General, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry
The ability to detect dental disease and use the least amount of radiation has become a necessity.
Digital radiography reduces exposure to x-ray radiation by 75 to 90%. One of the greatest advantages is the ability to view each image at greatly increased size over a traditional piece of x-ray film. This allows for earlier detection of dental disease, better doctor to patient communication and patient education.
In 1999 Intermountain Smiles was the first dental office in the Western United States to incorporate a digital Panorex system by Schick Technologies!
Conebeam technology allows us to obtain a 3D x-ray image, similar to a CT scan. This is helpful in planning and placement of dental implants.
One of the best modern diagnostic tools and least utilized by dentists. If your dentist isn't using one, chances are that problems are going undetected.
Intraoral cameras allow you to see what the dentist sees, but enlarged 20 times or more. It also allows us to do a more thorough and detailed exam as early warning signs are more easily seen, such as cracks, decay and open margins. This allows for treatment before problems become painful or more invasive.
When tooth extraction is indicated, the removal technique plays an important role in the healing process whether a graft or implant is placed. The Powertome® improves the tooth removal process by providing greater control for the surgeon.
The surgery is often flapless so patients experience reduced pain and swelling.
Placement of dental implants requires a new approach - the use of cone beam technology provides a 3D view of dental anatomy, allowing for proper planning and placement of implants.
Cone beam technology also aids diagnosis and treatment of endodontic (root canal) procedures.
Proper diagnosis begins with being able to see clearly. These mini-microscopes greatly improve the treatment you're able to receive.
Magnifying the oral field with dental loupes allows Dr. Young to clearly see detail that provides you with the best treatment. It's a simple piece of equipment, but invaluable when it comes to providing the best care.