When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Carpenter and staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Dr. Carpenter choose carefully what type and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Digital Imaging Technologies are utilized within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
CEREC® One Visit Ceramic Restorations
Crowns ready in 1 hour
Spend less of your valuable time visiting the dentist. Restoring one tooth with CEREC usually takes one hour. With CEREC you no longer need to wear a temporary while you wait for your permanent crown to be manufactured at a distant lab.
Cerec One-Visit crowns are natural in appearance, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
What is Cerec?
CEREC 3D technology combines a camera, computer and computer-controlled milling machine into a precisely controlled system which allows Dr. Carpenter to create an incredibly detailed digitized model of your damaged tooth. Dr. Carpenter then uses the Cerec software to design your personalized restoration and create a beautiful and microscopically accurate permanent ceramic restoration. This can often be done while you wait. The Cerec crown fits perfectly over the surface of your old tooth.
Benefits of CEREC
Natural, tooth-colored restoration
Anti-abrasive and plaque resistant ceramic materials
Metal free – for better translucency and no allergic reaction
Preserves more healthy tooth structure
Say goodbye to 2-dimensional, uncomfortable dental x-ray images and films. Introducing, Galileos 3D Imaging System by Sirona, which provides amazingly high resolution superiority and has the lowest achievable dose of radiation. In fact, Galileos has 10 times less radiation than a conventional CT scan. Galileos has meticulous anatomical detail which allows the dental patient to have superior treatment and predicted outcome in future dental procedures such as implants, wisdom teeth extraction, and root canals. Intraoral Camera
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Carpenter utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. This camera is very small – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.