Jackson Family Dental

Technology

We are proud to offer modern dental technology and techniques to our patients so you can enjoy the most comfortable, efficient, and effective dentistry possible. 

Feel free to read on to learn more about the technology we use in our practice.

Digital X-Rays

Modern digital dental x-rays benefit patients in a number of ways: 

  • Digital x-rays expose patients to considerably less radiation than conventional film x-rays
  • Digital x-rays require almost no time for development, reducing time spent waiting in the dental chair
  • Digital x-rays allow for incredibly precise and accurate images for timely diagnoses
  • Digital x-rays are securely stored in your digital file and can be securely sent to your insurance company or specialists, when necessary
  • Because no chemicals are needed for developing and no space is needed for film storage, digital x-rays are better for the environment

Intraoral Scanner

Our Medit IOS is used to make scans (which take the place of traditional impressions) for crowns, implant crowns, nightguards, some dentures, and many other things.

  • Time saver - Unlike the previous technology used in dentistry, IOS has proved to be fast thus saves time. The advent of intraoral scanner makes the patient not to sit in the dentist chair for hours to get treatment. It is equally fast especially in the first stages of dental treatment. Allows for the dental lab to immediately begin working on a case as soon as the appointment is complete, most times even before.
  • Safe - During scanning process there is no harmful radiation emitted thus being safe to the patient being treated.
  • Accurate - The scanner is accurate in the sense of producing and capturing the exact shape and contours of your teeth thus enabling the dentist to give appropriate and accurate treatment. With traditional impression material, there is a dimensional change that occurs and leads to inaccuracies of restorations. With the IOS, this is completely eliminated because we are not depending on a chemical reaction to occur for an impression material to setup properly or for the integrity of the impression to be compromised during shipment to the dental lab.
  • Comfort - Unlike the old molding technique which was quite messy, the patient was forced to sit with a large rubber-like material in the mouth for about fifteen minutes. It led to patients gagging and some choking leading to great discomfort. This technique has proved to be quite comfortable as the patient’s teeth are being scanned in a matter of very few minutes of the patient’s time.

Intraoral Camera

What if you could see exactly what your dentist sees? You'd probably find it simpler to make informed decisions about your oral health! 

Intraoral cameras allow you to do precisely that. Using a small digital camera embedded in a wand, the dentist can move it around your mouth and transmit the images instantly to a chairside monitor. This allows you to clearly see everything the dentist describes, including damage to the teeth and signs that might indicate periodontal disease. 

Cone Beam (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) 3-Dimensional X-Ray

Our new Planmeca CBCT ("Cone Beam") is our most valuable diagnostic tool in our practice. It adds a new dimension, going from 2D to 3D, allowing us to diagnose so many conditions that were not possible before.

Some Advantages of CBCT:

  1. Oral pathologies such as cancer, cysts, and infections can be seen in detail and referred to specialists sooner to try and prevent metastasis/spreading. 
  2. TMJ issues can diagnosed more accurately
  3. Significantly more dental infections are caught sooner
  4. Tooth fractures can be seen in 3D, which allows the doctor to accurately decide restorability (to save or not) of the tooth 
  5. Third molar (""wisdom teeth") can be seen to properly plan for removing the teeth without negatively affecting the nerve or other critical anatomical structures of the jaw 
  6. Dental implant planning-allows for accurate angulation of placement of dental implants to prevent hitting critical anatomical structures and gives the implant the best possible chance of long-term survival. 
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