If you haven’t visited a dental office in a while, you may be surprised by all the advances in technology and much easier and more effective they make your treatment. Dr. Kai Liang and his team are committed to providing our patients with the most up-to-date oral health care that dentistry as to offer, and modern technology allows us accomplish that goal.
Our goal for all our patients is to involve them in making decisions about dental treatment to help them achieve their goals for perfect oral health. An intraoral camera is designed specifically for dentistry and is a valuable diagnostic and patient education tool.
This tiny camera allows us to immediately share detailed images of your teeth so that you see what we see. With this information at hand, we can better explain the reason for treatments and discuss your options. The intraoral camera gives our team greater visual clarity, which makes diagnosis easier and more accurate.
Digital Impression Imaging
To keep up with the current trends in advance digital dentistry, Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry have recently added Care Stream 3600 intraroaral Scanner. Here are some of the benefits of this newly acquired technology:
- More comfortable - no longer will we need the traditional impression materials that could trigger your gag reflex.
- Speed - a typical scan for crowns will now take 1-2 minutes.
- Accuracy – taking the human error components out of crown fabrication step. Digital impression imaging allows for better fit of your new crowns, accuracy is down to the microns.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Cone Beam technology gets its name from its conelike shape.
It captures three-dimensional images for your dentist in Alpharetta.
This technology helps us precisely place dental implants and evaluate sinus placement. It helps us identify nerve pathways and diagnose painful conditions that are not immediately obvious during an exam.
This smart technology also helps us plan dental surgeries with predictable outcomes.
VibraJect Injection Comfort System
One of the new technology added to the practice this month was the VibraJect Injection Comfort System. No one looks forward getting numb for dental treatment, but it is necessary to provide a comfortable experience. This device is based on the Gate Theory of Perception. In short, the theory suggests that the nerve endings are more sensitive to the vibrations than other signals, therefore, it helps override the pain signal from the needle.
Digital x-rays allow us to clearly see what's going on in your mouth in a just a few seconds by sending the images captured directly onto the computer screen. These images can be enlarged, which can help Dr Kai see the small changes that’s not seen during a visual exam.
Digital x-rays are also better and safer for your health. This method of capturing images has been proven to significantly reduce the radiation exposure. There is also no added environmental waste with the traditional film based x-rays.
Your best defense against oral cancer is early detection. During your preventive dental checkups, Dr. Liang always provides and oral cancer screening to help detect these types of cancers as early as possible.
For better precision, our dentist also incorporates the VELscope. This small but savvy machine provides a thorough oral cancer check of your gums, cheeks, tongue, and lips. Not only can it spot oral cancer, but it can also detect precancerous lesions.