At Brady Dental Care, we pay close attention to dental technologies and are always interested in new equipment, instruments, and other dentistry innovations that indicate benefits to patient comfort and outcomes.
Below, we have compiled a list of some of the technologies we offer in our dental office.
If you have any questions about any of these, give us a call- we're happy to explain!
Digital x-rays represent a newer advancement in x-ray technology. With this approach to your dental care, our team can safely capture quality digital images of your teeth and gums. We can resize, refocus, and see problem areas up close like never before.
Additionally, digital x-rays are safer for you because they emit negligible radiation– approximately the amount you might receive after standing outside for several hours. These x-rays are also better for our environment because they are kept on file digitally and require no chemical or development solutions.
Intraoral cameras allow our dentists to show you what they see when examining your teeth and gums. This includes up-close images of areas you’ve probably never seen before, or never seen in such vivid detail.
Our intraoral cameras are about the size of an ink pen and can project images on one of our monitors. This helps you understand why a particular treatment plan has been ordered or helps you make informed decisions about your dental care. This is one of our favorite patient-education tools.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and odorless gas delivered through a small nasal mask. This technology allows for a more comfortable dental experience because the gas creates a euphoric or relaxed feeling so our dentists can treat your dental needs more comfortably. It is safe for children, and when the mask is removed, the effects disappear. This technology is important for patients who have dental anxiety or require a little extra relaxation during dental procedures.
Panoramic X-Rays are similar to digital x-rays as far as safety and quality imaging. However, these x-rays allow Dr. Brady and Dr. Throckmorton to capture panoramic images of your oral structure. This helps them better plan treatments and spot potential issues before they become serious and costly problems. Digital panoramic x-rays help us identify wisdom teeth, potential infections, and other issues that smaller x-ray sensors can't see. Panoramic x-rays are often used in cosmetic dentistry and smile planning, too.
No need for the "goop" that would make you gag! Now when we do impressions for things such as crowns, night guards, veneers, and clear aligners, we can use our digital impression scanner to get the information we need.