The Parkcrest Dental Group is always looking forward to new, modern gadgets and technology in dentistry to make your visit easier, and our jobs more efficient. General dentistry, orthodontic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry all involve some complicated tools for complicated work – which makes some really fertile ground for innovation. Join the Parkcrest Dental Group in looking at some of the most exciting new and upcoming tech and tools in oral care.
We’re all familiar with X-Rays and how they work, but did you know that X-Rays are going digital? Digital X-Rays function in much the same way as traditional X-Ray machines but reduce the amount of radiation that’s needed to get an image of your teeth. Not only that, but digital X-Ray machines also produce higher-quality pictures. It also means that your appointment is faster and easier since digital X-Ray images don’t require the time that typical X-Rays need to develop.
Intraoral Digital Cameras
Another step-up in accuracy and clarity comes with the invention of intraoral digital cameras. These are cameras on a wand-shaped device that can be used to find the harder-to-see problems with a patient’s teeth or gums.
The mouth is a difficult place to fully examine, and intraoral cameras make it much easier, providing a clear, accurate image while offering flexible, versatile control for the dentist or oral surgeon. Many of these cameras also now connect wirelessly to a screen that allows the patient to see what their dentist sees, giving them a great understanding of their own dental and oral health, as well as the procedure.
Stronger Bonding and Filling
Many of the patients at the Parkcrest Dental Group come to us for fillings and fittings. Anyone who has had either of these – or has had cosmetic dentistry work done on veneers – will know about the adhesive glues and cements that are used to fix things in place.
Whether it’s for fillings, braces, veneers or something else, how strong these substances are is incredibly important. The frustration of losing a filling, or of braces coming loose, is something we all want to avoid. Manufacturers are continuously working on making stronger, faster-working, and longer-lasting adhesives for dental work.
The Parkcrest Dental Group’s Modern Sensibilities
At the Parkcrest Dental Group, we’re always exploring new options in dental technology to make things easier for you. If you’re looking for a dentist in Springfield, MO, an orthodontist, or are considering cosmetic dentistry, contact us today.