Dental Technology The Future of Dentistry is Here
At Bethel Dental Clinic, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art facility. Our team is continually updating our office with the latest instruments so we’re able to deliver care that is consistently fast, precise, and comfortable. We have the kind of technology that can rival any large clinic in the United States and Europe. Our office will completely change the way you feel about the dentist, showing you just how easy modern dentistry makes it to achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
Why Choose Us for Dental Technology?
- Digital X-rays: Faster appointments & less radiation
- Cone Beam CT Scanner: Unmatched diagnostic precision
- The Wand: Dental anesthetic without the pinch!
Advanced Technology for Superior Care
X-rays enable our team to catch and diagnose any dental issues that might be hidden below the surface of the smile. Instead of using traditional film, we’ve gone fully digital. By comparison, digital X-rays are able to capture clearer images, take less time to develop, and emit only a fraction of the radiation as well. Plus, the images can be stored, copied, and sent infinitely, making it easy for our team to look them up to see how your teeth have changed over time.
Our intraoral camera will give you a “dentist’s-eye view” of your smile. It fits easily into the mouth to take high-definition pictures of your teeth and gums, and we can show them to you right in the treatment room on a chairside monitor. These will help make your appointments more transparent and easier to understand. Your dentist can use them to talk about the current state of your dental health and point out any problem areas that might require additional treatment.
CONE BEAM CT SCANNER
Coming up with an extremely precise treatment plan is very important when placing dental implants, as a few millimeters can make all the difference in the success of the procedure. That’s why we like to use our cone beam CT scanner, which is able to create an exhaustively-detailed 3D image of the teeth, jaw, and nerves in and around the mouth. With this information, we can fully personalize a procedure based on a patient’s dental anatomy, making it as efficient and noninvasive as possible.
DIGITAL IMPRESSION SYSTEM
Dental impressions are necessary for designing a wide variety of restorative and cosmetic services, including crowns, porcelain veneers, and dentures. To speed up the process of creating one and save our patients from having to bite down on dental putty, we can now take impressions with a few non-contact scans of the teeth. Our digital impression technology is used to capture THOUSANDS of close-up images of the teeth and gums, which the advanced software quickly stitches together to create one cohesive model of the bite we can use to design any treatment digitally.
SOFT TISSUE LASER
In the past, treating gum disease often involved a scalpel and sutures, which isn’t very pleasant for the patient. Thankfully, dentistry has progressed quite a bit over the past few years, introducing state-of-the-art dental lasers. Using our soft tissue laser, we can quickly and comfortably remove harmful bacteria as well as infected tissue while causing little to no bleeding, swelling, or pain. It’s an extremely reliable and precise instrument that also delivers a consistently comfortable experience for our patients.
Patients certainly appreciate it when we give them local anesthetic so they won’t feel any pain, but many absolutely HATE the shot that is required to get it. If this sounds like you, then you’ll love The Wand. This technology applies a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to quickly numb it before administering the medication very slowly and evenly. This approach causes the body to not even register that anything is happening, meaning patients won’t feel that little “pinch” before they go numb.
CAVITY DETECTION SYSTEM
Finding and treating tooth decay is extremely important, and we normally could only do it before by examining our patient’s teeth using small metal tools. This method often misses extremely small cavities, allowing them to worsen over time. Thanks to our state-of-the-art cavity detection system, nothing gets past us anymore. This tool scans the enamel with a special light that can find even the slightest hint of decay, meaning we can intervene with conservative care as early as possible and stop many cavities before they cause serious damage in the first place.
ORAL CANCER SCREENING
When performing our oral cancer screenings, we’ll use an instrument called OralID, which is a special kind of fluorescence technology that is able to illuminate potentially cancerous cells that would normally be invisible to the naked eye. This enables us to catch abnormalities as early as possible so a patient can get the care they need right away. This device literally helps us save people’s lives every year!
ELECTRONIC DENTAL RECORDS
Our goal is to have a completely paper-free practice one day, and our electronic dental records are a huge step towards that. With them, we can instantly access all the information we need about our patients, ensuring we know everything about their health history, medications, allergies, and past dental treatments. Plus, thanks to all of the space we’re able to save in our office because we don’t need a bunch of filing cabinets, we have more room for technology that enhances our patients’ experiences.
PLANMECA DIGITAL SCANNER
When you need to have your teeth, gums and oral structures digitally captured, you shouldn’t have to settle for gray-putty material. With the Planmeca Digital Scanner, it’s easy to obtain a fully detailed 3D image of your mouth. Whether you need a customized nightguard, tooth-colored fillings to repair teeth, or a series of restorations placed as part of your full-mouth reconstruction, the versatility of the digital impression scanner from Planmeca makes life easier for patients and dentists alike.
Through the power of transillumination technology, we can easily capture the early signs of cavities before they have a chance to take form. With it, we can see through the tooth, exposing its internal structure and recognize any occlusal, interproximal, or recurrent legions or cracks in tooth enamel. Thanks to its use of non-ionizing radiation, it’s also completely safe for children, pregnant women, and patients who may feel uncomfortable about X-ray exposure.