When you choose to come to Lifetime Dental, you know that you and your family will receive the highest quality of dental care available today. Dr. Her is highly trained and uses simultaneously time-tested yet also revolutionary equipment and techniques to give you your best smile, while maintaining your comfort in the process. Our advanced technology facilitates diagnosis, speeds up treatment, and ensures treatment success. To learn more about the tools we use, continue reading below.
Traditional X-rays had to be processed in harsh chemicals for a certain amount of time, potentially delaying treatment and causing harm for the environment. Plus, they exposed patients to more radiation than necessary. Our digital X-rays capture accurate images and are ready for review practically immediately, allowing Dr. Her to diagnose problems sooner. In addition, digital X-rays emit about 90 percent less radiation and are more ecofriendly.
Before intraoral cameras, dentists had no way of showing patients their own oral problems and how things looked inside their mouths. Basically, patients had to blindly trust their dentists. With this technology, Dr. Her can educate patients about oral issues using our chairside screens and intraoral camera. This technology enables and empowers our patients to make more informed decisions about their treatment.
When it comes to performing complex procedures, Dr. Her takes extra time to create a precise plan in advance in order to ensure success. A CT cone beam scanner captures many images to form a comprehensive 3D image of all the oral structures, including blood vessels, bone, and nerve tissues. When placing a dental implant, for example, Dr. Her uses this technology to meticulously plan the procedure for optimal healing.
In the past, impressions for custom restorations or oral appliances had to be collected with dental putty. Many patients found this material the experience unpleasant, and the impressions were occasionally inaccurate, leading to ill-fitting products. At Lifetime Dental, we use a digital impression system to measure your mouth precisely. This technology easily fits into your mouth and can ensure a perfect fit for your restoration or appliance the first time around.
Getting a dental crown traditionally entails two separate appointments—the first visit is dedicated to taking the impressions and placing the temporary crown while the second is devoted to getting the permanent crown into position a few weeks later. Our team utilizes CEREC technology to design, craft, and place your custom crown right here in our Gainesville practice. No more temporary crowns, no more waiting for the final product to be completed, and no more wasted time with extra appointments.