At Fresh Pond Dental, we are always looking for ways to provide our patients with the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Part of this effort involves investing in state-of-the-art dental technology to aid us in diagnosing and treating a range or oral health problems. Our advanced tools and services also enhance patient comfort and help us to provide you with easy-to-understand information about the state of your teeth and gums.
Does going to the dentist make you nervous, or do you have a health condition that makes it difficult for you to remain still while you undergo dental procedures? We understand such concerns, which is why we offer three types of dental sedation. Depending on your specific situation, we may recommend oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, or general anesthesia as the best way to help you remain comfortable and relaxed during your treatment.
An intraoral camera is a small, wand-like device that helps us to get a clear look at the inside of your mouth. It serves two main purposes. One is to enable us to closely examine areas of the teeth and gums that are difficult to see with the naked eye. Another is to allow us to better educate our patients. Our iTero camera automatically displays its images on a nearby monitor, so we can use them as a visual aid to help you fully understand your oral health.
Old-fashioned film X-rays are slow to develop, and they expose patients to a significant amount of radiation. Digital X-rays, on the other hand, automatically send their captured images to a nearby computer, and the amount of radiation used is minimal. They are safe for practically any patient, including young children. This remarkable diagnostic tool allows us to see beneath the surface of your teeth and gums to diagnose dental problems and plan for future treatment.
Digital X-rays are an indispensable tool, but the level of detail they provide is not always enough to help us plan for complex procedures. That is where our CTCB scanner, sometimes referred to simply as a cone beam scanner, comes into the picture. This machine uses a cone-shaped beam of radiation to produce extremely detailed, three-dimensional images of the inside of your mouth. Its images show bones, nerves, and more. We often use it when planning for dental implant placement or root canal therapy.
For many years, manual impressions were an essential part of dental treatment. However, they were not always precise, comfortable, or efficient. Digital impressions are different. With our iTero scanner, we simply move a small wand around your mouth. It captures countless images and then assembles them into a three-dimensional representation of your teeth. We can use digital impressions as the basis for designing many types of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and more.
We can use our eyes and manual tools to spot cavities, but we cannot always do so when the cavities are in their earliest stages. In fact, new tooth decay is often impossible to see with the naked eye. That is why we have invested in an advanced cavity detection system, which can highlight the earliest signs of tooth decay. Identifying cavities as soon as possible enables us to provide treatment that is as conservative, comfortable, and minimally invasive as possible.