Dental technology has come a long way over the years. It doesn’t just make our job easier. It makes your experience better, too. Whether you struggle with dental anxiety or just appreciate new dental technologies, we wanted to share some of the equipment you’ll benefit from at your next appointment:
- Digital X-rays
We need to take X-rays to clearly understand what is happening inside your mouth. Although traditional X-ray equipment isn’t necessarily harmful, you still need to limit your exposure. That’s why we use digital X-rays. It exposes you to less radiation. Plus, it’s also faster! We can take clear images in less time. That means you spend less time in the dental chair.
- Intraoral Cameras
This small camera helps us view your teeth and gums closely. It helps us diagnose any oral health issues properly so that we can recommend the best possible treatments. Dr. Ross can also use this technology to show you precisely what we see during an exam. It’s important to us that you understand our reasoning for specific procedures.
We take your oral health and overall health seriously. So, in addition to looking for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems, we look for signs of oral cancer. We use the VELscope, which can detect cancer in its early stages. It uses a special light to spot abnormalities you can’t see with the naked eye.
- Smile Imagining
If you are interested in cosmetic or restorative treatments, we want you to feel confident about your results. We use smile imaging technology so that you can see a preview of your future smile. This will give you an idea of what to expect when your treatments are complete. Whether you need crowns, veneers, orthodontics, or other procedures, you’ll love how your smile looks.
- Laser Dentistry
Lasers are a big part of what we do at our practice! It may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but it’s a regular part of many treatments, including fillings and gum disease care. It’s a less invasive way of caring for your smile and has minimal discomfort.