Advanced Dental Technology
When you visit us, you can be sure that all our team members at Lee Family Dentistry are utilizing the latest in dental technology to deliver exceptional, state-of-the-art care.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Radiographs allow us to detect cavities in-between your teeth, analyze the health of your bone, and screen for any oral pathology. At Lee Family Dentistry, we use only digital imaging, which decreases exposure time and therefore radiation amounts, as compared to conventional film x-rays. Digital imaging allows us to view radiographs on a computer monitor or iPad, so we can easily share our findings with you. Digital imaging also enables us to transfer your radiographs quickly and easily to specialists or insurance companies.
Intraoral cameras are very small cameras developed specifically for taking pictures of teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. These cameras allow the doctors and hygienists at Lee Family Dentistry to capture clear, precise images inside the mouth, which are then projected onto a computer screen. From here, these well-defined, enlarged images can be used to diagnose oral pathology, share findings with patients, and aid in developing a comprehensive treatment plan. We save these images, which become a permanent part of each patient’s chart, and, if necessary, can easily be sent to the patient, insurance companies, dental laboratories, or specialists.
Laser dentistry is one of the latest advancements in periodontal (gum) therapy, and is both safe and effective. Dental lasers allow the doctors at Lee Family Dentistry to reach below the gum line when working on deep decay. We also use lasers to contour and reshape the gums for esthetic purposes. This often eliminates the need for invasive surgical procedures and suturing. Healing of the gums afterward is much faster, and post-operative sensitivity is reduced.
With our state-of-the-art intraoral scanner, Dr. Lee and Dr. Davis can quickly and comfortably create highly accurate digital 3D models of patients’ teeth, often eliminating the need for messy conventional impressions. A small camera is used to take a video scan of the inside the patient’s mouth, and that scan is then used to reconstruct the teeth digitally. This precise reconstruction can then be used to create beautiful, esthetic, and well-fitting crowns, bridges, and dentures for both natural teeth and implants.