Today, Fay Periodontal Associates makes the most of advancements in dentistry by offering our patients access to the latest in therapies and equipment. The current advances in dental technology make it easier for patients to improve their smile quickly and conveniently. Current technologies not only enhance dental health, they significantly reduce the time spent on dental treatments or exams.
Digital Intraoral Cameras
An intraoral camera allows us to take a digital impression of your teeth and gums. This device takes hundreds of photos per second to produce a detailed, colored, and three-dimensional visualization of your mouth. Digital impressions have revolutionized the way we place dental implants. It can also give us a detailed look at minor instances of tooth decay and gum disease.
Ultrasonic Scaler and Electric Handpieces
Ultrasonic scalers are used to perform cleanings. The scaler produces ultrasonic vibration that loosens plaque and debris from the tooth and root surfaces.
Oral Cancer Screening
An oral cancer screening is a precautionary measure that can give you peace of mind. We use the latest diagnostic tools during our screenings to provide a more comfortable and effective experience. We may recommend screening if you are at a greater risk for developing cancer due to factors like genetics and poor personal habits.
Cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT scans, are an important diagnostic tool. Unlike traditional dental x-rays, a CBCT scan gives us a 3D view of your teeth, supportive bone, and soft tissues. This can be immensely beneficial during the treatment planning for dental implants and other surgical procedures. We may also recommend a scan to help us better diagnose periodontal problems that are not initially visible to the naked eye.
Guided Implant Surgery
CBCT technology is an important part of a revolutionary system known as guided dental implant navigation. This 3D navigation system allows us to improve the precision and accuracy of implant placement. Using a CBCT scan and the guided implany surgery system, Dr. Ann Fay can develop a surgical guide tailored to your smile.
Making Diagnoses and Reducing Treatment Times
We can make better and quicker diagnoses and treat patients more easily with the use of equipment, such as CAD/CAM, intraoral camera, and digital panoramic x-ray. For example, it is now much simpler to prepare restorations when we use a CAD/CAM. The CAD/CAM permits us to make a tooth-colored onlay or inlay, veneer or crown in a single appointment. We can also use the equipment to support implant treatments.
The digital panoramic x-ray allows us to explain what is going on inside your mouth. It creates a total picture of your teeth and gums, with images that are color-enhanced and easy to see. It is also a safer way to take x-rays, as exposure to radiation is reduced by as much as 90%.
The intraoral camera permits you to see what we see when we treat your teeth and gums. Close-ups are taken of individual teeth. By using the digital panoramic x-ray and intraoral camera, we can help patients make more informed decisions about their dental therapies and health.
Now is a good time to schedule an appointment with Fay Periodontal Associates. We are here to help you improve your smile and your oral health. By using the latest in dental technology, we can outline a dental treatment program that works for your individual dental needs. Give us a call today at (816) 561-8466 to schedule an appointment and receive the best in dental treatments using the latest technology.