Technology

Ceramill

If you are a candidate for dental crowns or dentures, we will need to make digital impressions of your teeth before fabricating your custom teeth. We use Ceramill technology to produce high-quality teeth and the system allows us to create fabrications with great precision and a high aesthetic appeal. The Ceramill system with TRIOS intramural scanner is a valuable technology that is only available at select practices.

Digital impressions made using the Ceramill TRIOS system save the patient time and increases the patient’s comfort level. There is no need to make traditional impression materials so this means less time spent in the chair. You can see your impressions right away while sitting in the dental chair, and the high level of precision with this technology reduces the risk of errors. We can take a quick scan of the teeth to produce high-quality dental crowns and dentures relatively quickly. Digital impressions can also be taken to take a closer look at the bite and make changes if needed.

Digital dentistry using the Ceramill system offers many benefits to the patient and the practice. If you are deemed to be a candidate for dental crowns or dentures, we may need to take digital impressions using the Ceramill TRIOS system. Learn more about Ceramill during your consultation.

Other benefits include:
  • High level of precision
  • Optimum fabrication procedure
  • More time for the patient
  • High-quality digital impressions
  • True color scanning for more definition
  • Easy integration

Diagnodent

The Diagnodent helps detect dental caries at the earliest possible stage so that the most appropriate treatment can be presented to you.

Diagnodent is a fluorescent laser that finds cavities which lie beneath the surface of the tooth. There are often cavities that x-rays and the explorer do not find. This advanced technology helps to preserve a greater amount of your tooth structure by uncovering dental decay before it progresses too far.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are quickly becoming the standard in dental imaging.

Digital x-rays allow the doctor to get a much better view of your teeth and potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software allows the doctor to see a number of different views of the tooth to gain a better understanding of the proper course of management. Digital x-rays provide a great benefit to the patient. Not only are they an excellent diagnostic tool, but they decrease radiation to the patient by over 80%.

Intra-Oral Camera

An Intra-Oral Camera works the same way as your home video camera: an image is taken in the mouth and displayed on TV or monitor in real time.

With an intra-oral digital camera, patient education is simplified by being able to help the patient see what the dentist sees. Intraoral Digital Cameras allow your Dentist to visualize more, helping diagnose fractures the naked eye would never have seen.

CBCT scanner

CBCT Scanner can be used in planning your treatment
The Kodak 9300 System represents a quantum leap forward in dental office technology. The Dental Offices of Dr. David Gardner recently acquired one of these state-of-the-art systems to provide fast, accurate three-dimensional diagnostics to our dental office capabilities. This is called “cone beam” rather than traditional hospital type “CAT” which means the exposure time is less than a minute as opposed to a 30-minute exposure of traditional CAT scans. This is extremely minimal radiation to the patient. We have data and charts to illustrate this information to those who may be concerned about radiation dosage.

Complex dental problems require innovative solutions. With the Kodak 9300 System, we are able to instantly see and identify dental issues that were once hidden. With high definition, panoramic 3D capabilities, the Kodak 9300 unit has revolutionized the field of dental diagnostics, allowing us to provide fast, accurate and pain free images for correct diagnosis and treatments. We will be able to show you that we can place the implant in a given area using this computer-generated image of your anatomy prior to doing the actual procedure in your mouth. It also allows us to generate an accurate surgical guide for placing the implants. We keep our CT costs below $300 for the patients as opposed to a hospital CAT that is well over $1,000.