Like every other field, dentistry has continued to evolve and grow over the years. Some of the most exciting advances in recent years come from the field of technology. The advanced technology at Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington can provide the earliest and most accurate diagnosis, faster treatment, and a more comfortable dental appointment than you ever thought possible.
We have several highly advanced pieces of equipment that allow us to detect even the smallest of dental issues. Early detection generally means that problems are relatively easy to treat effectively. More accurate diagnosis saves you time and money and produces better outcomes for you.
The days of waiting and waiting for your X-rays to be developed are over. Digital imaging allows us to quickly view the results on a computer screen and to enlarge the images. (We’re also pleased that the days of squinting at tiny X-ray negatives are over!) With digital imaging, we can more accurately diagnose any problems, accurately and quickly measure problem areas, and easily compare before-and-after results.
This pen-like laser sends an alarm signal when its safe laser beam detects any sign of dental decay. DIAGNOdent can detect the tiniest signs of decay, meaning that small problems can be addressed before they become big problems.
The human eye is a marvelous creation, but it has its limits. The handheld intraoral camera provides a close-up, high-definition view of every nook and cranny in your mouth. Those images can be displayed on a computer screen for easy viewing and analysis.
T-Scan III Computerized Bite Analysis
Your bite is how your teeth come together. A misaligned bite can cause a host of problems including premature wear on your tooth enamel, jaw problems, and more. Now, bite analysis has come into the 21st century! The T-Scan III Computerized Bite Analysis allows you to simply bite down on a sensor while a computer does all the hard work of rendering your bite force, speed, and balance. We can display the results in both 2D and 3D color images.
This remarkable instrument is the best option for detecting tissue abnormalities in the mouth, including oral cancers. This is another case where the machine is mightier than the eye – VELscope can find the earliest stages of any problems before they’re visible to the eye.
Laser dentistry has definitely come into its own. At Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington, KY, we use a soft-tissue laser to safely and quickly treat gum infections and for other conditions. Laser treatment kills bacteria, allows faster healing times, and is much more comfortable.
Removing dental plaque and calculus (tartar) is usually done by hand-scaling the tooth with metal instruments. Ultrasonic cleaning breaks down both plaque and tartar using sound waves which is generally much more comfortable and quicker.
The CEREC in-house milling machine is a wonder of technology. With CEREC, we can create your new crown the same day as your appointment. Thanks to the digital impressions the system provides, your new crown will be a wonder of precise fit and comfort.
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We’ll be happy to demonstrate the advanced technology that we use in our offices. To set up an appointment at one of our Lexington, KY locations, call Beaumont Family Dentistry today at 859-223-2120 or contact us online.