Dental Technology that Enhances All Aspects of Dentistry
One of the newest advances in dental technology at our Denver, NC, practice is digital radiography. Digital x-rays allow the patient to receive a higher quality x-ray with 90% less radiation than that of conventional x-rays. With this type of x-ray, it is possible to enlarge and view the picture and surrounding anatomy on the computer screen without any waiting. This allows decay to be detected at a much earlier stage resulting in smaller restorations and conservation of tooth structure.
Cone beam 3D CAT scan
Cone beam CAT scans have become a integral part of dentistry when implants, extractions and bone loss are involved. Ordinary x-ray pictures are 2-dimensional, so since your teeth and jaws are 3-dimensional, these images provide a more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning tool. CBCT scans have become an important part of our practice and with only a fraction of the radiation of a medical CT scan, these scans allow Dr. Avason to diagnose treatment in a much more effective manner than traditional x-rays.
Intraoral cameras are devices that allow us to take pictures of your teeth and restorations so that you can see the areas of concern and make a more accurate and informed decision about the welfare of your teeth. This also allows us to better educate our patients about proper oral hygiene and brushing techniques.
We know that coming to the dentist isn’t on the top of everyone’s enjoyable list, but here we try to make it a more pleasant experience. From the moment you enter, we make every effort to make you feel at ease, from the home-like décor to chairs with memory foam, this office is not your typical dental office. We also have cable TV in every room on flat screen televisions located at the foot of every chair. Our goal is to make this the most comfortable experience it can be.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III