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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

To continually improve our service to you, Uptown Dental Surgery is dedicated to offering the latest and greatest in dental technology. Below you’ll find information on some of the advanced technology that we use.

3D Imaging

Digital Radiographs

Intraoral Cameras

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3D IMAGING

Our office is equipped with a 3D imaging machine, an advanced machine that can help our dentists detect and diagnose potential oral problems. The scan takes only 14 seconds and allows us to view undistorted 3D images. We chose this machine because the exposure to radiation is very low compared to other brands of dental 3D and up to 100 times less than traditional CT scans taken at hospitals. For the first time, patients can see their anatomy in accurate, real-life perspectives that allows them to understand their own oral health. This 3D imaging machine is used in a variety of circumstances and can:

  • Produce more accurate images
  • Assist in dental implant placement
  • Help our dentists recognize serious problems earlier
  • Allow us to share information with other healthcare professionals, dentists, and insurance agencies, as needed

If you would like more information on 3D imaging, please call Uptown Dental Surgery today. We are excited to share more information about this advanced technology with you.

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DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHS

During your regular checkups at Uptown Dental Surgery, our dentist may request to take X-rays of your teeth. These X-ray films are effective tools that help our dentists and dental team discover any potential oral problems and treat them before they turn into major issues. The decision to request X-rays is based on your individual dental history, risks, and symptoms. Dental X-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and on-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

At Uptown Dental Surgery, we utilize the latest in dental X-ray technology: digital radiography. Using an electronic sensor, the digital X-ray machine will capture and store accurate digital images of your teeth instantly. Digital X-rays are more comfortable, and emit less radiation than traditional X-rays.

We invite you to contact Uptown Dental Surgery today to schedule your next checkup with our dentist. During your appointment, we can also give you more information on digital X-rays or any of the advanced dental technology that we utilize.

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INTRAORAL CAMERAS

The intra-oral camera is a valuable tool dental professionals can use to help you understand your examination, diagnosis and treatment. This small, handheld video camera is about the same size as a dental mirror (or an oversized pen) and comes with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention. It is used to take actual pictures of your teeth with up to 25 times magnification and project them onto a screen for your review. It can also be used to give you a video tour of your entire mouth so that you can see things such as plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth, and broken or missing fillings. Lastly, pertinent images can be printed for your patient file for future reference — or even for you to take home.

 

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

This adage is proven true many times each day in offices equipped with an intra-oral camera. Prior to the development of this technology, some patients found it challenging to understand problems such as dental decay and periodontal disease. Now, it's possible to display, pause, and zoom in during a video examination of the problem area, so that you can see it for yourself — all in color and crystal clear.

 

Advantages of an Intra-Oral Camera

  • An intra-oral camera makes you more of an active partner in your dental treatment, enabling you to see what a dentist sees — an especially important benefit when additional treatments need to be discussed, or when treatment options must be explained — so that you can make informed decisions.
  • You may be more comfortable asking questions and better able to understand a treatment option or oral hygiene concern when you can actually see it.
  • Because it gives you the real-world picture of your dental hygiene, the intra-oral camera is ideally suited to show you techniques for improving your oral health and hygiene habits.
  • With its powerful magnification (much superior to the naked eye), it reveals the early stages of maladies such as gum disease and cavities.
  • The images can be captured and reexamined later, to show you changes in your oral health and hygiene or how a multi-phase treatment is progressing.
  • Furthermore, it can provide insurance companies with the proof they require to approve a needed treatment.

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