We always want our patients to enjoy their time at our office and leave with a healthier smile, which is why we implement advanced technology at our office. Digital technology allows us to offer more accurate diagnoses and to also provide one-visit repairs and restorations. Do you have questions about digital dentistry?
Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Dentistry
Question: How do digital x-rays work?
Answer: With digital x-rays, we use 80% less radiation than the traditional alternative. The images don’t require development in harsh chemicals either, which makes for a more green diagnostic process. Instead, we can show the images instantly chairside, walking a patient through a diagnosis and oral health issues.
Question: What are the benefits of digital intraoral cameras?
Answer: An intraoral camera is a small digital camera set in the end of a wand. We can use this technology to take multiple images of the teeth and gums in seconds. Patients find the process to be quick and comfortable, while also allowing us to provide a more accurate diagnosis since we can gather detailed digital images.
Question: Can E4D technology create crowns in one visit?
Answer: Yes! We can use the CAD/CAM E4D system to create crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers in a single visit. We first prepare the teeth receiving a restoration and take detailed digital impressions. We upload the images into a computer and create a 3D model of the tooth. We send these materials to the E4D machine, which then mills the restoration form a solid block of dental ceramic. One complete, we can check the fit, make any adjustments, and finally place the restoration with a powerful bonding agent. The entire procedure only takes a single visit! If you have any questions about creating and placing restorations in one visit, or about any of our other digital technologies, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Digital Dentistry?
Dr. Lawson and our team can use advanced technology to help you enjoy a healthier smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.