Digital Dentistry in Bradenton, FL
Modern dentistry has made significant changes in how patients receive treatment. By allowing doctors to streamline their processes and techniques, procedures become more comfortable and efficient for patients. A lot of this has been done through digital dentistry, which allows dentists to diagnose more accurately and perform treatment more effectively with patient comfort in mind.
Dr. Clarke uses a number of advanced technologies in his practice such as digital x-rays and panograph, digital impressions for fabricating porcelain crowns and veneers, and the DIAGNOdent, which is a laser detector for tooth decay.
By using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Clarke is able to complete treatment in a timely manner and provide restorations you can trust and rely on.
X-rays are an integral part of diagnosis; the earlier Dr. Clarke can detect any issues going on in your mouth, the better your chances of less invasive and costly treatment. Digital images offer many benefits to both doctor and patient including:
- Digital x-rays expose patients to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
- Clearer images offer easier diagnosis.
- Digital images are easy to transfer and share with other doctors if necessary.
- Since no chemicals needed for developing, digital images are safer for the environment.
- Images are available immediately so your doctor can review them with you.
Dr. Clarke utilizes digital impressions for the fabrication of most of his porcelain crowns. With the 3M TruDef laser scanner, digital impressions are streamlining the restoration process by allowing Dr. Clarke to take impressions through digital scanning rather than the messy alginate impressions of the past.
Restorations are scanned directly to the dental laboratory and can be fabricated more quickly and precisely than ever before. This means that patients don’t have to wait as long for their final restorations and the preparation process is much more comfortable and efficient.
The DIAGNOdent is a laser cavity detector that identifies tooth decay in its earliest stages. DIAGNOdent readings will determine if tooth decay is present and whether a dental filling is necessary. Because the laser can detect even the beginning stages of tooth decay, in some cases decay may be able to be reversed through improved home care habits. DIAGNOdent is allowing patients to be more proactive about their oral health and effectively manage tooth decay.
At Laser Dentistry, Dr. Clarke and his team use digital technology to streamline dental restorations, diagnose earlier and more accurately, and offer you a level of care that is not available at most other practices. Digital dentistry is only one of the ways that we do dentistry better, and you’ll appreciate Dr. Clarke’s attention to the small details. Contact our office today to learn more about how we’re different and what we have to offer.