Eastpark Dental regularly invests in the latest technologies, because we believe our skills and finesse are only as good as the tools we use to perform our work. There have been so many technological advances in oral healthcare in recent years, and we’re proud to include them in our family and cosmetic dentistry care.
Digital Films (X-Rays)
Digital films (x-rays) use less than half of the radiation that traditional films do. They also allow us to view the image on a larger scale giving us the ability to detect and treat problems at an earlier stage.
Traditional films are 1.5 inches wide:
Digital films (x-rays) can be seen 12 inches wide or more while maintaining high resolution:
Intraoral cameras allow you to see what we see on a magnified level. It’s also a helpful tool in educating our patients about their oral health conditions.
Intraoral photo showing defective amalgams with decay around them:
Post-treatment photo showing restored, natural-looking teeth:
Laser Cavity Detection
We can now use a special type of laser to detect cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth at the earliest stages, when they might otherwise go unseen on x-rays. This early detections allows us to treat areas of concern with minimally invasive procedures while still maintaining the overall health of the tooth.
CAD/CAM (or computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) gives us the ability to create your dental crowns right here in the office. This allows for very accurate and rapid fabrication of most crowns which can cut down, or in some cases eliminate, the amount of time patients are wearing a temporary crown.
Soft Tissue Laser Therapy
With soft-tissue laser therapy, we can re-contour your gum line to expose the smile that lies beneath overgrown gum tissue. Healing is rapid, and the procedure provides little to no post-operative discomfort.
Electric Handpieces (Drills)
Dental handpieces (drills) have been greatly improved over the years. Our new electric handpieces are not only quieter but have less vibration than traditional drills. These improvements make procedures smoother and more efficient.