Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Colchester, VT
The Latest Advancements in Dentistry
The latest dental technology allows us to diagnose dental conditions more efficiently. Here are a few of our current technologies that you may benefit from as our patient:
Billing is without a doubt one of the biggest hurdles to efficiency in a dental office, or any medical practice, really. To help speed things up, we have incorporated electronic billing with insurance companies to expedite payment and treatment estimates. And there is no need to worry about your privacy or security; we are as dedicated to keeping your information secure. We also offer credit card or debit payments over the phone or by simply using our patient portal.
Digital Dental X-rays
Elevate Dental is pleased to offer patients digital radiography. These digital x-rays emit far less radiation than traditional systems — reducing radiation exposure by as much as 85%. Even better, there is no waiting time associated with digital x-rays! Instead, the detailed, digital images are immediately available for review on a computer monitor. The doctor is even able to magnify or measure an area of interest on the x-ray! We can also safely store digital images for quick access and instantly transfer them to a specialist or insurance company.
The intraoral camera is an exciting innovation that provides highly detailed images of your teeth and gums. The handheld tool is tipped with a tiny camera that captures digital images, which are instantly sent to a monitor so you can review them with your dentist. We love the intraoral camera as it allows you to become an active participant in the treatment planning stage. This facilitates a more team-based approach between the patient and doctor which leads to better experiences and better outcomes!
Cone Beam CT Scanner
Digital X-rays are a remarkable tool. However, they do not always give us the level of detail we need to plan for complex treatments. That is where the CBCT scanner comes into play. This machine provides us with extremely detailed three-dimensional images, not just of teeth and bones, but also of nerve pathways and soft tissues in the craniofacial region. It thus plays an important role in helping us provide TMJ therapy, dental implants, and root canal therapy in a manner that is as precise as possible.
Diode Laser Dentistry
Laser technology is at the forefront of dental medicine. The doctors at Elevate Dental have two diode lasers that can be used for a variety of treatments! Here are just some of the procedures that can be completed more comfortably and efficiently with lasers:
- They can reduce the healing time of and relieve symptoms for cold sores and canker sores.
- Lasers can be used for taking biopsies with precision and efficiency
- Gum sterilization prior to hygiene procedures (especially useful for immunocompromised or diabetic patients)
- Tongue-tie or frenulum pull removals
- And much, much more!
Lasers are amazing because they sterilize tissue as they work which minimizes risk of infection and decreases the need for antibiotics post treatment. Ask us more at your next visit!
Tired of goopy sloppy impressions needed for dental procedures? Don’t worry!
At Elevate Dental, we use the latest intraoral digital impression scanner technology. Dr. Kristen and Dr. Mike use the cordless Trios 3Shape Scanner, the same scanner used by many dental labs. This allows seamless communication and data transfer without distortion with our preferred laboratories. That means no mess AND less error. Most dental procedures including crown and bridge, implant scanning, some removable denture impressions, and more can be completed without the need for impression material. Call us today to schedule!