Concord Advanced Dentistry Uses Advanced Dental Technology For Our Patients
Dental technology has come a long way over the years, and the dentists at Concord Advanced Dentistry use the most advanced technology available when providing cosmetic, implant, and sedation dentistry. Using advanced dental technology, our team of Concord dentists can create healthy, beautiful smiles faster and more comfortably than ever before.
Our dentists at Concord Advanced Dentistry are always seeking out the most effective and least invasive technology that delivers optimal outcomes. Using advanced dental technology allows us to provide a wide range of services, including dental implants, OrthoFX, and dental crowns. Advances in technology help us detect dental concerns early, before they turn into big problems later. We offer advanced cosmetic dentistry to keep your smile looking its best, and we offer sedation dentistry to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.
We even have an advanced way of thinking, known as integrative dentistry, when it comes to providing dental care. Integrative dentists focus on the “mouth-body connection,” which means we view every patient as a whole being, rather than just treating their dental problem.
Intraoral cameras allow our dentists to get a better look inside your mouth. These special cameras provide a close-up view of your teeth, gums, and other tissues inside your mouth. The tiny devices snap detailed photographs of areas in need of dental treatment. Looking at the photographs can help you understand your dental problem, and can help you discuss various treatment options with your dentist.
High power magnification and fiber optic lighting helps us perform dentistry with a higher level of accuracy and precision. These advanced tools allow our dentists to see decay, damage to tooth structure, lesions or sores, and other dental problems more clearly.
Traditional x-rays were the mainstay in dental imaging for decades. While these old-fashioned dental x-rays allow dentists to see dental problems invisible to the naked eye, they had some drawbacks: x-rays expose patients and staff to radiation, and could only create images of the teeth. Furthermore, developing x-ray films uses chemicals that are bad for the environment. The x-ray films can be hard to share with your insurance company too, which can slow down the payment process.
Digital radiographic imaging, also known as digital x-rays, overcome these problems. They do not expose you or our staff to radiation, they do not harm the environment, and they are easy to share. An advanced type of digital x-ray, known as digital orthopantomograph, which captures images of the teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) area, maxillary sinuses, and other areas of your head and neck. The dental professionals at Concord Advanced Dentistry also perform 3-D imaging for the evaluation and placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Digital radiology boasts a number of advantages over traditional dental x-rays, for both you and for our dentists. These benefits include:
- Reduced radiation dose
- Better detection of dental disease
- Superior image quality
- Improved quality of archived images
- Making it easier for patients to learn about their own dental health
- Streamlining electronic insurance claims submissions
- Smaller environmental footprint
Oral cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in any part of the mouth. Like other types of cancer, these abnormal oral cells can spread to the rest of the body. Early detection through oral cancer screening is the key to controlling or even curing oral cancer. Sadly, many people never receive an oral cancer screening. Fortunately, our dentists at Concord Advanced Dentistry offer biannual oral cancer screenings to our patients.
During an oral cancer screening, our dentists perform a visual exam to look for signs of abnormal tissue. These signs may include red and white bumps, rough patches, hard lumps, or changes in the position of your teeth. We feel your cheeks and the inside of your mouth (while wearing gloves, of course) to identify any unusual lumps there. While we normally recommend biannual oral cancer screening every other year for most people, we may recommend annual screenings, depending on our findings and on your personal risk factors.
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Learn more about advanced dental technology in Concord by contacting our office to schedule an appointment. Discover how Concord Advanced Dentistry uses advanced technology to help you get the beautiful and healthy smile you have always wanted.