Today’s article describes how behind-the-scenes dental technology helps us serve our patients.
CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative treatments. These include same-day inlays/onlays and crowns.
Dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure.
CAD/CAM is also used in dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and ceramic braces.
Most Maryland dental offices use digital X-rays. Realtime digital images help dentists more easily make a diagnosis. Dentists can enlarge and otherwise improve a digital image to get a clearer picture of what’s going on.
Digital X-rays emit up to 70% less radiation. Plus, they are easier to store and access. Because they don’t require film or processing chemicals, they are more eco-friendly than conventional X-rays.
Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in dental care including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of decay.
Laser procedures often decrease the need for anesthesia. They cause less bleeding because the laser generates blood clotting. Lasers help sterilize the treatment area, decreasing the risk of infection.
The latest technology helps our team provide superior dental service to our patients. The future of dentistry is here today at Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS.
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