The past hundred years has seen more technological advancement than the whole millenium previous to it. We live in an age with marvels around every corner. Dental technology is no exception.
Here at our Fairchance office, we can offer you diagnosis, treatment, and dental repair with the most advanced equipment available. From high definition imaging and digital conversion to dental lasers, this technology can make your dental experience easier and more efficient than ever.
We live in a digital world. Everything from text communication to the music we listen to has been digitized. Digital x-rays have been invaluable to the dental industry. Instead of exposing film, then sending it off to be developed into prints, a digital x-ray machine can catch the images on a sensor. The sensor transmits all the information directly to a computer screen while you’re still in the room.
This is faster, higher-quality, and needs far less raw material. No waiting for development. No misfiled pages lost in a cabinet. The dentist can pull up real-time images of your bone structure, zoom in on them, and send them anywhere in the world with the click of a button.
Lasers still sound very much like a thing of the distant future, but they are, in fact, coming into regular use all over the medical world.
Soft-tissue diode lasers are a safe and efficient way to perform minimally-invasive surgeries, such as the uncovering of a submerged implant, or deep periodontal cleaning in the treatment of gum disease.
The precision of a laser allows for smaller work areas. They also damage surrounding tissues in a much more minimal way, which significantly decreases discomfort and recovery time.
Intraoral cameras are what they sound like: cameras that can be used inside the oral cavity. These high-definition scanners can capture up-close-and-personal details about the inside of your mouth better than any dentist could see with a tiny mirror.
These scans can be used for a wide-variety of procedures and treatments. Dentists can use them to view the extent of tooth damage, record images of the inside of the mouth, and even zoom in on their own work in order to check it for precision and correctness.
A two-dimensional image of the jaw structure is great. A three-dimensional model is better. When using a flat image of anything, there will always be some angle that’s either blocked or difficult to read. 3D cone-shaped imaging changes all that.
A 3D digital model isn’t just great for accurate diagnoses either. That model can be used in place of a physical mold in order to create any crowns, dentures, implants, and veneers. CAD software and precise digital measurements will make these dental appliances more comfortable, accurate, and personal than ever before.