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Technology

Modern dentistry is always developing ways to make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the world around us. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing times and greater precision for dental procedures. And the results can be outstanding!

Goodbye Goopy Impressions!

The Cadent iTero™ digital impression system is an awesome breakthrough in dental technology. With iTero, the dentist takes a highly accurate digital impression for your crown or bridge area, for the Invisalign treatment plan, and more. This completely eliminates the uncomfortable tray and putty impression. What’s more, iTero technology all but guarantees a perfect fit, so you spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying your new smile.

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Three-Dimensional Dentistry!

We are proud to be one of the first practices in our area to use 3-D cone beam CT digital imaging technology. Think of this as a three-dimensional X-ray that is FAR more accurate than traditional X-rays, takes much less time and does all this with much less radiation exposure.

A great advantage of using ultra cone beam images when diagnosing patients and evaluating treatment options is the dentist’s ability to clearly see the patient’s anatomy in 3-D, instead of flat, two-dimensional images. This leads to much greater accuracy for all dental treatment, especially implant placement and any oral surgeries.

Oral Cancer – Early Detection Can be a Lifesaver

Dr. Simpson has adopted a super early detection system for oral cancer. He is able to shine a special light in your mouth called the OralID™ screening system, to see if there is cause for concern. With an estimated 50,000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed last year, a quick and painless oral cancer screening can be more than just a good idea. When oral cancer is discovered at an early stage, treatment is faster, simpler, less invasive and 90% successful. Not only is OralID painless, it might just save your life.

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For Your Peak Athletic Performance

You may not realize how important the jaw is when it comes to power and strength. A properly aligned jaw is an important part of training to full capacity. We are proud to offer our athletes UnderArmour ArmourBite™ Mouthguard. This custom-fitted mouthguard incorporates 40 years of proven neuromuscular dentistry research to give that extra edge to your training. Whether you seek better balance, longer endurance, improved strength, or more power, ask us how we can put ArmourBite on your team!

Isolite™ – An Advance in Patient Comfort

We are very pleased to offer an incredible technology that makes your dental care much more comfortable. Isolite is a suction device and a brilliant light that illuminates the oral cavity and eliminates shadows. What does this mean for you?

  • Patients spend about a third less time in the chair.
  • Patients don’t get that “drowning or gagging” feeling because saliva doesn’t build up.
  • Debris won’t be swallowed because the mouth is continuously being “vacuumed.”
  • The mouth doesn’t get tired because it’s being held open.
  • The advanced illumination helps the doctor be more accurate.

Modern dentistry requires a dry “field” for best results. The Isolite keeps the teeth and gums dry and often eliminates the need for the bulky rubber dam.

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75% Reduction in Radiation

Introducing digital X-rays, available at our practice. With this technology, an image is taken of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer, where it is immediately available. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital X-rays. These methods result in 75% less radiation than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

Dr. Simpson works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways he brings this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!

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Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (318) 855-1600.