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Technology

Marisa Patt, Prosthodontist and Implant Specialist at BOCO Dental

We love new technology! And we are continuously evolving to make your dental experience better.

Remember when you had to bite down on those cardboard tabs…  Yeah, we don’t want to go there either. Thankfully, you never have to again…

Although digital impressions and CAD/CAM technology has been around for a couple decades, in the past 5 years, it has surpassed our traditional workflow. Often, digital workflows are faster, more gentle on your mouth and gums, and have equally as good (if not better) outcomes. Check it out!

CONE BEAM TECHNOLOGY & 3D IMAGING

Three-dimensional dental imagery allows for better diagnosis, treatment planning, and enhanced detail because we get a 360-degree view with less radiation than an international airplane flight.

CEREC CAD/CAM TECHNOLOGY

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing — is a mouthful, but it means we can manufacture precision custom crowns on-site in a single office visit. Instead of waiting 2-3 weeks, you can get a same-day crown in about 3 hours!

Dr. Marisa Patt BOCO Dental Restorative Services

DENTAL VIBE

The Dental Vibe is a hand-held device that creates vibrations that make it difficult for your brain to register sensation from an anesthetic injection. The vibrations reach the brain before the pain from the needle does — in a sense ‘confusing’ pain receptors. It’s ideal for patients who experience dental anxiety.

DIGITAL X-RAYS

Digital radiographs have become the standard in dentistry. They provide greater detail than traditional films at a fraction of the radiation exposure. Not to mention, digital radiographs eliminate the need for hazardous film developing chemicals. 

DIGITAL CAMERA

Intra-oral cameras allow for imaging of hard-to-reach places within the oral cavity.  These images can facilitate the detection of tooth cracks or fractures, and can assist in cavity detection. The added bonus is that you get to see what we see!

ZOOM IN-OFFICE WHITENING

With Zoom-in-office whitening, you can have brighter teeth in about an hour. Skip the hassle of wearing trays of goop for weeks at a time, and limit your window of post-whitening cold sensitivity. Book a consultation, and find out if Zoom whitening is right for you.