Working with state-of-the-art instruments means making our dental care safer, faster, and more effective. Our dentists at Meadowbrook Dental Care keep track of the latest advancements in dental technology so that we can update our dental office accordingly and make sure that you continue to get the best care possible. On this page, you can take the opportunity to learn a bit more about our technology before you reach out to us to set up an appointment.
Intraoral cameras make it easier to take a truly close look at your smile. They let us take pictures of your teeth from a variety of angles and then magnify them so that they can be examined in detail for signs of decay and infection. Since the images can be projected onto a chairside monitor, this technology also gives us the unique opportunity to show you what your mouth currently looks like and point to potentially problematic areas.
Digital X-rays can be taken very quickly compared to traditional X-rays, and they can be developed near instantly without the need for a darkroom. The images can be enhanced as needed, allowing us to catch details that might have otherwise been overlooked. And for those concerned about radiation, rest assured that digital X-rays reduce such exposure by up to 90 percent, making it by far the safer option for our patients as well as the rest of our staff.
Physical impressions are taken with special dental putty while digital impressions combine numerous scanned images to create detailed 3D models. The digital approach improves accuracy so that it’s less likely that we’ll have to redo the impression later. The scans are ready almost instantly, and the entire process is far more comfortable than what’d you’d experience with the traditional putty. Thus, we often rely on digital impressions when it comes to designing restorations and planning certain procedures.
Are you worried about what your new smile will look like after a given cosmetic treatment? Our digital smile design software lets us simulate veneer placement, teeth whitening, and other procedures in order to give you a “sneak peek” of the future. You’ll be able to set realistic expectations before deciding whether a given procedure is right for you. You can also take the image home with you if you’d like some time to think things over first.