Our Holland dentists use the latest dental technology to improve your experience as a patient.
We pride ourselves on offering quality dental care for patients of all ages, which is why we invest in state-of-the-art dental technology.
Some of our dental technology is listed below, from digital dental X-rays to air abrasion.
Our dental technology includes:
- Digital X-Rays
- Cone Beam CT Imaging
- Intraoral Camera
- Digital Dental Impressions
- CAD/CAM Same-Day Crowns
- Air Abrasion
- Anesthesia Wand
- Laser Dentistry
Our dentists in Holland, MI, use digital dental X-rays to take highly precise images of your teeth. These images are then sent to our computer where we’re able to magnify and enhance your dental X-rays to better diagnose and treat conditions affecting your oral health. Unlike traditional film-based X-rays, digital X-rays expose you to far less radiation. This is just one of the many ways we look out for our patients.
Cone Beam CT Imaging
Our dentists use cone beam imaging to take 3D images of the underlying structures in your jaws and face. We often use this dental technology to diagnose oral conditions, educate patients, plan treatment, and follow up after procedures. Since cone beam imaging is minimally invasive, it’s great if you have a high gag reflex or dental anxiety.
Our dentists use an intraoral camera to take pictures of your teeth, gums, tongue, and the rest of your mouth. Unlike older dental technology, the intraoral camera has a slim design that allows our dentists to view the inside of your mouth from a wide range of angles. We’re able to digitally store, print, or delete the images captured by our intraoral camera.
Digital Dental Impressions
In the past, dentists had to use pink putty in trays to take impressions of your teeth. Not only was this uncomfortable, but it often triggered the gag reflex. Today, our dentists use the noninvasive intraoral scanner to take precise 3D dental impressions. We may use the intraoral scanner to take digital dental impressions for crowns, inlays, onlays, and other tooth restorations.
CAD/CAM Same-Day Crowns
The dental crown procedure typically takes two trips to our office, unless we use CAD/CAM technology. Don’t want to wait for a new dental crown? Ask our dentists if you’re a candidate for our same-day dental crowns. Same-day crowns are made right in our office, making it possible for us to plan and place your crown in one appointment!
Our office is equipped with modern air abrasion technology. We use a small handheld device to blow a stream of air and tiny aluminum oxide particles against your tooth. Air abrasion in dentistry can be used to safely blast away tooth decay and remove surface stains. Air abrasion may also be used as part of a cosmetic or restorative treatment to prepare a tooth for bonding or to repair cracked or worn teeth.
Do needles trigger dental anxiety? If so, you’re not alone. Fortunately, our dentists use an anesthesia wand to slowly and steadily inject anesthesia to eliminate pain and discomfort. One of the advantages of using the anesthesia wand is that it doesn’t look like a needle. Instead, it looks like an ink pen and has a much smaller needle to numb a specific area of your mouth.
We may use our soft tissue lasers to make incisions along the gums. One of the main advantages of using soft tissue lasers is that they cauterize as they cut to decrease pain and recovery time for the patient. By using, we’re often able to make more precise incisions so treatments are less invasive.
Depending on the size and location of a cavity, we may use hard tissue lasers to remove it. Hard tissue lasers are able to precisely cut through tooth structure. Compared to older dental technology, hard tissue lasers are perfect for minimally invasive procedures. Patients are often able to enjoy faster recovery times when we use hard tissue lasers.
Learn More About Our Dental Technology
To request an appointment with one of our dentists in Holland, MI, call the Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center at (616) 399-3946.