Advanced Dental Technology – Oklahoma City, OK
Using the Latest Technology for Long-Lasting Results
Every day, new research and advancements are surfacing in the dental field. Our team’s goal is to stay on top of them, which is why you’ll find our office equipped with the latest, most accurate and efficient technology. It helps streamline each of your visits and provides our dentists with high-quality diagnostic imaging to ensure accuracy in every service we provide. Read more about some of the instruments we use below.
The intraoral camera is a small, pen-like device that we can maneuver around the mouth to view hard-to-see areas. The camera at the end of it is able to capture video footage as well as still images that we can project onto a large chairside monitor to show patients what we’re looking at as well as how we plan to treat it.
Unlike their film counterparts, digital X-rays are able to quickly capture clear images of the area of your mouth that lies below the gumline, allowing our dentists to diagnose problems like impacted teeth, infections, and much more. It works similarly to a digital camera—all we’ll do is point the imaging device at your mouth and snap the photo, making it immediately viewable for the dentist. We typically capture X-rays once a year, but for patients who are at a higher risk of developing oral health problems or who have gum disease, we may do this at each visit.
Digital Impression System
Most dental offices use putty to capture impressions of a tooth or mouth that they’ll send off to their dental laboratory to craft oral appliances or restorations. We use a more efficient and precise digital impression system that’s putty-free. All we do is wave a wand around the mouth, and within a few short minutes, we’ll have a detailed digital blueprint of your mouth that we can send off to our lab to craft a perfectly-fitted mouthguard, occlusal splint, or restoration.
Soft Tissue Laser
A soft tissue dental laser is a small device that produces a focused beam of light to remove overgrown or severely damaged tissue in the mouth and kill harmful bacteria on-contact. We can use this device to help us fit restorations and during scaling and root planing to remove infected gum tissue and stop the condition from progressing.