Recent innovations in technology have rapidly brought dentistry into the 21st century. New state-of-the-art dental equipment is making dental visits safer, easier, and more effective than ever before. Dentists willing to invest in these innovative procedures are making treatment better for everyone involved. Here’s a little more information about the most recent advancements:
Arguably making the world better in several aspects, the use of lasers in dentistry is growing increasingly vital. When compared with traditional surgery, laser surgery has been found to cause less bleeding and less pain while promoting faster healing. One procedure in particular, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), offers a dramatic breakthrough as an alternative to “cut-and-stitch” gum surgery.
- Digital X-Rays
With computers in every dental office, digital X-rays are now available to help dentists better see patients’ teeth. Along with intra-oral cameras that offer a comprehensive view of the patient’s mouth, digital X-rays use far less radiation and allow the dentist to easily send the picture to other professionals for another opinion. Because patients are now able to clearly see their own oral situation, they are more inclined to take control of their dental health.
- Digital Charting
Your current dental situation and treatment plan are digitally recorded to track dental health and pharmacy records. During each dental visit, new data is entered into the chart to allow for an immediate computerized comparison of patients’ teeth and gums between visits. This is immensely helpful for dentists to be able to determine the direction of a person’s oral health.
Contact Colorado Advanced Dentistry for a dentist heavily invested in using advanced technology to produce beautiful smiles. Dr. VanWechel is an experienced dentist who has been practicing for over 30 years. Call (720) 420-1103 to set up an appointment or to find out more about our advanced treatment options.