Today’s dentistry offers state-of-the-art treatments that are safe, effective, and comfortable. Dental technologies provide techniques, products, and equipment that give both dentists and patients excellent options for optimal oral healthcare.
Air abrasion provides some of the same functions as the dental drill. Air abrasion uses a blast of air and aluminum oxide that can repair old tooth restorations, remove decay, treat cavities, and preserve healthy tooth structure. Air abrasion doesn’t generate sound, heat, pressure, or vibration.
CAD (Computer-assisted design) and CAM (computer assisted manufacture) is often used by dentists to fabricate restorations in-office. Dentists can offer one-visit porcelain crowns with CAD/CAM technology. These machines can also make inlays, onlays, porcelain veneers, and bridges.
DIAGNOdent uses a laser pulse to detect signs of tooth decay. The earlier a cavity is detected and treated, the easier and less expensive the treatment.
Digital X-rays are one of the safest ways to take radiographs of your mouth. Your dentist captures digital X-rays with sensors that processes the images and put them on a computer screen. Digital X-rays are more comfortable for the patient, and are easier to transfer and to store.
Oral Cancer Screening Equipment
Equipment such as Microlux DL and VELscope are comfortable screening tools that can spot anomalies and small changes in your mouth that may indicate oral cancer. Oral cancer will take the lives of more than 37,000 Americans this year along. The earlier it’s detected, the higher your chances of survival.