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Dental technology is a rapidly advancing field and can help restore the form, function, and health of a patient’s mouth through the use of new and improved computerized, cutting-edge technology and tools.
At Langtree Dental Associates, we use breakthrough dental technology to provide you with safe, pain-free, and quick results.
Intraoral cameras are handheld devices shaped like oversized pens, which have the capability to take hundreds of in-depth and highly accurate pictures in a single second. These cameras are equipped with LED lights and fluorescent UV lights that are whiter and brighter than regular lights and hence offer improved visibility.
As a result, it can capture dental issues that may be missed by the naked eye. The image captured is high definition and can be transferred to a monitor where it can be examined from all angles.
Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging that uses digital sensors to detect dental defects instead of using photographic films. Digital radiography offers a lot of benefits over traditional x-rays.
Dr. Shannon Snipe uses digital radiography because of its improved ability for finding small cavities and fractures, checking the health of the tooth root and the supporting structure of the tooth, looking for impacted teeth, checking the health of the temporomandibular joint, the state of your bite (occlusion), problems in your facial bones and the jaw development with respect to your teeth.
Same Day Crowns
Same-day crowns employ CEREC technology along with CAD/CAM software to create high-grade porcelain crowns in a single appointment.
At Langtree Dental Associates, we use an intraoral camera to make 3D impressions of your mouth. These impressions are sent to the screen where we can digitally manipulate them to make any necessary changes. Once the image is finalized, we will send it to a milling machine that fabricates a same-day crown from a block of superior-quality porcelain.
This prevents you from going through the hassle of scheduling multiple appointments to get your dental crown and save you time, money, and energy.
Diagnodent laser scans your teeth with laser light to find hidden dental decay in the biting surface of your teeth. This instrument is extremely accurate when it comes to detecting decay that is hidden beneath the surface of the tooth. Left untreated, subsurface caries can eat your tooth from the inside out, resulting in much expensive restorative work in the future.
Diagnodent laser can detect the caries in its earliest stage in a completely pain-free and safe way, improving your treatment options.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue lasers are very effective and accurate when it comes to making incisions in the gums and hence they are very useful in the treatment of periodontal disease, gummy smiles, and oral ulcers and sores.
These lasers can also seal nerve endings and blood vessels so there is little bleeding during the procedure. They also reduce the risk of infection and accelerate the healing process.
3D imaging gives Dr. Shannon Snipe a more accurate view of the mouth and helps identify potential problems of the teeth and gums. Thanks to this technology, we can now view the structure of the teeth, mouth, face, and head in very minute details and hence, it is very useful in cosmetic and restorative procedures, oral surgery, and orthodontic treatment.
Cone Beam CT Scan
A 3D cone beam computed tomography is a diagnostic imaging tool that spreads x-ray radiation into a cone-shaped beam and makes a 360 degree rotation around your head to create a single panoramic image.
This technology is very effective in providing detailed 3D imaging of the teeth, sinuses, nasal cavity, facial bones, and jaw to get a much more comprehensive picture of person’s maxillofacial health.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are concerned for your oral health, dental technology can help diagnose the issue and expedite treatment. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (704) 672-0477 today.