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Our patients' needs in dentistry are constantly changing, and so does the necessary technology. Lyons Dental in Centerville is always watching for emerging and new technologies, so our patients experience can be as comfortable as possible. Here are just a few different technologies which Lyons Dental uses to make sure we give world class service to all our patients:
To improve efficiency and eliminate discomfort in a number of dental procedures, including removing decay, reducing tooth sensitivity, eliminating lesions, treatment of periodontal disease and whitening, lasers are often used. Laser dentistry can eliminate any form of bacteria, is fast and painless, and is able to avoid further complications or problems. It is a highly specialized procedure in which Dr. Linty and trained dental Hygienist of Lyons Dental have been trained.
Achieving successful treatment outcomes relies upon using the best diagnostic technology to develop the most effective approach to care. CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) enables our office to digitally obtain high-resolution 3D radiographic images of a patient's teeth, jaws, and surrounding anatomy. As a "best in class" high-resolution CBCT system, our Carestream unit provides detailed and accurate images to facilitate the most precise and effective care. Exceptionally engineered, it takes high-resolution 3D and 2D digital images as needed from multiple angles rapidly and with minimal-exposure to the patient. The Carestream system provides essential information for numerous analyses and the assessment of maxillofacial disorders or pathology. With applications in every area of dental care, CBCT facilitates precise surgical planning, including the accurate placement of dental implants.
are quicker and comprise less radiation than conventional X-rays. Previously, a patient would have to wait for 10-15 minutes for final X-ray results. Now, with Digital X-Rays/Pano, the image appears on the computer screen within a matter of seconds. Dr. Linty can then better assess and instruct the patient regarding their oral health by zooming into the image right there. Digital X-rays contain up to 90% less radiation in contrast to traditional X-rays and therefore are less harmful.
The iTero® Element 2 optimizes every aspect of care. From obtaining the most accurate and comfortable 3D digital impressions to the generation of dental models for the custom fabrication of Invisalign® aligners, appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea, and dental prostheses such as crowns, the iTero Element provides a more pleasant patient experience while producing more predictable results and better outcomes of care.
Ozone dental therapy is a biological treatment that significantly reduces the presence of oral bacteria. This is a minimally invasive alternative that wards off the advance of developing tooth decay. With ozone dental therapy, the damaging bacteria that break down tooth enamel, leading to decay, are eradicated by altering the oral environment.
The standard in most dental offices is to diagnose and treat conditions that can be identified with the human eye, possibly with the aid of slight magnification. Fortunately, the available diagnostic equipment used in dentistry has greatly improved. The latest microscopic technology leads to the most accurate identification of bacteria in the mouth. Not just what we suspect is in the mouth, but right down to each individual person! Microscopic evaluation of oral bacteria is an excellent way to assess your risk for conditions such as cavities and gum disease. We are also able to assess the risk your mouth may be having on your immune system and the rest of your body. We are proud to offer you this standard of care.
Sometimes it is difficult to see certain areas within the oral cavity. The intraoral camera helps Dr. Linty gain exact and well-defined pictures of the patient's mouth. The camera also allows dentist to display these images to patients while assessing and teaching the patient. This new sort of technology enables the dentist to run a thorough checkup of your own mouth and better assess their patient's dental care needs.
CAD/ CAM stands for computer-aided layout & computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM applications are utilized to design and manufacture prototypes, finished goods, and production runs. An example of this could be the usage of CEREC, software and production process used to make crowns in-house, without the patient having to wait days. The software takes 3D images of the tooth which needs the crown and generates that crown by means of a laser cutting process. The crown is then installed during that same visit.
The software used at Lyons dental diagnosing and detecting periodontal disease is called the Florida Probe. This is no ordinary periodontal probe. Periodontal pockets are able to be measured more quickly by dental hygienists and more accurately with a constant force, computerized probe. Bringing the blue sleeve on the Florida Handpiece down to the gingival margin, gives a lot more accuracy to oral cavity readings. This is much more accurate than trying to read the 1mm bands on a manual probe and estimate the pocket depth. No assistant is needed to write down numbers and there is no guessing.
This odorless gas, sometimes called laughing gas, can help calm a patient down, so they are relaxed but are still able to interact with the dentist and hygienist. Patients who are fearful of going to the dentist are often able to use this method so their procedures are completed without stress and anxiety. Dr. Linty and the Dental Hygienists are specially trained for the use of this mild anesthetic.