Having a dental lab on the premises enables our office to provide the highest quality services and the most convenient options in care. With a full-service laboratory on the premises, we can customize a comprehensive range of dental restorations and prostheses, including inlays/onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, partial or full dentures, and other appliances. By working hand-in-hand with our onsite dental lab, we’re able to craft restorations that blend seamlessly with your smile while achieving healthy, functional, and long-lasting results of care. And, if you happen to damage or lose a dental restoration or appliance, you can rely on our office and an in-house lab for prompt replacements or repairs.
Digital radiography utilizes computer technology and digital sensors for the acquisition, viewing, storage, and sharing of radiographic images. It offers several advantages over the older traditional film-based methods of taking x-rays. The most significant of these advantages is that digital radiography reduces a patient’s exposure to radiation. Other benefits are that images can be viewed instantly after being taken, can be seen simultaneously as needed by multiple practitioners, and can be easily shared with other offices. Digital x-rays are also safer for the environment as they do not require any chemicals or paper to develop.
An electronic pad, known as a sensor, is used instead of film to acquire a digital image. After the image is taken, it goes directly into the patient’s file on the computer. Once it is stored on the computer, it can be easily viewed on a screen, shared, or printed out.
By using intra-oral optical scanning devices, the need for patients to have a messy conventional dental impression taken of their teeth is eliminated. Digital optical impressions enable the dentist to more efficiently and effectively obtain an accurate computer-generated representation of their patient’s teeth along with the surrounding tissues. In addition to being much more comfortable for the patient, a digital impression eliminates the need for the dentist to either create a stone model from the impression or mail the impression directly to the laboratory for any type of work to be done. Digital impression information is transmitted electronically, significantly reducing the turnaround time of any needed outside laboratory work. Digital impressions are also integral to systems that produce same-day, in-office ceramic restorations.