Dental Technology – Newington, CT
The Future of
Dentistry is Now
Dr. Toubman knows that providing the best possible care means making sure they have access to the most advanced technology. They are continually updating the office with the latest instruments to make our care faster, more precise, and more comfortable. From more accurate, detailed diagnoses to pain-free gum disease treatments, technology has greatly enhanced our services. Read on to learn more about what Cedar Mountain Dental has to offer before you call for an appointment.
At least once every year, we will take an X-ray of your mouth to see if there are any dental issues hiding beneath the gums. Instead of using traditional film, we’ve made the switch to digital X-rays that can be developed much more quickly and can easily be stored on a computer instead of in a bulky filing cabinet. The amount of radiation you’ll be exposed to has been greatly reduced, and there are no toxic chemicals to worry about during the development process.
It’s hard to take a truly close look at your own smile, but with the images taken by our intraoral camera, you can see exactly what we see when we examine your mouth. This is a great help when it comes to being transparent with our patients; we can show you exactly what the problem is and where it’s located, giving us a handy visual aid to point to while we explain the state of your dental health and what your treatment will look like going forward.
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
With advanced treatments like dental implant placement, we can’t afford to be off by even a few millimeters. We need a clear picture of your entire mouth and jaw so that we can plan the procedure as carefully as possible to keep the risk of complications to an absolute minimum. Our cone beam CT scanner lets us create a 3D image of the mouth that captures various details such as the nerves in and around the mouth that we need to know before moving forward with any kind of advanced care.
Digital Impression System
We need to send an impression of your teeth to a dental lab to have a personalized restoration made. Traditional impressions are taken with putty, but modern technology offers a solution that’s less messy and more precise. We can take a few non-contact scans of your teeth in order to produce thousands of images that can be combined into a comprehensive model of the oral cavity, which can be used as a reference for planning various procedures.
Soft Tissue Laser
Using soft tissue lasers to treat gum disease is effective for a variety of reasons. First of all, the energy of the laser is quite effective for killing the harmful oral bacteria causing the condition in the first place. Second, it is very precise compared to a scalpel, which makes it easier to remove just the infected tissue and not the healthy parts of the gum. And finally, it minimizes the amount of bleeding, swelling, or discomfort you experience afterwards.
Cavity Detection System
Visual and tactile examinations are useful for finding cavities, but we don’t want to overlook even the smallest sign of decay. With our cavity detection system, we can use a special light to scan your enamel, highlighting the areas where cavities have already started to form. The earlier we begin the treatment process, the more conservative we can be in our approach, which is where this technology makes a difference.