We live in the greatest age of dentistry. Advancements and understanding are increasing at a staggering pace and staying up to date with these changes is critical to the care of our patients. Evidence continues to mount linking the state of the mouth to the overall condition of the body. Providing patients with knowledge and dental care that can change and improve their quality of life is our ultimate goal.
We constantly strive to give our patients the finest dental care possible, and we understand that our investment in advanced technology leads to better dental outcomes. We use a variety of dental technologies described below.
X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save you money in the long run. At Sylvan Heights Dental, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5th the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Large on-screen x-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
3D cone beam scanning is essentially an imaging method that helps us create clear, in-depth pictures of a patient’s teeth, jawbone, and surrounding soft tissues.
CEREC 3D Scans and Milling
We work with a state-of-the-art dental laboratory, they scan all impressions, mill them out to fit perfectly and create a life-like resemblance to a natural tooth.
An intra-oral camera is a small, toothbrush shaped/sized camera. The video taken with it is projected onto a monitor that we adjust so you may view the feed. We frequently use inter-oral cameras to show patients issues that have arisen within their mouth, since it is not easy to view much of your own mouth using a mirror. With the camera we are able to show you in high detail what is going on in your mouth.
We use a cutting-edge digital scanner for taking impressions. This can be used for impressions for crown/bridge/implant work, smile design, fabrication of clear aligners, monitoring gum recession, and tooth wear over time. With this advanced technology we do not require any kind of goop to fabricate these impressions, in most cases, and it makes the process much easier and more enjoyable.
Call Sylvan Heights Dental at (503) 297-1471 for more information.