A trip to the museum can tell you; dental technology has come a very long way in the past 50-100 years. Today's dental technologies allow dentists an unprecedented capability to manage pain, examine the oral cavity (teeth, jawbone, tissue) and repair/replace teeth. Here are a few of the technologies we use at David Quigley Dentistry:
Intra-Oral cameras are tiny cameras that show the inside of your mouth, letting you see your teeth and dental treatment first-hand.
Digital X-rays are used to find hidden dental structures, tumors, tooth decay, periodontal disease and bone loss. These X-rays are a vital tool for oral cancer screenings and dental exams. Digital X-rays use much less radiation than traditional dental X-rays, and produce higher-quality images.
A panoramic X-ray takes an "all-around" image of your teeth and jaws, allowing you and your dentist to see all your teeth and your entire jaw in one image. This is a great tool for assessing wisdom teeth, detecting bone loss and joint abnormalities, and locating ideal spots to place dental implants.
Cephalometric X-rays take a "side-view" of your head, allowing your dentist to check the alignment of your jaw and teeth as part of orthodontic treatment, and they are used for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders as well.
Soft tissue lasers are an alternative to scalpels for making incisions and cutting soft tissue. The advantage of using a laser is that lasers are capable of making precision cuts, and they also eliminate bleeding, resulting in shorter healing times for you.
E4D stands for Evolution 4 Dentistry, which is an advanced computer design technology that allows us to prepare restorations such as crowns, inlays, and veneers in our office instead of in a lab. This allows you to get measured and fitted for a natural looking and perfected matched restoration in one visit to our office.