Dentists’ offices are high-tech places, and there are many advanced tools that go into giving patients the best results possible. That’s true whether you come in for preventative
, or cosmetic
dentistry. Below, you’ll find out what several tools do!
Digital X-rays generate much less radiation than traditional X-rays. And because digital X-rays are ready immediately, they let our team show discuss the images with our patients promptly.
E4D Same-Day Crowns
The E4D system is a tool for manufacturing items for restorative dentistry like crowns. In fact, it even allows for same-day crown production, meaning you can get assessed and fitted with new crowns in a single visit.
Intraoral Cameras and the iTero Scanner
Intraoral cameras allow your dentist to get a good view of what’s going on in your mouth. They have a key part to play in preventative dentistry and other applications, as noted by researchers
. If your dentist uses an intraoral camera, he or she can show you what they’ve noticed about your mouth, aiding in treatment decisions. Relatedly, our iTero scanner produces 3-D models of your teeth. That gives us another way to show you an accurate model of your oral situation.
Lasers may sound futuristic, but they play many roles for our Colorado Springs office in the present! For instance, our dual wave therapeutic laser helps reshape gum tissue in a painless manner, and it’s able to eliminate plaque and tartar without tedious manual scraping. Another type of laser, the Biolase MD water laser, allows for painless cavity treatment. Additionally, we use diode lasers to eliminate bacteria, a key element of preventative dentistry. Laser technology is also handy for creating dental impressions without making you chomp down on powder or goop to produce a bite pattern.
The Bio-Star Thermoplastic Forming Machine
The Bio-Star thermoplastic forming machine has a long name but a simple purpose: It creates retainers that fit perfectly. That helps keep you comfortable and your teeth straight.
Joint Vibration Analysis Technology
Measuring joint vibration in your jaw helps us figure out if temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ) is giving you issues. Then, we can recommend a treatment plan, helping relieve the painful symptoms of TMJ/TMD.
EMS Periodontal Scaling Devices
Periodontal scaling devices from EMS make use of ultrasonic technology to blow bacteria and tartar away from your teeth and gum lines. It’s speedier and than traditional methods and it avoids the manual scraping many patients dislike!
Whether a tool is for cleaning, diagnosing, or manufacturing a dental appliance, the goal is the same: To give you comfortable, convenient, and effective dental treatment!