At Sturgeon Creek Dental, the technology we use helps us provide patients with efficient dental care including dental lasers, digital x-rays and intraoral scanners.
At Sturgeon Creek Dental, the technology we use helps to inform treatment planning and make your dental appointments more efficient. Because we can display digital x-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms, we can show you any issues in your mouth and walk you through your treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide patients with efficient dental care, and make sure they are fully informed about their oral health. Dental technology helps us do that.
Digital x-rays replace traditional photographic x-ray film with digital sensors that produce highly detailed computer images of the teeth and gums.
They also capture other oral structures and conditions, allowing your dentist to examine parts of the mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.
Panoramic x-rays allow your dentist to produce a single image of your entire mouth. This image is a flat representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures. Panoramic x-rays are often used to help plan treatments for implants, extractions, braces and dentures.
Dental lasers (which use extremely focused light beams) are used in a range of soft tissue procedures, usually for repair and healing purposes. They help our dentists complete dental procedures such as treating periodontal disease, lengthening crowns, or reshaping gums while reducing pain, along with minimizing the need for medical interventions.
Hard tissue lasers allow our dentists to remove tooth decay while protecting the remaining healthy enamel. We always prefer to save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, and hard lasers help us do that. Using this technology, we can help patients get the dental care they need while avoiding stress or fear due to vibrations that occur with a conventional drill.
The VELscope® is an oral cancer screening device that helps the dentist to identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions.
Using fluorescence visualization technology, it can be performed in your dentist’s office during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions in about two minutes.
Intraoral scanners create digital dental impressions, an ideal alternative to traditional dental impressions which can be messy and time consuming. Your dentist simply uses an optical scanning wand to take a digital image of your teeth within minutes. This device allows your dentist to capture highly accurate data to create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth.
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