From 9:00am – 6:00pm
Dentistry has progressed substantially as digital technology has evolved over the last several decades. Our office utilizes the most recent digital technology to serve our patients. Intra-oral scanning has revolutionized the way that we are able to treat our patients. Intra-oral scanners are devices that take hundreds of individual photos of your teeth and mouth to reconstruct into a 3D model, which can then be used to fabricate items such as crowns, veneers, retainers, and night guards. The intra-oral scanner takes the place of the traditional impression “goop” often dreaded by many patients. There are still instances when traditional impression material is needed, however, the intra-oral scanner can replace its use in many instances.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a relatively new three-dimensional imaging system that helps your dentist make accurate diagnoses, where two-dimensional imaging cannot. CBCT imaging has many applications, including implant dentistry, root canal therapy, and identification of infections and pathology.
The CBCT works much like that of a medical-grade CT machine, however, the CBCT can be taken in the dental office and provides a much lower radiation dose to the patient. The three-dimensional CBCT is usually around the same amount of radiation that a patient receives from a set of standard dental x-rays. Dental radiography, in general, is very low dose radiation – often equivalent to spending a day at the beach or taking a domestic plane flight.
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