|Advanced dental technologies will continue to improve dental practices and procedures in the years to come. Our practice will continue to incorporate advanced technologies into our treatment plans to provide you with a more effective, comfortable, and affordable dental experience. For more information about our dental equipment and related services, please call us at (719) 597-6300.|
Advanced dental technology plays a major role in our practice to provide the best dental care possible for our patients. We've equipped our practice with the most advanced dental technology to provide you with an effective and comfortable dental care experience.
Digital x-rays are computer-generated scans that reduce patient radiation exposure by up to 90% (versus conventional film type x-rays). Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film that must be developed and then fixed in caustic and environmentally damaging solutions, our digital x-ray system collects images via a small electronic sensor and instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto a video monitor in the treatment room. Pretty neat! Through the utilization of Digital X-Rays, Dr. Glueckert can more rapidly and accurately document and diagnose your current dental situation.
Diode Laser (for Periodontal Therapy)
Not long ago we were telling patients that the bone loss due to periodontal disease could never be regrown. However, with the application of newer technologies and techniques, bone can be maintained and in some cases, bone loss may be reversed.
The Diode Laser is essential for Periodontal Therapy for three reasons:
1. It reduces the volume of bacteria in the gum pockets from billions to hundreds.
2. It specifically removes infected tissue while stimulating surrounding non-infected tissue.
3. Healing occurs six times quicker due to the increase in circulation promoted by the laser.
With low bacterial counts, infected tissue removed, and an increase in circulation, the progress of periodontal disease is stopped and often times bone regrows.
Tissue Adjustment: In certain dental procedures, soft tissue in the mouth has to be reduced or removed. The Diode Laser provides great benefits over traditional methods of tissue adjustment as there's very little to no pain after the procedure, it enables quicker healing times, and there's no damage to adjacent gum areas.
Through the innovative dental technology of the intra-oral camera, patients are now able to view their teeth on screen---you can actually see what Dr. Glueckert sees! Oral health education is critical in maintaining a healthy mouth and the intra-oral camera allows you to have greater awareness of your oral health and the impact it has on your teeth.
Advances and applications of dental technology have been particularly significant in the area of cosmetic dentistry. If you’re looking a fast way to dramatically whiten your teeth, the Lumi-Brite Chairside Whitening System may be the answer for you! In just 60 minutes, this safe and effective system can give you the instant results everyone wants for white teeth---by an average of eight shades whiter! A specially designed light activates the Lumi-Brite Whitening Gel to gently break down stains on your teeth and put the sparkle back in your smile. Also, with the new Lumi-Brite system, our patients experience up to 67% less sensitivity than with similar lights.