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Dental Technology at Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery

At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we use the latest, most advanced technology to ensure your experience is as efficient, comfortable, and safe as possible. To find out more about the technology our dental practice uses or schedule an appointment, call us today at 540-908-4846.

Types of Technology We Use to Enhance Your Oral Health and Wellbeing

Our American Dental Association certified dental technicians are highly skilled professionals. Of course, having advanced equipment is essential, but having a technician trained in the advancements of digital dentistry is critical to providing high-quality care.

Your oral health is essential to us, so using the latest technology and dental procedures helps us better treat our patients. Here are some examples of the technology we use for personalized treatment in Harrisonburg, VA.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth. The technological advances in radiology have made a safer, more efficient, and more thorough imaging process in the dental world. Our team can use digital radiography to identify and diagnose many problems, such as:

  • Decay in between teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Cysts and abscesses
  • Fractures in existing fillings
  • Tumors
  • Infection in the tooth nerves
  • Bone loss

Intraoral Camera

Our intraoral camera is a small, comfortable device that we use to see the hard-to-reach areas inside your mouth, like your posterior teeth. The intraoral camera takes high-quality, colored images of your teeth, gums, and other regions of the oral cavity. We utilize this camera to diagnose dental issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease and educate our patients in the process.

iTero Digital Scanning

iTero digital scanning allows our team to view three-dimensional images of the inside of our patient’s mouth. This technology provides an easier way for our dentists and staff to diagnose and create a treatment plan for our patients.

The iTero scanner takes 20 images every second in full color, allowing us to distinguish differences in healthy and diseased areas easily. In addition, it will enable us to build digital models of your mouth to create and place better fitting appliances such as dental implants. This computer-aided manufacturing allows us to create the perfect plan for your restorations.

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic x-rays provide a complete view of the upper and lower arches and structure in the mouth to diagnose better and treat dental issues. Our oral health professionals can use panoramic x-rays:

  • Assess the need for orthodontics and evaluate the progress of treatment
  • Diagnose impacted wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth
  • Analyze the development of periodontal disease
  • Evaluate the TMJ (jaw joint) and diagnose a TMJ disorder
  • Detect oral cancer, abscesses, or tumors
  • Plan dental implant placement
  • Diagnose cavities (tooth decay) and other dental problems
  • Evaluate the extent of dental or facial trauma

Paperless Charting

We are a completely digital practice, so all of our charting and x-ray records are safely kept with the aid of a computer. In addition, using computer-aided charting allows our team to work more efficiently and accurately, spending more personalized time with our patients.

The Importance of Advanced Technology in Dental Offices

The ability of dental practices to provide quality care has changed dramatically over the last few decades, thanks to advances in technology.

It wasn’t that long ago that offices were simplistic, with chairs and tools from the 1950s. Today offices are much more like medical offices. Patients can expect chairs that allow hygienists to perform cleanings, x-ray machines designed explicitly for diagnoses, and more anatomy-specific tools.

Technology for a dental office is an investment, both in money and space, and we invest in the latest technology that can help us quickly diagnose and treat patient concerns. In addition, modern tools allow dentists to provide efficient, comfortable, and safe care.

At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we use the latest technology worth the investment, efficient tools, comfortable chairs, x-ray machines that are anatomy specific, and materials that provide quality care that is safe for our patients. In addition, we adapt to the changing patient preferences and understand that many suffer from dental anxiety, so we strive to provide a comfortable environment.

For a dental professional who uses the latest technology, contact us today!

The use of digital technology allows us to provide more thorough and accurate diagnoses and treatment options to our patients. We want our dental patients to have a positive experience during all visits, and having new technologies allows us to provide the best dental care for their overall health.