Dental Technology – Rocky Mount, NC
Advanced Tools to Keep You Smiling Bright
In the past, doctors relied on limited equipment to diagnose patients, and patients relied on verbal explanations from their doctors about what was going on inside their mouths. Today, the technology and tools available aid dentists in offering a more accurate diagnosis and education to their patients. Our dental office utilizes the latest in technology and tools, including the intraoral camera, digital x-rays, Panorex, and wax ups.
These new innovations in dentistry improve our ability to treat patients as well as improve patient experience. By investing in the most modern technology and tools, we have transformed our patients from onlooker to active participants in their own treatment. If you would like to learn more about the technology and tools we use in our dental office, we are happy to explain.
CEREC Dental Crowns
Normally, when getting a dental crown, you need to wait several days – sometimes up to three weeks – for your restoration to be made. However, thanks to CEREC, we can give you a high-quality same day crowns – no need for a second appointment! The CEREC machine will use 3D imaging software to create a digital model of your teeth and will use this information to sculpt your new crown out of a ceramic block. Once it’s complete, we can place it right away!
Have you ever wondered what your dentist is seeing in your mouth? Thanks to intraoral cameras, you don’t have to wonder anymore! An intraoral camera is a tiny digital camera that resembles a pen. It allows us to take pictures of even hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. The camera will be connected to a monitor, allowing us to show you what we’re finding in your mouth. This will help you clearly understand the problem as well as why we’re making certain recommendations.
Taking X-rays is an essential part of monitoring your oral health and diagnosing issues that we wouldn’t be able to detect with a visual examination. A digital X-ray involves far less radiation exposure than a traditional X-ray, and the image quality is improved as well (especially since it can be enlarged on a computer screen), allowing for far more accurate diagnoses. And since there’s no need for processing chemicals or film to view the images, the whole process is much more environmentally friendly.
A panorex X-ray will give us a full view of your upper and lower jaws, your teeth, your sinuses, and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) that attach the lower jaw to the head. This kind of X-ray will help us find jaw and teeth fractures as well as TMJ disorders, impacted wisdom teeth, gum disease, and other abnormalities. Using this machine is very simple; after positioning your head, we’ll ask you to stay still while the device travels around your head. This will take about 20 seconds but will provide us with plenty of useful information that will help us better protect your smile!
Are you worried about how your smile will look after a particular procedure? We can create a diagnostic wax-up model using impressions of your upper and lower arches. We can then adjust the model in order to show the outcome of the proposed treatment plan. This way, you can set realistic expectations for the procedure. This diagnostic tool can help when planning a variety of procedures, including placement for dental implants and porcelain veneers.
We welcome new and existing patients to explore the many options our dental office provides for a healthy, beautiful smile. From checkups and cleanings to restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, our Rocky Mount dental office can meet all your family’s dentistry needs. Call to schedule your appointment or consultation today.