We use state of the art technology for both diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions. We also use the most stringent sterilization techniques available so you can be assured of the safety and cleanliness of each treatment room. We use water distilled in our office for all procedures, and our water lines are treated daily with an antibacterial agents. This helps to ensure your health after each and every visit.
Here are just a few of the ways in which we use the most current technology to provide you with the best care possible:
Dental Imaging Software
Our new Snap! dental imaging software allows you to instantly see the results of many procedures before having them done. We will show you a side-by-side comparison of before and after photos before having the procedure done. We can enhance photos to show the amazing results of:
- Repairing Chips
- Closing Spaces
- Replacing Missing Teeth
- Full Cosmetic Veneers
From cold sore treatment to laser gum therapy, our soft tissue laser provides you with an alternative to conventional dentistry that enables faster healing and less discomfort.
Laser Cavity Detection
With laser cavity detection, we can detect decay years before it shows up on x-rays. When decay is caught early, Dr. Alexander is able to place very small, conservative fillings pain free without the use of anesthetic.
Digital radiographs produce about 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays also provide instant pictures to make your chair time more productive. Finally, digital x-rays can be enlarged, making it easier for you to see what we see.
Find out more information on dental x-rays, read our dental x-rays frequently asked questions.
Digital Impressions for Crowns & Bridges
If you have ever had a conventional impression taken, you know just how uncomfortable the process can be. The putty is messy, tastes unpleasant, and in many patients can cause gagging. With iTero digital impressions, the only thing that touches your teeth is the tip of a hand-held wand. The iTero digital impression system creates an exact digital replica of what is in your mouth. The digital impression results in a more accurate impression and a better fitting crown or bridge with little to no adjusting.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screen
The VELscope is a painless and non-invasive way for us to detect possible cancerous and precancerous areas that may be undetectable to the naked eye. Currently, 25% of all newly diagnosed cases have been in patients under the age of forty with none of the known risk factors. Because of this, we encourage every non-smoker to have this exam done yearly and tobacco users at least every six-months. The reason for the exam is simple, early detection saves lives!
Intra Oral Camera
Our digital camera takes an image of your entire mouth and displays it so that it is easy for you to see. We have found this to be very useful in helping you understand your treatment alternatives. It also allows us to send images to your insurance company. In some cases, this improves insurance coverage and payment.