Mount Pleasant Dental Technology
State-of-the-Art Care For Mount Pleasant
After spending many years practicing dentistry, Dr. Sikes has seen technology change quite a bit before his eyes. He’s constantly working to integrate the latest advancements into his practice so his patients can always receive the most comfortable and high-quality care possible. With the instruments detailed below, he’s able to accomplish many things that would have been considered science fiction just a few years ago. If you’re ready to take care of your smile in the most efficient and effective way possible, contact us today.
Why Choose Us for Dental Technology?
- Digital X-rays: Sharper images, less radiation
- Intraoral camera: See exactly what your dentist sees
- CT Scanner: Unmatched diagnostic precision
Do your dental visits ever leave you feeling confused because you can’t really understand what your dentist is talking about? Wouldn’t it be much easier to trust what they are saying if you could see what they were referring to? Thanks to our intraoral camera, now you can. This pen-sized device can capture high-definition images of your teeth and gums we can show you on a monitor right next to your chair. Now, you and Dr. Sikes will always be on the same page, ensuring you’re able to make confident treatment decisions.
In the past, dental X-rays were captured on film, which means they took a lot of time to develop and exposed patients to an uncomfortable amount of radiation. Since going fully digital, these are now problems of the past at our practice. Digital X-rays can be taken and shown to you in a matter of seconds, and the images are higher quality as well. Even better, they emit up to 90% LESS radiation compared to traditional radiography, which is great news for both our patients and our team!
CT / Cone Beam Scanner
While a traditional 2D X-ray can give us a lot of excellent information about a patient’s smile, sometimes we need a little more than what they can tell us. This is often the case when planning more involved procedures like dental implant placement or a root canal. In these situations, our CT/cone beam scanner is the perfect tool. It’s able to generate an extremely detailed 3D model of a patient’s teeth, jaw, and surrounding oral structures so we can gain a complete understanding of a person’s dental anatomy. With this information, we can come up with the perfect treatment plan for every patient.