We utilize digital dentistry in our Suffolk, VA dental office. Using modern technology, Dr. Steve Gwaltney, Dr. J. Ryland Gwaltney, and Dr. Whitney Gwaltney are able to diagnose and treat dental problems in a more thorough and convenient manner. Digital dental technology allows the team at Gwaltney Dental to see dental problems more clearly so they can be addressed as soon as possible. We can offer same-day dental restorations and complete care for dental implants under one roof.
Modern Dental Technology
We provide a variety of techniques and technologies used to diagnose and treat our patients. This technology aids us in providing the most efficient care possible:
- CEREC: CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, uses CAD/CAM to create dental crowns. Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) allow us to fabricate and place dental crowns efficiently in-office. Our dental crowns are made of high-quality porcelain ceramic that blends in with natural teeth. Dental crowns are also durable enough to cover weakened teeth as well as dental implants.
- CBCT scanners: Cone-beam computed tomography is a diagnostic tool we often use to help patients who need one or more dental implants. It allows us to see accurate, three-dimensional images of the teeth and surrounding tissues. With CBCT scanners, we can find look for healthy bone for the stable placement of dental implants. This is especially important when placing implants to secure dentures or dental bridges.
- Digital x-rays: We can capture clear and precise images of the patient’s mouth using digital x-rays. X-rays capture images immediately for a quick and comfortable examination. We can also save and access these x-rays easily. Compared to traditional x-rays, modern digital x-rays do not expose patients or dentists to high levels of radiation.
- i-Tero scanners: i-Tero scanners are intraoral scanners that take digital images of the teeth and gums. With this scanner, we can show patients images of their mouths in real-time. Intraoral scanners not only diagnose dental problems but are also used as a tool to educate patients about their own oral health. And no more messy impression trays.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Receive high-quality dental care using the latest in dental technology. Call our Suffolk dental office at 757.982.8467 or request an appointment with our team online. Want to learn more about our dental services? Explore our website or ask us about your treatment options.