If you’ve ever felt like you’re traveling back in time when it comes to your dental visits, that’s certainly not a good sign. Not only are you likely spending more time in the dental office than you need to, but your treatment outcomes might not be as good as they could be. Whether your needs are preventive or restorative in nature, you can rest assured that Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth is prepared to serve you comfortable and efficient care using dental technology that is on the cutting-edge.
Do you feel left out of your dental exams? Wish you could see exactly what our dentists see or better understand why we may recommend a specific treatment? While we do our best to break down your current oral health ourselves, sometimes high-resolution images are the way to go. Our dental office utilizes an advanced, handheld intraoral camera to do precisely that. In a matter of minutes, we can capture a series of images, display them on a nearby monitor, and keep you in the loop when it comes to your current oral health.
While many aspects of our life are going digital, that doesn’t mean your oral care has to be stuck in the past. Our digital X-rays system is designed to make your preventive care not only safer, but easier overall. In just a few minutes, we can capture X-rays of your underlying oral structures, then explain them to you in better detail. Furthermore, radiation exposure is reduced by up to 85 percent by going digital, so every member of your family can feel safe when it’s time for a routine exam.
In some cases, we need to gather more information than what a simple digital X-ray can provide our team. This is where our I-Cat cone beam scanner comes into play. This device is designed to capture highly-detailed, 3D images of your mouth, jaw, and overall underlying structures, such as your blood vessels, nerves, and of course bone tissue. When performing treatments like implant placement, technologies like these make all the difference.
Ever had to bite into gray, goopy impression material just so you could receive a dental crown or begin an Invisalign treatment? With our digital impression system, there’s no need to worry about gagging on dental putty any longer. Instead, we capture digital impressions via our handheld I-Tero scanner! In just a couple of minutes, we can collect hundreds of photos of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures to create a 3D image. This model is then used to plan restorative and orthodontic treatments.
While some dental instruments are perfectly capable of completing certain treatments, other simply do the job better. Not only are they more productive and help you save time in the dental chair, but they are superior in terms of comfort, something Dr. Glen and his team strive for daily. Our Waterlase dental laser uses the power of high-powered water, air and laser energy to create a dental treatment experience that is truly second-to-none. From cavity preparation to gum disease therapy to cosmetic dentistry, our soft tissue laser makes your visits better!
Part of guaranteeing your comfort is making sure that local anesthetic gets to where it needs to go, whether it’s for a dental filling or a full-blown dental implant. The Wand is one of the easiest and most effective dental instruments out there for exactly that! This computer-assisted device allows us to carefully administer numbing anesthetic, all without the need for hypodermic needles or syringes. If you find receiving anesthetic to be one of your least favorite aspects of dental visits, you’ll love The Wand!
While the trained eyes of our dentists and our digital X-ray systems help catch the early signs of cavities quite well, they aren’t enough in all instances. This is why we also implement the Cari-vu and the DIAGNOdent early cavity detection systems in our dental office. Through the power of transillumination technology, we can catch early developments of fissures (cracks) in teeth and prescribe treatments to stop cavities before they form. Think of it as a highly targeted X-ray device but for your individual teeth!