We are proud to use digital x-rays at our dental practice. It allows us to take a closer, more accurate look at your teeth and surrounding areas. Also, instead of developing the x-ray images in the days-of-old, we can simply put the images directly onto a computer for viewing.
The digital x-ray is more patient-friendly than the conventional x-ray. It produces less radiation. The machine was created to be less harmful to our patients.
The Spectra® helps detect dental decay at the earliest possible stage so that the most appropriate treatment can be presented to you.
Spectra® uses a blue fluorescent light that allows us to see the beginning stages of a cavity. Even a small amount decay will be highlighted in visible colors on a computer screen. This technology allows us to treat caries before they develop too far, which also means we can preserve your teeth and keep the cost of treatment lower.
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Electric handpieces are more efficient than the air-driven handpieces. The electric motor of electric handpieces spins the bur faster, making the procedure faster. Dr. McVey can remove decay more quickly, making the dental procedure end sooner!
Endodontics are procedures that remove the roots and/or nerves of a tooth that is infected. This is also known as a root canal.
Rotary Endodontics helps to make the procedure quicker and easier to complete. It uses a special electric handpiece made specifically for root canals.
We can now say goodbye to the goop when making impressions for many of our dental services, such as inlays/onlays and bridges. How do we accomplish this? We use the ITero® which is a digital scanner. The ITero® uses a camera that goes into your mouth and scans your teeth and mouth. Then, we send the images to our laboratory where they can use the digital impression to create the bridge, inlay, onlay etc. specifically for you. And no goop is involved!
You can read more about the ITero® from the blog here.
The CBCT is a take on the traditional CT scan. The CBCT uses an x-ray beam to scan the patient's teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat. This recreates a 3-D image of the scanned areas, which aids in diagnosing and treatment planning. Another benefit of using the CBCT is the lower amount of radiation used versus the radiation used in a conventional X-ray.
Learn more about CBCT by visiting the FDA's website.