Modern Dental Technology

We practice modern dentistry

Technology in the dental field is ever-changing so we make sure to continually integrate premium, state-of-the-art equipment into our practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in dentistry allows us to treat patients more effectively, with less pain, and in fewer visits. This equals stunning results, less time in the dental chair, and a more comfortable experience from start to finish.

Flip through the tabs below to learn more about some of Dr. Stokke’s favorite pieces of technology here at Stokke Family Dentistry!

iTero 5D+

The iTero 5D+ is a special intra oral scanner that includes a time lapse, NIRI, and other game-changing features:

  • NIRI | The NIRI is a near infrared camera that allows us to detect caries in between the teeth without radiation! We still need radiographs, but we use the two together. So far research is showing the NIRI Is 66% more sensitive at detecting cavities than radiographs.
  • Smile Simulator & Smile View | The iTero 5D+ creates realistic simulations of your new smile! Using a smiling photo and scan of your teeth we can show you your new smile almost instantly!
  • Time Lapse | Once we have two scans, the time lapse feature allows us to compare the two scans to detect changes over time. We now have an objective way to detect if your teeth are really wearing down over time.

We take dental health scans on almost all of our hygiene patients once per year. This latest technology allows you to see your teeth in 3D and for us to detect changes over time. The use of this intra oral scanner greatly improves the efficiency, accuracy, and comfort of dental treatments while enhancing the patient experience and outcomes.

Intra-Oral Camera

Intra-oral imaging gives you a hassle-free, detailed view of your mouth in pictures and videos without the need for “goopy” impressions.

Putting specific problem areas onto a computer screen lets us see with clarity and detail that’s not possible with a traditional mouth mirror. Hand-held wands quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums. In fact, even small cracks that often lead to broken teeth appear vividly with the click of a button. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly by showing you what we see in great detail.

As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits often pay more quickly with the visual proof of a digital image.

CBCT 3D Imaging

CBCT 3D Imaging

The ConeBeam CT imaging system is a digital x-ray scanner that rotates once around your head while you stand or sit in a chair. The process is quick, simple, and completely painless. We use these scans to provide the best treatment in dental implants, root canals, diagnosis of dental and facial pain, etc. We can evaluate your teeth and facial structures from literally every angle, in 3D, and in color! Routine x-rays, on the other hand, produce a single flat image with limited information.

You can have absolute confidence and satisfaction in the treatment you receive, knowing we’ve analyzed every problem with 3D technology.

Digital X-Ray

Digital x-ray

Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays. Technological advancements in x-ray technology provide multiple benefits:

Safety | Our digital x-ray system provides up to 90% reduction in radiation compared to older film-based systems.

Time Savings | Images captured instantly with a digital sensor lessen the time you spend in the dental chair.

Better Outcomes | Improved image clarity increases our ability to diagnose and treat conditions.

Soft Tissue Laser

Soft Tissue Laser

Occasionally, lumps or bumps on the soft tissue of your mouth may need removal. Traditionally, a surgical procedure involving incisions and sutures would be required to produce a biopsy sample. Today, this pen-shaped wand allows us to remove suspicious or bothersome bumps in a couple of minutes. The healing stimulated by laser energy leads to rapid healing and little to no discomfort, without the need for stitches.

Similarly, gums can be quickly reshaped without bleeding, and some gum infections are now treated with rapid results. Even cold sores or mouth ulcers can undergo faster healing when laser energy passes over the surface. These lasers are safe for use with children and can help with growth and development issues or help wisdom teeth move into place.

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