Technology is constantly changing and evolving, and that same progress can be seen in dentistry, especially if you’re a patient at Ambiance Dental Spa. Dr. Hightower works hard to stay on the leading-edge of dental care and make sure our dental office is always up to date with the latest instruments. That way, we can provide patients what they need more effectively, in less time, and with more comfort. If you’re ready to experience truly state-of-the-art dentistry, contact us today.
Rather than just shining a light into your mouth, our team can use a pen-sized camera to take high-resolution, close-up images of your teeth and gums during regular checkups. These can be displayed on a nearby monitor so our team can easily spot any potential dental issues, plus you’ll have the opportunity to finally see your smile from your dentist’s perspective. This will make it much easier to understand your oral health needs and how certain treatments may help.
Instead of having a patient bite down onto dental putty for minutes at a time, now all we need to do is quickly scan the teeth to create an impression. This small device fits easily into the mouth, and the entire process only takes a few minutes. The scans are pieced together by software to generate an accurate model of the teeth we can use to design a wide array of treatments. Even better, we always get exactly what we need on the first try, so we never have to waste time on retakes!
Dental X-rays are essential to examining the mouth and detecting dental issues below the surface of the gums, but they cause many patients to feel nervous because of the radiation they emit. Thankfully, our digital X-rays expose patients to 90% LESS radiation compared to traditional film (which was already minimal), helping many breathe easy. Plus, they create higher quality images and only take seconds to develop, which saves patients a tremendous amount of time during their routine appointments.
Although lasers might seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, they are actually incredibly useful in modern dentistry. We can use a soft tissue laser to treat gum disease and even enhance your smile’s appearance. Lasers are more precise and less invasive than traditional instruments. Plus, they are so comfortable that in some cases, they eliminate the need for local anesthesia altogether!