Technology

xrayDigital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a safer and more advanced diagnostic tool than traditional x-rays. Although traditional dental x-rays were already quite safe, many people felt concerned about any unnecessary exposure to radiation. Still, timely diagnosis of many dental problems requires the use of x-rays. Enter digital radiography, or digital x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to see a detailed and full picture of your teeth, bite, and jawbone, but with significantly less radiation than traditional x-rays. In addition, digital x-rays can be saved, enlarged, and copied on the computer. For safer, more advanced x-rays, nothing compares to digital radiography.

diagdentDiagnodent

The Diagnodent is a powerful new laser used for early detection and diagnosis of tooth decay. The Diagnodent also makes it easier to find decay that may be hidden in the cracks and crevices of teeth. Earlier detection means less damage, pain, and hassle for you down the road.

Computer Imaging

Thinking about having cosmetic dentistry but not sure if you’re ready for the change? Computer imaging can give you a “sneak preview” of what you may look like after having the procedure of your choice. Using a digital photo, we’ll show you what your smile may look like with veneers or after tooth whitening. Being able to see a picture of how your results will most likely look can help you select the procedures that are right for you. Computer imaging is an exciting new tool that helps you have appropriate expectations and makes having cosmetic dentistry even more fun.

Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera is a revolutionary diagnostic dental tool, allowing us to easily identify potential problems within the mouth early on. The tiny intraoral camera can be inserted into a patient’s mouth, taking pictures of the teeth and displaying the images on a computer screen. Using the intraoral camera saves time and makes problems easily visible to both patient and doctor. Patients can view the areas that we will be working on, making procedures more understandable. The accompanying software also provides clear and accurate data so that the best treatment options can be selected.

Televisions

What does watching TV have to do with dentistry? It is purely for your comfort. The Televisions provide you with a distraction–making your visit more enjoyable. By being more relaxed, you will be better equipped to enjoy your dental visit. In addition to the basic cable channels, each television is also equipped with a DVD player where you can play either movies or music discs.  Dr. Jones and staff also have educational CDs to listen to.
For more information, please email Ellen at ellen@smilelouisville.com