When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Elbrecht, Dr. Summerlin, Dr. Emily Summerlin, and staff utilize the latest advanced dental technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. They are continually keeping informed in the latest advances in dentistry to provide their patients the best care possible.
Magnification Used in Dental Procedures
Advanced Dental Care uses advanced dental technology like magnification in all of our dental procedures. This allows us to better visualize the minute details involved in delivering precise and accurate diagnoses and treatments.
Why use digital imaging?
Our team chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. The importance of dental radiographs can not be emphasized enough. This allows us to more accurately inform patients of their dental needs earlier, therefore allowing more conservative treatment options.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Are dental radiographs safe?
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Advanced Dental Care utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less radiation when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. They are safer, more accurate, and more time-efficient than traditional dental radiographs.
What is an intraoral camera?
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Why use an intraoral camera?
The Advanced Dental Care utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.