The use of technology in a variety of forms has transformed the field of dentistry in the late 21st century and continues to evolve today. From digital x-rays and diagnostics to CAD/CAM treatments and dental lasers, today’s patients enjoy a vastly improved dental experience and more accurate, lasting results. Drs. Lynn and Dickert are committed to providing the highest standard of care in our Charleston area practice and have incorporated leading technology into our office for the benefit of our patients.
Digital Dentistry in Charleston
Digital dentistry is a term that can be applied to a wide range of technologies in use today, from digital record keeping to CBCT scanners that generate high-resolution 3-D images often used in evaluating a patient’s oral health and for planning the placement of a dental implant. Our office uses digital x-rays, significantly reducing radiation exposure for patients and providing instant digital imagery for use during your visit. Your digital x-ray becomes a part of your digital dental history, stored in our computer system for easy access, 24/7. Digital record keeping is a lasting, accurate dental history for each patient that can be shared in the case of an emergency or with a specialist as needed.
West Ashley Family Dentistry also uses CAD/CAM technology to streamline the dental crown process with in-office design and milling capabilities that offer superior results along with the convenience of same day service. This type of computer-aided design technology is also a key component of Invisalign® treatment used to take digital impressions and analyze for the creation of custom aligners that will reposition teeth.
Digital technology can make a common procedure less invasive or more pleasant, as is the case with the Cavitron®, an ultrasonic tooth scaler that can be used by our dental hygienists to clean your teeth more effectively with virtually no discomfort or scraping of the tooth surfaces.
To learn more about how digital technology in our office is enhancing your dental care, ask your dentist or hygienist during your next routine visit. We are committed to continuing education and the ongoing adoption of dental technology that has a proven track record for improving results.