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3 Ways Digital Dentistry Improves Your Dental Experience

March 28, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Heather Gentry
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Over the years modern dentistry has made great strides in improving patient's experience at the dental office. If you've ever had an unfortunate incident at the dentist, or if you've been avoiding your Charlotte dentist, read on to learn how digital dentistry improves procedures at the dental office.

Digital Impressions

Maybe you've had a crown to repair your tooth in the past? Your dentist probably used soft and goopy impression material that had to sit in your mouth and harden to make an impression of your teeth, which could result in a lot of discomfort. 

Digital impressions have streamlined this process, and now your dentist can scan a 3-D image of your tooth instead of having to take an impression. This is not only more comfortable for you, but it's also a more accurate image of your tooth that results in a better fitting crown.

The Intraoral Camera

What if you could see the decay that's eating away at your tooth just like your dentist can? You would probably understand why you need a dental filling as soon as possible, right?

The intraoral camera is a tiny device that allows us to take color pictures of your teeth inside your mouth. Now that you can see what your teeth need, you can make better decisions about the treatment that's right for your dental health. 

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are an excellent choice for our environment and your dental health because they require no chemicals to be developed and they emit 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They also offer a more precise picture for a more accurate diagnosis.

No more waiting around! Now your dentist can diagnose any concerns right away with digital x-rays, which is especially helpful in emergencies where same-day treatment may be necessary.

If it's been a while since you've been to the dentist, contact Gentry Dental. We'd be happy to show you how digital dentistry in Charlotte has changed our patient's lives!

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