Our Dental Technology
At Dental Health Associates, we pride ourselves in providing superior dentistry using the newest dental technology and state-of-the-art dental equipment. Our commitment to the latest dental technology includes:
- Digital X-Rays – A safer alternative to traditional x-rays, these limit your exposure to radiation, and can be diagnostically manipulated for a more accurate diagnosis.
- Diagnodent – This non-invasive technology can detect tooth decay in its early stages.
- CEREC for Teeth Restorations
- Dental Lasers
- Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Cone Beam CT Scan
The Cone Beam CT Scan technology enables our dentists to obtain three-dimensional images of the dental structures — including the teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone — in a single scan. This helps to provide information about a patient’s oral and craniofacial health. A cone-shaped X-ray beam is moved around the patient to capture a number of “views” or high-quality images that are used to digitally construct a single three-dimensional image. With these 3D images, our dentists are able to diagnose and treat dental and craniofacial disorders with greater precision.
Cone beam CT scans are commonly used when planning the placement of dental implants. Other applications include the following:
- Planning orthodontic treatment
- Looking at impacted teeth and planning surgical removal
- Diagnosing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Detecting and treating tumors in the jaw
- Planning reconstructive surgery
Cone beam CT exams are not painful or uncomfortable in any way. The process typically takes between 20 and 40 seconds for a full mouth X-ray that includes the entire mouth and dental structures. An X-ray of a localized area (e.g., the maxilla, mandible) takes less than 10 seconds.
Dental Lasers: Solea Laser
Named a “Best of What’s New” product by Popular Science in 2014, the Solea CO2 laser is changing the way people go to the dentist. Solea is the first carbon dioxide laser cleared by the FDA for use on the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Our team can use the laser to accomplish a variety of tasks in a single appointment, including fillings and soft tissue procedures.
What makes the laser so revolutionary is that nearly all treatment can be performed without the need for anesthesia and with virtually no bleeding. Patients find that treatment is very quiet and almost sensationless. Also, the entire dental appointment is quicker and more comfortable than what it used to be with traditional dental drills. The company behind the Solea laser hopes that this technology will help make dental treatment a more pleasant experience and prevent people from avoiding the treatment they need.
Solea Dental Laser No more shots, no more numbness! Dental Health Associates is proud to announce the addition of Solea Dental Laser to our practice.
Contact Dental Health Associates
The dentists at our Toledo-area dental offices continuously undergo training and education on the latest dental techniques and procedures. Call Dental Health Associates today and ask about the latest technology for your dental care.