At Tawas Bay Dental, we take pride in providing nothing but the best to our patients, every step of the way, and an important part of that is our dental technology. Using the most modern methods and equipment available, we are able to give you timely, expert, and precise diagnosis and treatment.
Get to know some of our latest technological tools of the trade to find out how we use them to give you top-notch dental care:
These small cameras (about the size of a pen) are an excellent diagnostic tool, but also an important method of communication between patient and dentist. These cameras provide outstanding image quality and zoom abilities, allowing Dr. Johnson to zero in on the trouble spots. The other advantage is the patient can also see these images, so that you are able to better understand the diagnosis and treatment methods he’s recommending.
Digital radiography, or digital x-rays, have a lot of advantages. They use up to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays, they’re faster, more accurate, and more comfortable for the patient. Instead of bite-wings, the digital x-ray uses a small sensor to to take the images of your teeth and send them to the computer. The computer images are highly detailed but can be enhanced even further, making it a fantastic diagnostic tool and aid in treatment.
Also faster and more accurate than traditional x-rays, panoramic x-rays provide a picture of the entire mouth at once. Imaging technology allows the pictures to be taken quickly and then stored so that they are ready for use at any time.
From the Greek kephalos meaning “head”, cephalometric x-rays provide a comprehensive picture of the side of the face. This is especially useful for the dentist to check bite, measure teeth, examine the jaw and cheekbone, and look for other oral issues. The cephalometric x-ray is especially useful when planning orthodontic work.
Also known as telescopic loupes, Dr. Johnson uses a powerful magnification tool to see the inside of his patient’s mouth with as much detail as possible while he is working. Together with the aid of the headlight, the loupe allows a high amount of precision, so that Dr. Johnson can see tiny details that would be invisible to the naked eye.
Tawas Bay Dental makes certain to have the most advanced technology, software, and treatment methods available - it’s our commitment to you, for the best dental care possible.