The field of dentistry is constantly evolving and changing to best suit patient needs. At Burton Dental, we are always on the lookout for new and emerging technology to make our patients’ experience as comfortable as possible. Here is just a few of the different technologies that our practice uses to ensure we provide world-class service to all our patients.
Lasers are used to improve efficiency and eliminate discomfort in a number dental procedures including esthetic gum re-contouring, removal of excess gum tissue, tumor removal, and even tooth whitening. Laser dentistry is fast, virtually painless, and can also effectively eliminate forms of bacteria during the procedure to help avoid any further complications or problems.
Digital X-rays are faster and use less radiation than traditional film X-rays. When a patient has a digital X-ray done, the image appears on the computer instantly. The dentist can then zoom in and adjust the image in order to better assess the health and condition of the teeth. Digital X-rays also allow for better patient involvement and education regarding their oral health.
Intraoral cameras are a small HD camera that we used to gain precise and well-defined pictures of hard to see places within a patient’s mouth. The camera allows us to show these images to our patients to help educating them on their specific needs. This new form of technology not only allows us to conduct a more thorough checkup of your mouth, but also allows us to monitor the condition of our patients mouths over time. This helps us be as accurate and precise as possible in the dental care that we recommend to our patients.
DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection System
DIAGNOdent is a new, state of the art device that we can use to detect cavities that are hiding in places regular x-rays and visual exams can’t find. It ensures that your mouth has been thoroughly checked for early signs of cavities to avoid you having to spend more time and money in the future if the cavities are allowed to go undetected. The DIAGNOdent works by shinning a special frequency laser into the grooves of the teeth which then gives a reading of the health of the tooth structure below the surface. By using this special technology, we are able to more accurately determine if a tooth really has a cavity, or if it might just have harmless staining or discoloration.