Thanks to digital dentistry, our practice is active in every part of care, and we can improve on treatment planning and the procedures themselves! Detailed 3D scans of your teeth and mouth tell us more about your needs. The scans we take can produce treatment models for restorative work and clear aligner treatment, you never have to bite into a goopy plaster mold at our office. With CEREC technology and 3D printing technology, we also create treatment models and restorations in-house. Because our restorations are made here instead of at a lab, they’re ready in just one appointment. They also come from a practice you trust instead of a third party you don’t know.
Digital x-ray technology captures remarkably detailed images of teeth and oral structures while emitting nearly 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. The images we need to review are captured and quickly displayed on a monitor so that we can both study them carefully and show you what is happening with your smile.
CEREC In-Office Restorations
CEREC dental technology makes the restoration of vulnerable teeth easier in several ways. Full and partial crowns as well as veneers can be produced with this technology in just one visit, making treatments shorter and more convenient. Because CEREC produces restorations made from compressed porcelain, your treatment will provide long-term support along with cosmetic benefits.
Benefits of same-day restorations include:
- Shorter treatment times
- Fewer visits
- No need for temporary restorations that are uncomfortable and hard to keep in place
3D printing technology gives us the means to do more when it comes to planning and providing your care. The models we create can help with diagnoses and treatment planning, plus we can craft restorations in-house to shorten treatment times. 3D printing also let us make your clear aligners in-house, which means your treatment can begin sooner!
Electric handpieces speed up the removal of decay during restorative treatment. As a result, we shorten the treatment time needed to prepare your tooth for the placement of your permanent restoration.
Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) produces a detailed 3D x-ray of your mouth and teeth that we can use for evaluation and treatment planning. This detailed offers a better reference as we determine treatment needs, and it can reveal potential complications we can plan around and resolve more easily. 3D scans are useful in treating alignment issues, and they provide better information to prepare for dental implant placement.
Rotary Endodontics relies on a special electrical handpiece that makes the removal of decayed and damaged tissues within the tooth faster. For patients who need to undergo root canal therapy, we use this technology to shorten the time needed to remove the concerning material within the tooth before your restoration is placed.
The right dental care calls for a supportive team, a wide array of services, and access to the right technology. Dental technology helps us do more in-office while also shortening treatment times and making your experiences in the dentist’s chair more comfortable. For more information, contact Farmington Smiles in Farmington, MI at 248-474-8060.