Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are more comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
We utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. In some cases, an intraoral camera is just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These treatments can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
We choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. We utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
3D CONE BEAM
Legends Dental offers a remarkable new technology that creates virtually limitless views of the face, neck and teeth, for more complete treatment planning.
It's called 3D Cone Beam Imaging. It's fast, simple and completely painless: patients just sit in a chair for a single 20-second scan. And, from that scan, the dentist can quickly see computer-generated views of the bones of the face, the teeth, and other details from any angle, in 3D and in color!
It's important for your doctor to have accurate and complete information to plan your treatment. 3D Cone Beam Imaging provides that information, with a host of advantages for you and your doctors.
The cone beam images are commonly used for treatment planning of implants, oral surgery, TMJ, root canals, periodontal disease, airway assessment and oral pathology.
TECH SCAN BITE
Feel like your bite doesn’t have a “Home base”? This innovative new technology, developed and used by NASA, takes the guesswork out of equilibrations, helping us to view your bite placement and more importantly the timing of the bite. This means, that unlike other dental practices, we have all the information we need to adjust your bite in the correct location without randomly removing important tooth structure to find your bite of balance and comfort so we can then address any of your other dental needs.
For years, dental bite analysis has been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulation paper, waxes and pressure indicator pastes are just some of the traditional ways dentists have tried to understand their patient’s bite relationship. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and none of them measure both the biting time and force.
T-Scan Computerized Bite Analysis takes the guess work away and provides a way for our dentists to achieve a balanced, harmonious bite that will relieve muscle aches and strain on the TMJ joint. Knowing the timing of the bite, the sequence at which the teeth come together and the overall bite percentage of each tooth we are able to promote longevity in every restoration we do.
APPLICATIONS IN DENTISTRY:
- New Patient Bite Evaluations
- Assessment of Occlusal Disease (ie. Grinding and clenching)
- Identification of pre-maturity contacts or the interference of contacts that should not be there
- Full Mouth Equilibrations
- TMJ Therapy
- Muscle Therapy
- Implant Treatment
- Longevity of all dental restorations
Here at Legends Dental, you will get comprehensive treatment that takes your specific needs and vision into consideration, giving you picture-perfect results to make your smile shine.