Dental Technology – O’Fallon, MO
Making Your Dental Experience Modern
Providing the best care possible means dedicating years of time to studying and perfecting the dental services we provide. However, sometimes certain services are better aided by modern technology as well. When it’s time for your appointment, you can expect a team that is highly trained to use multiple dental technologies, whether they are preventive or restorative in nature. The result is a more comfortable experience, enhanced planning, and better treatment outcomes overall.
We want to keep you engaged as much as possible during your routine exams. The more you understand why we may recommend a specific treatment, the more confidence you’ll have in your care. That’s why we’ve included an intraoral camera to our office, a small handheld device that captures high-resolution photos that are later displayed on a nearby monitor. Whether you’re not sure why you need a specific treatment or you simply want to better understand the state of your oral health, you’re never left in the dark.
Diagnostics are essential in every dental practice, which is why we make sure to use modern devices to capture X-rays during your routine exam. By going fully digital, we’re able to provide you with a safer and more efficient dental experience. Not only are we able to develop detailed images of your underlying oral structures in a matter of minutes, but we can reduce the level of radiation exposure by over 85 percent along the way!
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
There are some instances where we need to get more details on your mouth, jaw, and other areas before beginning a treatment. In the case of services like dental implants or TMJ therapy, we use our CT/cone beam scanner to capture a 3D image of your mouth. This cross-section makes it much easier to confirm the location of vulnerable areas, including your underlying blood vessels and nerves, ensuring a more predictable treatment.
Digital Impression System
Biting into gray putty-like impression material is likely one of the things you don’t look forward to when you need a dental crown or Invisalign clear aligners, and that’s okay. In order to reduce errors in the impression process and make your experience more comfortable as a patient, we’re happy to bring the digital impression system into our office. By carefully capturing hundreds of photos with our handheld wand, then sending these photos to our computer, we can create a digital 3D impression of your teeth and gums.
3D Printers have only gotten more advanced, affordable and accessible over the past several years. Now, they’re showing up in dental offices like ours to help create dentures, surgical guides, and clear aligners for our patients! It’s never been easier to design and fabricate essential materials in the dental office as well as help you save time on many of your dental services along the way. By keeping this process in-house, we can even pass savings down to you.