Advanced Dental Technology
Dr. Pennington and Dr. Parker take full advantage of innovations in dental technology to provide their patients with exceptional, comfortable care. They upgrade their technology regularly to ensure they have the best equipment available.
Ivoclar Soft Tissue Laser
Laser dentistry makes dental procedures more comfortable for the patient. Procedures can be completed more quickly and there is no lasting discomfort. We use the Ivoclar soft tissue laser to treat oral lesions, to provide frenectomies (removal of invasive gum tissue) and for cosmetic gum surgery to even out a gum line or correct a gummy smile.
Panoramic X-rays capture a detailed, 360° view of your entire mouth in a single image. We use this type of X-ray to evaluate jaw joint problems, plan denture cases, and for orthodontic treatment.
Digital X-rays are high-speed X-rays that use 80% less radiation than film X-rays. They allow our doctors to examine fine details such as early forming cavities. Digital X-rays can be displayed on a monitor so that we can show our patients any problem areas and discuss treatment options.
3D Cone Beam CT Scanner
The cone beam CT scanner produces highly accurate, high definition three-dimensional images that provide invaluable information when planning dental implantation procedures. Our doctors are able to analyze the position of sinuses, tooth roots and jawbone with greater accuracy than with traditional film X-rays or other scans.
SICAT software is used for planning precise dental implantation as well as to check bite alignment in real time. The 3D imaging software shows exactly how a patient’s jaw moves when chewing or opening and how the upper and lower arches of teeth meet. This advanced technology allows our doctors to pinpoint areas of misalignment that can cause discomfort and damage to teeth.
Sidexis Implant-Planning Software
After taking comprehensive 3D X-rays of your mouth and jaw, we use Sidexes software to carefully plan all the details of the dental implant placement procedure.
Our doctors use the Global dental microscope to illuminate hard-to-see areas of the mouth allowing for earlier diagnosis and treatment of any issues. This technology provides the magnification needed for our doctors to locate root canals that aren’t easily visible when performing endodontic procedures.
Loupes and headlamps mounted to glasses give our dentists premium magnification, illumination and clarity of vision. Our patients who are physicians themselves have commented on the quality of our loupes.
Intraoral cameras are small handheld digital cameras that project an enlarged image of the inside of your mouth onto a computer screen. We use the Fuji S2 intraoral camera as an exam, treatment planning and educational tool for our patients.
Our hygienists use ultrasonic scalers to quickly and painlessly remove hardened plaque and stains from the surface of your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers use high-frequency sound waves to remove buildup without harming your teeth.
Isolite® Oral Illumination
The Isolite system has five levels of illumination, allowing our doctors and hygienists to choose the perfect light source for any procedure. Using the dual vacuum controls, we can focus on a specific area of humidity for more comfortable treatment.
Our doctors use electric handpieces to make routine dental procedures a quieter and more relaxing experience. Electric handpieces offer increased efficiency and thoroughness for certain procedures when compared to the traditional drill. The result is shorter procedures which means less time you spend in the dental chair.
Air abrasion uses tiny particles to gently blast away tooth decay on small cavities. This procedure is more comfortable than a conventional drill, and we especially like to use this method of decay removal when working with children.
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