04 Dec How Technology Can Improve Your Oral Health
Technology has changed every part of life, and its impact on oral health care has been huge. Today, your dentist has multiple technologies that make caring for your teeth and gums more precise, less invasive, and more comfortable than ever before. At the dental office of John R. Carson, DDS, we’re pleased to offer patients the latest technologies to make appointments easier than ever. Here is a look at some of the ways that technology can improve your oral health.
In the past, certain oral restorations like crowns and onlays meant multiple appointments, clunky temporaries, and unpredictable results. Today, we have CEREC. CEREC is a CAD/CAM system, which means it allows computer-aided design and manufacturing of restorations right in the dentist’s office. In a single appointment, you can get a finished restoration designed to match your natural teeth precisely, without having to deal with impressions or silver-colored fillings. CEREC also lets your dentist preserve more of your healthy teeth structure, improving your long-term oral health outcomes.
X-rays are nothing new in dental treatments, but digital radiography is. With a digital x-ray, your dentist never has to worry about losing the x-ray films, and the images are available immediately. The images can also be easily shared on multiple computers throughout the practice to allow for quick collaboration on care and to show the images to you. Additionally, digital x-rays typically use less radiation while often also being more detailed and precise, so your dentist can make more informed treatment decisions.
The intraoral camera is another way your dentist can involve you in treatment decisions. The video feed is set up beside the treatment chair and projects clear, detailed images on a screen so your dentist can explain areas of concern and help you visualize your treatment planning. This camera also makes it easier for your dentist to spot early signs from problems, from decay to oral cancer.
Make sure your oral health care is being delivered with the most current technology available by scheduling an appointment with John R. Carson, DDS. You can reach our dentist office in Tucson by calling (520) 514-7203.