We truly believe that by investing in the best technology, we can provide the best care to our patients. Both Dr. Hooper and Dr. Crow have been on the cutting edge of digital dentistry and single-visit dentistry for over a decade. In fact, Dr. Hooper speaks about this topic across the nation to encourage and train other dentists to adopt technology into their practices in order to provide an unmatched service to their patients.
Advanced technology means you can save time, money, and have less invasive and more comfortable experiences, every time. Check out below to see what technology we offer to better serve you!
CEREC – CAD/CAM
CEREC utilizes 3D photography and a Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) process to assist dentists in designing virtual restorations. The CAD/CAM system transfers the design to a milling machine that precisely cuts the restoration from a ceramic block. It allows us to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one visit.
With 3D imaging we can see much more than we could in the past with less detailed 2D images. This technology allows the doctors to see and diagnose an issue with more accuracy and speed, thereby improving the level of care for our patients. Also, we can safely plan dental implants or even help analyze your airway, if you are struggling with sleep apnea, to determine possible treatment options.
Digital X-rays allow you and your dentist to see instant images of your teeth on a large computer screen right in front of you with incredible detail and clarity. They are taken with a digital sensor that fits comfortably in your mouth and requires significantly less radiation than the x-rays of the past that were taken on film.
With intraoral pictures taken of your teeth during your visit, the doctors and staff can show you exactly what we see when we are looking in your mouth during examinations. We can actually show you decay, cracks or a broken tooth on a computer screen so you can have a complete understanding of the state of your oral health.