Modern technology can make a huge impact on the level of patient care at a dental office. At Spring Smiles, we invest in state-of-the-art equipment because we know that it enhances your experience in our office. We use laser therapy for gum disease, same-day CEREC crowns, SMART Amalgam Filling Removal, and CBCT scans to give you a comfortable, efficient visit.
Cone Beam CT
Cone beam computed tomography (also known as CBCT) is a special type of x-ray used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. At our office, we use CBCT technology to take precise, detailed, three dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone. This imaging technology only requires a single scan, which makes the process much faster and more comfortable than a traditional x-ray.
If you are interested in the health and aesthetic benefits of removing old metal amalgam fillings, we offer safe and comfortable treatments with SMART. This is an acronym that stands for the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique. The technique ensures that all patients are protected from mercury during the removal of an amalgam filling. Since amalgam fillings contain mercury which can be harmful, it’s important to see a dentist certified in SMART for your treatment.
For your convenience, our office is equipped with a CEREC machine. This state-of-the-art dental technology allows us to create custom crowns in a single appointment. This means that our patients won’t have to wait 2-3 weeks for a traditional crown to be manufactured at a third-party lab. Patients also won’t have to deal with wearing an uncomfortable temporary crown while they wait for a permanent crown. If you need a crown to cover a damaged tooth, ask us about CEREC technology during your appointment!