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Technology

CEREC CAD/CAM

After examinations, consultations and maybe a few hesitations, you have finally confirmed your dental appointment for your new ceramic crown, onlay or veneer.   You’ll be pleased to know that the hard part is now behind you.  The procedure itself will be a breeze, thanks to our new one-visit CEREC® dental system.

We’re excited to announce that we have improved our ceramic dental restoration technology for you with the purchase of the CEREC® system. It involves an amazing new capability that allows you to be in and out of our office in just one visit instead of the two or three you would typically have to endure in order to complete your restoration.

That means fewer injections, less drilling and less time taken from your hectic schedule to produce your beautiful new smile! 

 

 

Using CEREC®, we’re able to place your permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay or veneer immediately – no temporary solutions! Most dental offices measure you for your dental work and then place a temporary filling in your tooth while the permanent ceramic crown, inlay, onlay, veneer or crown is being manufactured.  You then have to make another appointment to remove the temporary filling and replace it with the permanent one.  Our new equipment eliminates this back-and-forth business and provides natural looking restorations from durable high-quality ceramic materials in a single treatment session, without the need for provisional fillings. It is not only an effective and efficient system, it’s entertaining too as you can share our unique 3-dimensional view of your tooth on a screen that allows you to watch the whole 3D design process as it happens. It’s the world’s only system of this type, and we’re proud to say that we have this proven technology in our office now, ready to create perfect, immediate restorations for our patients.

Come in and see our CEREC® technology today, and ask how it can make your next ceramic restoration easy, effective and attractive!
 

Digital Radiographs

Dental technology has improved the way dentists practice their craft. Thanks to science, modern techniques allow patients to receive dental treatment without the pain and time associated with old-fashioned dentistry. Dental technology is even being developed to make dental X-rays safer and more convenient.

The physical process for digital radiography is actually similar to traditional dental X-rays that use film: With digital radiography, your dentist inserts a sensor into your mouth to capture images of your teeth -- but that's where the similarities between conventional and digital dental X-rays end. Although it resembles the film used for bitewings and other X-rays, the digital sensor is electronic and connected to a computer. Once the X-ray is taken, the image is projected on a screen for the doctor to view. 

The CAESY Patient Education System

The CAESY Patient Education System explains many dental conditions and procedures in both English and Spanish!

DIAGNOdent

Utilizing a special fluorescent light, the DIAGNOdent device can help your dentist find “hidden” cavities before they become a major problem. While improving the overall oral health of Americans by hardening tooth enamel, fluoridation has also ironically made early cavities harder to detect, since incipient cavities that once began on the tooth’s surface have now tend to start below the surface. By improving cavity detection and noninvasive examination of teeth without repeated X-ray exposure, the DIAGNOdent allows your dentist to find minor problems and treat them before they turn into major pains.

Compact Intraoral Camera

Intraoral photography is another alternative to traditional dental X-rays. With intraoral photography, problems such as cavities, fractures and discolorations in the teeth, as well as gum disease, are captured through clear and sharp images. The camera also allows you to see what the dentist sees on a monitor right in front of you, making it easier for you to understand and appreciate any potential problems or risks to your oral health.

Sirona Cone Beam

Blue River Dental | Dentist Shelbyville INMore and more orthodontists, oral surgeons and other dental specialists are using a new dental imaging technology called 3D cone beam scans – and for good reason. 3D cone beam scans produce high-quality 3D images of teeth, teeth roots, jaws and even the skull. These 3D images allow dental professionals to identify potential problems that oftentimes go unnoticed with traditional dental images. 3D cone beam scans have benefits for patients, too: they emit far less radiation than traditional dental X-rays!