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.
Remember when dental impressions meant a mouthful of sour-tasting goop? Thanks to the revolutionary iTero® intraoral scanner, those messy molds are a thing of the past at Fairchance Dental Arts. Our iTero scanner takes detailed digital impressions of your teeth and gums without exposure to x-rays, discomfort, or guesswork to get an image faster and more comfortably than molds. The iTero also helps us more accurately place Invisalign aligners, dental implants, and other treatments.
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.
NOMAD Handheld X-ray
The NOMAD X-ray is a handheld, battery-powered intraoral X-ray machine that allows our dental assistant to stay in the room with you. You don’t have to wear the heavy lead apron any more because it features its own safety shielding. It’s much more convenient and comfortable for everyone.
We use an advanced tool called the LightScalpel for some of our dental procedures. Unlike other dental lasers that cut with hot glass, the LightScalpel uses a different type of technology that is used in surgeries to make sure the healing process is smooth and scar-free. When we use the LightScalpel for procedures, there is little or no bleeding, less swelling and discomfort after the procedure, and less scarring compared to other tools. It also shortens the time it takes for the procedure and makes the recovery period smoother overall. Plus, the LightScalpel kills bacteria in the treatment area and prevents transporting of bacteria into the wound, thus lowering the risk of infection.
I went to see Dr Caleb in an emergency situation. Everyone – the office girls, dental assistants, dental hygienist – in the office were so kind and receptive to the fact of my anxiety of the dentist. (which is bad). This office uses the latest and best dental equipment. I was amazed by the techniques used to clean my teeth and take X-rays. They took the time to explain my problems, and what I need to do in the future. My 1st visit to the office was a pleasant experience and I highly recommend Dr’s Beam!!!
– Patricia N.