The Benefits of Dental Technology
Providing exceptional clinical care and optimizing treatment results is important to our general dentists at Byers Station Dental. Along with offering comprehensive dentistry, our team brings the highest standard of care to the Chester Springs, PA community through the use of advanced dental technology. These innovative tools allow for a more minimally invasive approach to diagnosing oral conditions, enhancing patient comfort, and helping each individual attain a beautiful, healthy smile. Dental technology is often incorporated into many aspects of care, from digital x-rays and impressions to laser cavity detection. We are excited about the benefits advanced dental technology can offer your oral health and invite you to talk with our team to learn more!
Types of Dental Technology
At Byers Station Dental, we proudly utilize the following advanced dental technologies:
- DIAGNOdent: This laser cavity detection device measures the fluorescence in decayed areas, which is depicted on a number scale. Higher numbers may indicate the presence of tooth decay.
- Digital X-rays: These low-radiation radiographs produce clear diagnostic images and are used to screen for hidden dental concerns.
- 3D Imaging: Using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), 3D oral imaging offers a 360-degree internal view of your teeth, facial bones, nerves, and other oral structures.
- iTero Digital Impressions: We use the iTero intraoral scanner to quickly capture digital impressions of your teeth and gums in place of bulky mouth trays and messy impression materials.
- Intraoral Cameras: This wand-like camera allows us to take color photos of your mouth, which can then be displayed on our computer monitor.
How Is Advanced Technology Used?
The DIAGNOdent is used during dental exams to help our dentists identify early signs of tooth decay, often before they are even visible in the mouth or on x-rays. Digital dental x-rays are taken during dental exams and allow us to screen for conditions, like cavities between teeth, impacted teeth, and bone loss. CBCT 3D oral imaging provides our dentists with in-depth diagnostic capabilities in identifying a range of needs, such as orthodontic concerns, and in planning for complex dental treatments. Digital impressions may be used in a range of procedures, from creating crowns or dentures to Invisalign clear aligners. Intraoral photos help you understand more about your oral health by allowing you to visualize issues, like cracked teeth, tooth decay, or plaque buildup, in high-definition.
What to Expect During Your Visit
We may use dental technologies during routine dental exams and as needed throughout procedures to safely aid in the treatment process or enhance end results. Prior to using any of these technologies, a member of our Chester Springs, PA team will explain the process and answer any questions you may have. These innovative tools are often more comfortable than their traditional counterparts and can help make the delivery of care more accurate and personalized to meet your individual needs. Our advanced dental technologies are generally safe for most patients. Women who are pregnant or who think they could be are advised to inform our team before having x-rays or other diagnostic procedures performed.
Insurance Coverage for Dental Technologies
A number of dental technologies are often covered in the course of care, or in part, by some dental insurance plans. Before proceeding x-rays or other technologies, our team will review your plan and inform you of any potential out-of-pocket costs. If you do not carry insurance or have treatment expenses, our team will be happy to help you explore the convenient payment options accepted at Byers Station Dental.
State-of-the-Art Services for Your Smile
Digital dentistry and other innovative solutions are enhancing the patient experience and optimizing treatment outcomes in a multitude of ways. As a state-of-the-art practice, Byers Station Dental proudly offers advanced technologies to improve the level of care we provide our patients. Schedule a visit to our Chester Springs, PA office, and learn more about how dental technology might benefit your smile!