7 Ways Technology Will Improve Your Next Dental Visit

January 21, 2018

In today’s modern dental office, oral health concerns can be caught earlier and treated faster than ever before. Patients benefit from faster, more predictable treatment, while clinicians benefit by providing more effective treatment with less complications. At Shades Creek Dental we have made a significant investment in technology to help better treat and communicate with our patients.  Here are just a few advancements that we offer:

  • Digital X-Rays

We have the newest sensors available that provide remarkable resolution for consistently detailed images delivered with the lowest levels of radiation needed. Advanced diagnostic capabilities ensure your tooth has the correct diagnosis.

  • Intraoral Cameras

The SoproLife intraoral camera takes remarkably clear pictures of your teeth for better understanding of Dr. MacBeth’s treatment recommendations.  It also utilizes an auto-fluorescence technology to detect decay in its earliest stage and can aid the doctor in cavity removal by differentiating healthy and damaged tooth structure.

  • Digital Scanners

At Shades Creek we utilize 3D scanning technology to eliminate physical flaws associated with conventional impressions and can produce higher quality prosthetics with fewer remakes. This technology can also speed-up turnaround times for lab procedures and communicate with our in-office milling unit to make same-day crowns!

  • Crown Milling Unit

Our milling units take the digital impressions and designs that we create to grind or mill precise restorations quickly.  Because it is in the office, we are able to place restorations in a single visit, resulting in less visits to the office!

  • Electric Handpieces (Drills)

When compared to traditional air-driven drills, electric drills allow for more precise drilling, with less noise and vibration.  This is a great for both the patient and the team members and allows for more comfortable treatment.

  • Nitrous in all Rooms

At Shades Creek Dental, all treatment and hygiene rooms are equipped with Nitrous Oxide, or “laughing gas”. Nitrous gas can work quickly to help you feel calm and comfortable for your procedures.  When finished with treatment, you will breathe only oxygen to flush the nitrous oxide out of your system, leaving you completely capable of driving yourself home.

  • In-Room Entertainment

At Shades Creek, we realize that the dental office is not the most enjoyable place to be.

To enhance the patient experience, we have TV’s on the wall and ceiling, available with Netflix so you can catch up on your favorite show while getting your teeth cleaned, or while completing a procedure.

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Schedule an appointment today and come visit us at our brand new Homewood location! Located on the corner of Broadway Street and Green Springs just across from our namesake, Shades Creek, we’re right in your neighborhood.