Technology, in general, is changing and improving faster than ever, and fortunately, dentistry has benefitted from this explosion of progress as well. Dr. Lam is constantly updating our dental office because she knows that when she’s able to use the most advanced tools, she can deliver the most efficient and effective care possible. The instruments detailed below will ensure that your appointments always fly by in a flash and provide the beautiful results you deserve every time. To come experience truly state-of-the-art dentistry, contact our Wheaton dental office today.
Our intraoral cameras help make appointments much more transparent and easy to understand for patients. Rather than simply telling you about what we see in your smile, we can actually show you with high-definition images. Each camera is a small “wand” that fits easily into the mouth, and we can display the images it captures on a monitor right in the treatment room. We can use them to talk about the current state of your dental health and why you might need additional treatment.
Finding and treating decay is one of the most important things we do every day, and thanks to our laser cavity detector, we’re better at it than ever. It uses a beam of light to scan the thickness of enamel, and it’s able to find even the slightest hint of thinning or decay. With this information, we can quickly intervene and help stop a cavity before it even forms, helping our patients preserve more of their teeth over time.
There is much more to your smile than what can just be seen with the naked eye, and X-rays enable us to view your entire oral cavity so we can catch and diagnose problems that are still hidden below the surface. We now only use digital X-rays because, compared to traditional ones, they are much faster, create higher-quality images, and reduce radiation exposure to a practically non-existent level (which is great news for our patients with small children).
Wax models of the teeth enable our team to better plan and design a wide variety of treatments, plus we can easily show patients how their care works and what their results may look like. This not only makes everything easier to understand, but patients are able to ask for adjustments before any treatment begins, making them simple to implement. Basically, these models allow our artistic side to come out, helping us literally “sculpt” your perfect smile.