Dental care is greatly enhanced with the latest developments in dental technology. Modern technology can give better and faster results, greater comfort, and more accuracy in treatment planning.
At Beaumont Family Dentistry, we keep an eye out for technology that will provide the greatest benefit to our patients. We employ technologies such as CT scanners, CEREC same-day crowns, rotary endodontic technology, digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, ultrasonic cleaning, T-scan bite analysis, DIAGNOdent, and VELscope. Read on to learn more about some of these technologies.
Plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) is traditionally removed by hand scaling them from the root and crown of the tooth. We use ultrasonic scalers to break down plaque and calculus.
Ultrasonic scalers vibrate at a frequency that breaks down bacterial cell membranes and removes both plaque and calculus. Ultrasonic scaling is generally more comfortable and efficient than hand scaling. Other advantages include decreased treatment time, better preservation of the tooth enamel, and less post-scaling sensitivity.
T-Scan III Computerized Bite Analysis
With the T-Scan analysis system, we have the ability to evaluate the balance of your bite and view it on a computer screen. The patient bites down on the sensor while the computer analyzes and displays timing and force data in full-color 3-D or 2-D graphics.
Your bite plays a very important part in the health of your teeth and jaw. A poor bite can cause teeth to be worn away as well as jaw problems and jaw pain. Using the T-Scan, we take into account the state of your bite and what needs to be done to balance it in any dental treatment.
For many procedures, we use a soft-tissue laser for better efficiency, faster healing times, less discomfort, and higher quality of work. A soft-tissue laser allows for precision accuracy, greatly reducing post-operative discomfort, and significantly speeding up healing.
We use the laser in deep cleaning to kill bacteria, which promotes lasting gum disease treatment. It can also be used in root canal procedures and to remove fever blister or cold sores.
Images can be viewed and used on a computer through electronically transferring digital images from digital X-rays or an intraoral camera. This technological development allows us to enlarge or enhance images for diagnosis, assessment, measuring, and comparison.
Using the DIAGNOdent laser, we can detect early tooth decay. The DIAGNOdent is a pen-like probe that sends a safe, painless laser beam into the tooth and checks its health. An alarm will signal if a tooth shows signs of decay. With DIAGNOdent we can catch tooth decay in its earliest stages and handle the small cavity in a minimally invasive way. The DIAGNOdent is especially useful in detecting decay in children.
We use the CEREC system to take digital impressions of your mouth and teeth for the creation of same-day crowns. This 3D technology creates more accurate images and eliminates the need for wax impressions.
The VELscope is the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities. Using the VELscope, a wide variety of oral abnormalities, including oral cancer, can be discovered—often before they’re visible to the unassisted eye.
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