05 Apr State-of-the-Art Technology to Enhance Patient Care
Technology has come a long way in all fields of medical practice—including dentistry. With the help of technology, treatment can be more precise, less invasive, and more effective. Early detection of various dental and oral health conditions is often due to the use of advanced technology. Our holistic dentist utilizes state-of-the-art technology to improve patient care in every type of treatment from restorative to cosmetic. Following are some examples of how advanced technology can benefit you.
Digital radiographs utilize a digital sensor to capture images, which are then uploaded to a high-resolution computer monitor. This technology eliminates the need for radiographic film, which is bulky and hazardous to the environment when thrown away. Digital images are easily sent to other professionals when patients need to visit a specialist. Lastly, digital X-rays reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to during routine X-rays.
Advanced Computer and Imaging Software
Computer and imaging software has greatly improved patient care especially when it comes to restorative and cosmetic procedures. Software allows our team to simulate treatment protocols and determine the precise specifications needed to produce dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and other custom restorations.
Safe Amalgam Removal
Amalgam was a common restorative material in the past, but today it has largely been replaced by composite resin and porcelain, which are both biocompatible materials. Made of metal, amalgam can contain trace amounts of mercury. Patients with concerns about mercury exposure can have their old fillings safely removed by our holistic dentist and replaced with a healthier, more natural looking alternative.
Removing amalgam safely involves being mindful of temperature as the heat from a dental drill can cause vapors to be released. Our practice will also use an evacuation system to capture any vapor released by a metal filling so that our patients and staff are not exposed to toxins.
To learn more about technology at our practice or to schedule a checkup, call our office at your convenience.