The field of dentistry encompasses a wide variety of unique technologies, including 3-D imaging and digital scanning equipment, lasers for hard and soft tissue procedures, and intraoral cameras. Each of these technologies helps our dentist at Atlanta Dentistry By Design perform dental procedures more effectively and efficiently. Patients benefit from improved comfort, fewer visits, faster healing times, and reduced discomfort following their appointments. As these technologies advance, they will continue to offer patients enhanced benefits and support during their dental care experience.
Types Of Dental Technologies
An x-ray allows your dentist to see your teeth differently, which can help them diagnose problems with your oral health. Traditional X-rays will need to be developed in a dark room, but digital X-rays are captured and immediately processed on a computer screen by the dentist. Additionally, the image can be enhanced or enlarged to give a better view of what the dentist needs to identify. This can help your dentist detect issues with teeth positioning and spacing matters before they become a problem.
The intraoral camera is a small device that rests on the end of a small pen-like device. This device can capture high-quality images of the inside of your mouth for your dentist to look at when diagnosing problems.
Cone-Beam CT Scanning
A cone beam CT scan is an advanced x-ray unit that produces a 3-D image of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone structure. It is commonly used to plan dental implant placement, evaluate impacted teeth, identify wisdom teeth, and determine if a patient is a candidate for orthodontics. It is also used to diagnose decay between the teeth and detect bone loss due to gum disease or trauma to the mouth.
The Benefits of Dental Technology
Technology advancements make dental treatment more comfortable, convenient, and predictable than ever before. With intraoral cameras, digital X-rays, and chairside monitors, our dentist can view your mouth on a screen in real time for more accurate treatment planning and faster, more efficient diagnostics and treatments. Most patients feel little to no discomfort during procedures thanks to topical anesthetics and handheld laser instruments that don’t require traditional scalpels. But if you prefer sedation dentistry, we offer several options as well. Your comfort is our top priority. Our advanced dental services allow you to get the healthy smile you want without worrying about inconvenience or pain.
Dentists use different types of technology to help patients receive the best dental care possible. If you have any questions about our advanced technology, visit Atlanta Dentistry By Design at 1800 Peachtree St NW Suite 200, Atlanta GA 30309, or call (404) 355-2001.