Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Fort Mill, SC
Progress That Makes You Smile
Modern dental technology is amazing, and it can make a huge difference in the quality of a patient’s dental care. That’s why Dr. Chougule and the Southlake Family Dentistry team work diligently to keep our dental office up to date, and we frequently train on how to use the latest equipment. The instruments highlighted below will not only make your time with us more efficient, but transparent as well, because you’ll be able to see exactly what we see in your mouth. To start benefiting from our state-of-the-art approach today, be sure to give us a call.
Dental X-rays allow our team to look at your teeth below the gum line where a variety of problems can develop that normally would be invisible to the naked eye. Not only do digital X-rays produce much sharper images compared to traditional film, but the images only take seconds to develop as well. That means we can show you your X-rays right after taking them. Plus, the process emits about 80-90% less radiation, making it safer for everyone.
Thanks to our intraoral camera, you can now see your mouth from your dentist’s perspective! This small device is able to capture close-up, high-resolution images of the teeth and gums, and we can display them on a monitor right next to your chair. So, instead of simply telling you what’s going on with your smile, our team can show you and better explain why certain treatments might be necessary.
Cone Beam CT Scanner
We rely on our cone beam CT scanner when planning for more complicated treatments, ones that will affect all of the teeth as well as the bite. Instead of creating an image of a few teeth like a regular X-ray, this device takes several images and pieces them together to generate a 3D model that includes both rows of teeth, the jaws, and nearby oral structures. This gives us a “big picture” view of someone’s oral health, allowing us to formulate more personalized and accurate treatment plans.
ITero Digital Impression System
Before a patient receives Invisalign or could be fitted with a denture or veneers, we used to have to take an impression of their teeth by having them bite into a mold filled with putty. The process was extremely messy and not always accurate, which is why we’ve upgraded to digital impressions. Now, we simply scan the teeth, and in about five minutes, we have a perfect digital model that we can send to the lab to ensure they create a beautiful, perfectly fitting restoration.