Technology around the world is getting faster and more powerful with each passing day, and thankfully, that kind of progress can be seen in dentistry as well. At Dentistry at Suwanee, our entire team works diligently to stay on top of the latest advancements in the field so we can continue to provide our patients when even more comfortable, precise, and effective care. Below, you can learn more about some of the great tools we use every day to put smiles on our patients’ faces!
If you’re like most of our new patients, you’ve likely never gotten to see your smile like your dentist has. The human body doesn’t exactly make that very easy! However, thanks to our intraoral cameras, you can finally get a “dentist’s eye view” of your teeth and gums. This small camera-tipped wand can capture highly-detailed images of your mouth that we can instantly display on a large chairside monitor. You’ll finally get to see firsthand what your dentist is talking about so you can become a more active partner in your dental care.
Dentists have been using x-rays for decades in order to catch dental problems hidden beneath the surface of the teeth, and to make this tool even more effective, we’ve upgraded to only using digital x-rays. With them, we can create images much faster than traditional, film-based x-rays, and they also expose our patients (and us!) to 90% LESS radiation. Plus, because the images are digital, they can be easily stored, sent, and displayed so your dentist can explain what they are seeing.
When we need a little more information than a standard x-ray can provide, we will use our 3D cone beam scanner. This machine enables us to create a fully three-dimensional x-ray image of your teeth, jaw, and other surrounding structures so we can gain a much deeper understanding of your dental health. This kind of image also allows us to plan more complicated procedures such as dental implant placement in order to ensure their success as well as lessen any post-treatment discomfort you might feel.
The Waterlase Dental Laser is one of our patients’ favorite tools. Why? Because it allows us to keep the dental drill put away! This laser uses a combination of a steady stream of water and a highly-concentrated beam of light, and with it, we can clean the teeth, gums, remove dental decay, as well as shape the teeth for dental restorations. It creates very little heat, noise, or vibration, making any procedure it’s used for quick, precise, and most of all, comfortable.