Digital x-rays provide improved comfort of mouth x-rays and less cranial exposure to radiation. With digital x-rays, patients can have around 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional x-rays. Digital x-rays also produce larger and clearer photos to better source hard-to-see cavities and the images can be easily stored on a computer and transferred to different dentists or orthodontists for referrals. Digital x-rays are also more environmentally friendly in the long run.
With panoramic x-rays, your dentist can easily look for problems such as bone abnormalities and fractures, cysts, impacted teeth, infections, and tumors. It’s a much faster and simpler process than traditional x-rays. Also, the panoramic technique requires fewer steps compared to traditional dental x-rays, creating a more convenient and comfortable procedure for the patient.
Televisions are situated on the ceiling at Heritage Lane Dental so that when the dentist leans his patients back in the chair, they are able to watch a featured show or movie. This serves as a distraction from the fact that you are in the dentist's office and has served to alleviate tensions associated with dental visits for a lot of anxious patients, especially children.
The CariVu is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses unique, patented transillumination technology and allows for detection of a range of carious lesions (occlusal, interproximal, secondary/recurrent) and cracks. It helps in the identification of tooth decay when used with clinical and radiographic examinations. The CariVu is the latest generation of transillumination technology and is a brilliant new way to discover caries and cracks.
A dental restoration like an implant, bridge, crown or veneer is designed using a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) approach. CAD/CAM is a technique that uses a computer to model dental impressions, which is then used to create the final ceramic restoration
Root canal therapy has gone high-tech recently, making the procedure as easy as possible for both patients and dentists! The new, minimally invasive procedure dramatically increases disinfection of the entire root canal system. It, therefore, improves the success of the procedure and the comfort of the patients. With modern dental instruments and advanced techniques, dentists have more resources than ever to complete successful root canals, and patients can have the procedure done in just one visit - virtually pain-free!
Teeth cleaning has never been easier with this new technology. This new technology is more efficient than traditional cleaning tools, and due to a non-invasive design, there is no pain for patients, which improves comfort for the patient.
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We have begun using soft tissue lasers at our clinic, which helps our patients with post-operative pain, swelling, and discomfort. It also reduces the need to use stitches after surgery, which helps our patients' comfort with any soft tissue treatment.
CBCT refers to the cone-shaped x-ray beam used to scan your teeth, which is then used by a computer to generate a 3D image of your teeth. The precision and speed offered by CBCT allows our team to offer you the best dental care possible.
Our office uses DIAGNOdent to assist in detecting caries. Caries are cavities, which can be caused by poor hygiene or poor diet. DIAGNOdent helps us by shining a fluorescent laser on your teeth. If an area has cavities, fluorescence will become visible and indicate the presence of cavities.
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