Advanced Dental Technology — Brandon, SD
Adding Innovation to Your Dental Experience
Advancements in dentistry have made the field much more predictable and comfortable. We can detect cavities before they get to a stage necessitating more extensive procedures, allowing us to perform conservative dentistry. We can also show you your mouth at 35X magnification with an intraoral camera or digital photography, so you can better understand the dentist’s explanations. X-rays are now digital, not only reducing radiation exposure to minuscule amounts but they are also displayed on computer monitors, magnified for easy review and diagnosis.
Some of our patients have not seen a dentist in a while because of their fears. We completely understand and treat them with the utmost respect. To accommodate these patients, we offer music of their choosing via headphones to help them relax and take their minds off the procedure.
One of the most advanced solutions in dental technology available today is air abrasion. This unique device uses compressed air to target small areas of tooth decay, removing them from the tooth’s surface. Instead of turning to a traditional drill that causes loud noises, vibrations, and added pressure, this conservative solution is more patient-friendly, especially when used to prepare a tooth for a filling, dental sealants, or remove surface stains.
DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection
Cavity detection is now easier than ever thanks to our DIAGNOdent device. This unique laser scans teeth to identify even the smallest cavities. Those that form in the various pits and gaps of teeth are often hardest to detect, but the DIAGNOdent laser uses a fluorescent light and beeping sound when problem areas are found. As a result, this allows our team to administer treatment sooner so that you avoid more extensive restorative dentistry care in the future.
Digital Dental X-Rays
When needing to view the area beneath your gumline, our team relies on digital dental X-rays. While traditional methods still prove beneficial, they often do not produce the same high-resolution quality that is needed to ensure accurate results. The device we use in our Brandon dental office emits far less radiation and captures scans in just seconds, allowing patients to experience a more comfortable approach to diagnostic imaging.
Our dental team is pleased to make it easily accessible for patients like yourself to view what is going on inside the mouth. Using an intraoral camera, the handheld, camera-tipped device showcases your teeth, gums, and oral anatomy on a chairside monitor so that you and our dentists can see. The scans captured by the small camera make it possible to view problem areas and better understand the reason for treatment.
Patients who are suffering from gingivitis or advanced periodontitis can benefit from the use of MyPerioPath, which is a salivary DNA test that is designed to determine the underlying cause of a periodontal (gum) infection. Not only can our dental team review the results and better understand the root cause but also if the individual might be at risk for more serious health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or cardiovascular disease.
iTero Digital Scanner
When restorations must be created (i.e., dental crowns, veneers, etc.), we don’t always have to use traditional dental putty that is cold and gag-inducing. Instead, our team employs our iTero digital scanner. This handheld device quickly scans the teeth and gums so that a three-dimensional model is created on a nearby screen. Once adjustments are made by our dentists, we will send it off to a dental lab, where technicians can accurately create your new restoration to ensure a comfortable fit.
CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns
When you have a tooth that's badly in need of support and restoration, waiting over the course of multiple appointments for your finished dental crown can feel like an eternity. Thankfully, CEREC same-day dental technology allows us to fit this process into one convenient visit without cutting any corners or reducing the quality you deserve. You'll be able to leave our office with a rejuvenated smile that feels and looks better than ever, no weeks of waiting required!