Dentistry is not the same as it was even a few decades ago. Drs. Davis, Roberts, Boeller, and Rife all know the importance of needing to keep up with the current trends if they want to help their patients enjoy the most comfortable, efficient dental treatments possible. By integrating these advanced instruments into our practice, we can enhance the quality of your care in a multitude of ways. If you schedule an appointment with us, you’ll have a chance to see the difference that modern dental technology can make for yourself.
Seeing a dental problem for yourself can make it easier for you to understand your situation, but how can you take a good look at your own mouth? With our intraoral cameras, we can create clear, well-defined images of your teeth and gums that allow us to easily point out the problematic areas. These simple devices also allow us to notice details that might have been missed using dental mirrors alone, meaning we can make a proper diagnosis much sooner.
X-rays remain an indispensable part of dental care, allowing us to find cavities in areas of your mouth that would have been easily overlooked with the naked eye. Digital X-rays are far preferred over traditional radiography. They emit far less radiation, which makes the process safer for our patients and our team members. We can also develop the images in much less time, meaning you can get the answers you need faster. Finally, the quality of digital X-rays is much higher than that of traditional X-rays.
With a cone beam scanner, we can create a full three-dimensional image of your mouth that shows us your teeth as well as nearby soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone. All of this information can be used to plan certain procedures ahead of time in order to help ensure a successful treatment. For example, when planning implant surgery, a cone beam scan lets us evaluate the site where the surgery will be performed so that we can evaluate bone density and plan around any existing nerves.
A soft tissue laser is set at a specific wavelength to target your gums. With it, we can remove infected or excessive gum tissue without the use of metal tools or a dental drill. Since lasers produce no heat or vibrations and don’t make any noise when used, many patients find them to be far more comfortable than traditional dental instruments. They can also eliminate the need for sutures and accelerate healing time after your treatment.