As dental technology has improved, we’ve kept up to offer our patients quick, precise procedures that help us create beautiful smiles. If you have a procedure scheduled with our dentistry, you will see some of the technology that is available in our offices. Here is the technology that we use to better service your needs.
The full name of E4D is the E4D Dentist System. It is an intelligent utilization of laser scanning technology, which allows our dentist to create a full optical impression of tooth preparations before treatment. In other words, it creates a digital impression of a patient’s tooth without requiring any uncomfortable putty or reflective powder.
The E4D Dentist System uses 3-D CAD software to design a dental restoration after the impression is taken, and it also has CAM technology to mill the impression to develop better results. For our patients, this means they do little work and have to wait less time to get information about potential dental restorations and developments when they visit our office.
One of the most popular modern dental technologies is the Dental Cone Beam Tomography (Dental CBCT) scan. This CBCT scan is a form of advanced x-ray which utilizes digital technology to develop a full 3D scan of a tooth, part of the jaw, or even the entire mouth.
At Smile City, we use CBCT scans because the results are faster and more accurate than those developed by a traditional x-ray. The technology also emits less radiation, allows for more precise diagnosing, and is great for orthodontic analysis and consultation.
Whenever you come into Smile City Dental for a routine examination, we usually take x-rays to check your teeth beneath the gum line. With digital x-rays, the images are available almost immediately, and your exposure to radiation gets reduced by up to 90 percent less than traditional x-rays.
Sirona 3D CBCT X-ray Imaging
The Sirona 3D CBCT X-ray Imaging system allows our dentists in St. Cloud, MN, to get a better look at your teeth if the digital x-rays don’t produce good images. It makes 3D images of your teeth, which allows our dentist to form a better treatment plan to repair or improve their appearance.
During routine exams, the intraoral camera allows our dentists at Smile City Dental to get a good look at your teeth and mouth. They can see the back teeth much better with the camera, and it allows them to see the back of the tongue when performing an oral cancer screening.
The Diagnodent helps dentists find cavities that are difficult for x-rays to find. It uses a fluorescent laser that can detect cavities beneath the gum’s surface and in their earlier stages. With early detection and treatment, dental decay does less damage to your teeth.
If you need a root canal, our dentist at Smile City Dental can remove the nerves or root(s) of the tooth due to painful infections. With the Rotary Endodontics hand tool, performing a root canal is easier to do, and it takes less time.
Zimmer Implant Surgical Motor
With the Zimmer Implant Surgical Motor, our dentist in St. Cloud, MN, can perform dental implants much easier. The tool has settings to allow the laser to cut both soft tissues and bone. This tool is also good for doing bone grafts or removing wisdom teeth.
With our array of technology, we can do procedures faster, more precise, and better than ever before.