Technology is essential to our dental office in Grand Rapids, MI. New advancements in dental technology allow us to produce better results for our patients. They can also streamline the process, reduce the time it takes to perform a procedure, or decrease the discomfort the patient may experience. Learn more about the technology we use to improve patient care.
Here are some of the ways we use technology in our dental practice to improve your experience.
3-D Cone Beam CT Scan
This high-definition scan provides more detailed information and creates a three-dimensional x-ray of the area.
Better information helps generate better results. With this additional information, Dr. Robson can help ensure diagnoses are correct, and he can build better treatment plans as a result. Some of the ways we use CBCT in our practice include dental implant placement, extractions, root canal treatment, and complex treatment cases.
A panoramic x-ray is a 2-D image of the whole mouth in one shot. It shows the dentist all of the patient's complete oral structure in one convenient picture. Panoramic x-rays provide a comprehensive view of your teeth, bone, and jaw joints. They function as an excellent diagnostic tool and a benchmark that can be used to monitor any changes in your oral health.
Panoramic x-rays are particularly valuable for dental implant planning, bone level monitoring, patient denture planning, extractions, and for children with developing adult teeth.
Digital x-rays produce much less radiation, making them a safer alternative to traditional x-rays. Instead of being printed onto film, the x-rays are sent to a computer, making saving, filing, and transferring images of x-rays easier than ever. Because no chemicals are required to process these images, they are even better for the environment!
The views captured are of higher quality and easier to examine. Your dentist can adjust exposure and contrast to improve early diagnosis and treatment to benefit your oral health.
This small camera is about the size of a pen. Its small profile allows the dentist to get the camera into every corner of the mouth, providing a live feed of video or still images to the dentist. Your dentist will then share the images with you, so you can see exactly what he sees.
We believe that patient education help you make informed choices about the future of your oral health and smile. Additionally, intraoral images can help us track changes in your mouth from one appointment to the next.
These sensors are used to collect x-rays of patients' mouths and are smaller than sensors used for traditional x-rays, being only a bit bigger than a thumb. They fit into the patient's mouth easier and more comfortably, and they can reach into smaller spaces like the back of the mouth, producing better x-rays of the area. Because the results are digital, they are available almost instantly.