At Hanley Family Dentistry, we believe that the most advanced dental technology is necessary to efficiently and effectively provide you with the dental care you need. With our advanced dental technology, we are better able to give you the most convenient and safest dental treatment options.
Digital x-rays are an advanced imaging option that is becoming more and more popular in dentistry. Many dentists seek them out because the process for taking x-rays is much faster, and also results in clearer dental images, which allows us to better provide our patients with more effective care and treatment.In addition, digital x-rays do not expose patients to as much radiation as traditional x-rays, making it a safer option.
X-rays provide important information about your dental health, but sometimes may not be enough to inform us about your overall oral health. For that reason, our practice also uses intraoral cameras to get a clearer view of your teeth, gums, and mouth. With an intraoral camera, we can better check for dental conditions that can impact your overall oral health, such as small cavities, hidden plaque deposits, and wear—conditions that may not be as easily revealed through digital x-rays. Intraoral cameras also have the capability to display a live feed of what we’re seeing on a monitor for you to see as well so that you’re better informed about your dental health.
In dentistry, 3D scanners are used to make a “digital” impression of your teeth and mouth. Once we have made a physical impression of your teeth and jaw, we may use a 3D scanner to scan the mold to have it on record digitally. This is useful for a number of reasons; a digital impression can provide us with a more detailed look and representation of your mouth. In addition, a digital impression can be sent to a dental laboratory quickly to ensure the efficient creation of a dental crown, bridge, or other dental appliance.
Due to advances in dental technology, we are now able to help provide our patients with sleep apnea with sleep apnea solutions. Our office offers special take-home sleep apnea testing that is sent to a certified sleep physician who will read your results, recommend treatment, and provide a prescription for an oral appliance if recommended. The appliance is used to position the mouth in such a way that prevents airway blockage, snoring, and sleep apnea as a result.