Technology has become a big part of how dentists perform their procedures today. Atlantic Dentistry at Atlantic Beach has the latest technology to help us perform cutting-edge dental techniques. Technology enables us to make our patients feel more comfortable, and it is more convenient for both the patient and the dentist.
An example of how technology has improved your trip to the dentist is time saved on certain procedures. Instead of scheduling several appointments to complete dental treatments, many can now be completed in one trip to the dentist. This saves you both time and money.
The technology that Atlantic Dentistry at Atlantic Beach has available allows us to take your oral health care to the next level. We can catch certain dental issues sooner and prevent further damage to your oral health.
3D imaging gives Dr. Sebastien Murphy a more comprehensive overview of your teeth and gum tissues. This allows us to better diagnose any potential problems and determine the next step in an effective treatment plan. We may utilize 3D imaging for cosmetic or restorative purposes, orthodontic treatment, and dental implants.
Cone Beam CT Scan
A cone beam CT scan is a diagnostic tool that produces a 3D representation of your teeth, gums, nerve pathways, and underlying bone structure within a single image. We typically utilize cone beam CT scans when a regular x-ray is not enough. Cone beam CT scans are ideal for surgical planning, the diagnosis of TMJ disorders and tumors, and the evaluation of the bone structure and tooth orientation.
An intraoral camera is a handheld appliance that is shaped like a wand. The tiny camera at the tip of the appliance takes hundreds of pictures per second to capture an in-depth and accurate image of your mouth. This image is sometimes used to create a digital impression of your teeth and gums. A digital impression is particularly useful for same-day dental crowns.
In the past, most dental professionals had to use traditional x-ray systems, which require film development. These days, we use digital x-rays due to their many benefits. A digital x-ray is safer and much quicker than its film predecessor. If the image comes out blurry, we can instantly retake a new one. Digital x-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool that helps us gain a better understanding of the inner workings of your mouth, more specifically the teeth, roots, and alveolar bone.