition detail helps us to identify potential problems such as gum disease or fractures in the tooth below the gum line in routine annual or semi-annual complete oral exams (COE). For complex root canals, all-on-6 implants, or even a single implant, the 3D x-ray is essential for optimal treatment and perfect placement of the crown or implant.
No more gagging! Intraoral digital scanners replace the need to take dental impressions for orthodontics, crowns, veneers and implants. They capture thousands of images per second and combine to form an accurate 3D image of your teeth and gums. Over 40% of patients surveyed* indicated that they gagged when having impressions taken using traditional materials and trays. Intraoral scanners eliminate the need for trays and almost eliminate a patient’s propensity to gag. If a you do feel uncomfortable, the technician can stop the process, wait a few minutes and then begin again without having to start over. Some patients resist having treatment completed because of their gagging reflex; with this new equipment, they can relax and not worry about discomfort.
More precision. We never want to lose the human touch in our practice, but when it comes to measuring microns, technology is superior to the human eye. Not only is technology more precise, but there’s a reduced margin of error and degradation caused by repeated copying.
Customized Sterilization Center. Even though we were confident that our existing sterilization systems met or exceeded industry standards and regulations; we’ve improved our sterilization system to ensure an error proof system. Our new sterilization center includes sterilizers that monitor and log sterilization data automatically to prove that the sterilization cycle was completed with pressure and temperature settings as intended. We can then generate computerized reports if any concerns were ever raised.
A Tooth in an Hour! Our onsite Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing CAD/CAM technology enables us to create a new crown for our patients in under an hour. It’s entirely possible for you to come to our office needing a root canal, broken tooth to be fixed or an implant inserted; all which need crowns. Traditional offices would need you to come back for the final restoration a few days later, but, because we have an onsite lab, we can complete the entire treatment in one visit (if you have a healthy mouth that’s infection free).
Smile Design. Some patients can’t visualize how their smile will look after cosmetic or implant treatment. Using our 3D Smile Design Technology, we can design and show you your new smile in less than 30 minutes.
These are just a few ways that Digital Dentistry improves your experience.
If you’re “a technie” or would like to learn more about our technology, we invite you to read our page outlining our expansive list of digital equipment.