Advanced Technology | North Raleigh NC
Part of our mission at Boyles Dental is to offer our patients the latest in modern technology that adds value, not unnecessary cost, to our patients’ oral health and well-being. When you seek care at our office, you can be assured that we are utilizing the latest in technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Dr. Boyles utilizes loupe microscopes and high power illumination to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using loupe microscopes and intense illumination (3,600 Footcandles) enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. This technology allows us to surpass the precision of care with which could be obtained solely with the naked eye.
Digital Radiographic Imaging
We choose carefully which and when radiographs are necessary. Radiographs allow us to see things we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies, and most importantly, educate patients regarding their oral health.
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Digital Panoramic and 3D Imaging
Our office is equipped with a Planmeca ProMax, used for taking digital panoramic x-rays and 3D images. The Planmeca ProMax captures both 2D panoramic images and 3D views of the entire oral cavity, including jaw joints and nasal sinuses. The panoramic images allow us to see a much broader perspective of the jaw in 2D, while the 3D x-ray shows us an exact spatial relationship (to 1/10th of a millimeter) of the entire mouth in various slices, aiding us particularly in the following areas of dental care:
- Bone and hard tissue abnormalities
- Infections and fractures
- Tooth and jaw development
- Impacted teeth
- Sinus visualization
- Implant planning
The results allow us to provide the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment in a more efficient manner for each patient. Dr. Boyles and his staff will be able to produce immediate images that will then be shown and explained to each patient, allowing you to be a partner with us in your dental care and more involved with the entire process.
Read more about this new technology here on our Boyles Dental blog.
We utilize intraoral camera technology to enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. It allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This means a faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and lab or insurance companies.
When it comes to creating the perfect dental impression, accuracy is everything. The newest game changer in dental technology that offers unparalleled accuracy for making fast, precise digital dental impressions is the 3M True Definition Intraoral Scanner.
The 3D-in-motion video technology of the intraoral scanner generates a true replica of a patient’s oral anatomy—giving more visibility right from the start. Plus, the innovative design ensures comfortable intraoral scanning.
Next time you are in our office for a crown, bridge, veneers, implants or partials, you will experience this cutting edge machine that will show you an instant digital impression of your teeth, right before your eyes! This means no messy impression materials, more accuracy, and faster turnaround for our patients.