Explore Advanced Dental Technology
Patients are always our priority at Smile Refined Family Dentistry, and one way we make dental care more comfortable for every one we treat is by utilizing advanced technologies. While you may not think about technology as having an impact on your dental care, the tools we utilize actually allow us to offer faster, more effective, and safer dentistry services. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Have you ever been to a dental visit where your dentist tried to explain a complicated oral health concern and how to correct it, but you couldn't picture what they were talking about? We use intraoral photography to allow our patients to see their smiles through our eyes. Using a small intraoral camera that resembles a pen, we capture images of your smile that we can look at together on our chairside computer monitors. We even have software that allows us to manipulate the images, so you can see the amazing transformations that are possible with our wide array of dental services.
Like intraoral photography, digital x-rays are another way we are able to include you in the treatment planning process. Where digital images allow us to view the surface level areas of teeth, x-rays offer us a glimpse below the gum line at the underlying dental structures. During your appointment, we’ll use digital x-rays displayed on chairside monitors to show you areas of concern and help you understand how changes in at-home care or office treatments can improve your overall oral health. Digital x-rays are available immediately, and they can be transferred instantly to specialists or insurance providers as needed. Best of all, they reduce the radiation exposure for our patients and team members by 40% or more.