When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Adams and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
3M Digital Scanner
Our practice utilizes the 3M digital dental imaging scanner for the most accurate crown, bridge, and denture impressions. The oral scanner technology allows for a fast, true replica of the patient’s oral cavity. The impression is then sent digitally through a secure network to the laboratory where the crown or bridgework is fabricated more quickly and accurately than with traditional impression techniques.
Dr. Adams chooses carefully which and when readiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that
we follow. Radiographs enable us to detect cavitities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and
analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diganose lesions
such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. Dental radiographs are
invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental
radiographs is extremely minimal.
Digital imaging technologies are used within the office. With digital imaging, exposure
time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help
us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better. Digital imaging
allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Our practice also utilizes the Sirona Panoramic and 3D imaging machine. The panoramic imaging presents the entire mouth from jaw to jaw. This image shows in detail the wisdom teeth, possible lesions, and can help diagnose TMJ dysfunction. The 3D images are used to pin point the exact position in the jaw to surgically place a dental implant.
Restorative Dental Technology
Physics Forceps (As Seen on the Dr. Oz Show)
Physics Forceps are a unique type of tooth extraction system that provides predictable and efficient extractions in less than 4 minutes. These forceps are more efficient, faster, and cause less trauma to the surrounding bone; allowing the patient to have a more comfortable and less frightening tooth extraction experience.
Rotary Instrument Technology
Rotary endodontics employs electrically-powered instruments to perform the root canal treatment rather than traditional stainless-steel manual files. Dr. Adams uses the Wave One Gold, an electric hand tool that is equipped with a tip constructed out of nickel titanium – a material that is five times more flexible than stainless steel. The advantages of using the rotary endodontic methods over manual root canal treatments include: more reliable treatment with less chance of complications; and root canal therapy that is much faster, quieter, and smoother, without the loud grinding that accompanies manual files. The fast treatment time, in conjunction with the quieter instruments, make for a much more comfortable and less frightening experience for patients.