Dental Technology in Farmington
As today’s dental technologies improve, care becomes more streamlined and more comfortable. As a result, investing in new tools is one way of creating a better experience for patients. And two services in particular are making a difference in care today.
Dentists take x-rays because of the valuable information they can provide. For instance, an x-ray can reveal problems between teeth, below teeth along the gumline, and even inside a tooth—all problems that would be very hard to detect with a just a visual exam.
But why use digital x-rays over traditional x-rays? For a few reasons.
First, digital x-rays reduces radiation exposure to patients by up to 70%. Plus, with the use of DEXshield™, we're able to protect our patients even more by cutting their exposure down up to another 30%. The images can also be viewed immediately instead of being developed with harmful chemicals. And finally, digital x-rays can be stored digitally, which means that there’s no need for a lot of physical storage space in our office. What’s more, they can be easily displayed on a monitor for you to look at with your dentist during an appointment.
What if there was a way for your dentist to diagnose a cavity at the earliest possible moment, before it was visible with the naked eye. With DIAGNOdent, that’s exactly what we can do.
Using a special laser diode, the DIAGNOdent wand signals the dentist when it finds an area that may be starting to decay. As a result, treatment can be provided with shallower, simpler fillings, preserving more of the patient’s natural smile.