Dental Technology

As dentists, we use the latest dental technology to diagnose diseases, improve routine procedures, and prevent illness. We choose to employ these technologies because we know that they will greatly benefit you, our valued patients.

CEREC

CEREC technology allows us to restore damaged teeth in a single appointment. Your new CEREC restoration will be milled right here in our office. This restoration is biocompatible with the natural tissues found in your mouth. It’s also more durable, lasts longer, and is more beautiful than other types of restorations.

DentalVibe

Dentalvibe is an instrument used to alleviate injection pain. If you’ve ever had a shot at the dentist, you know they can be painful. With DentalVibe, this pain is eliminated.

This device delivers micro-oscillations to the site where the injection will be administered. These gentle micro-oscillations stimulate the nerves in that area and effectively block the pain of injections.

Diagnodent Laser

This laser helps us to detect dental caries (cavities) in their earliest stages, so we can treat them while they are still very small and haven’t done as much damage to your teeth. Early treatment of cavities can prevent severe damage to every structure in your mouth.

Softcare Laser Dentistry

We use Softcare laser dentistry in healing gum disease. After utilizing an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar from the surface of your teeth, light energy from a laser is directed at the area between your gums and  your teeth.This light energy reduces the bacteria that causes gum disease for a treatment that is just as effective as it is comfortable.

Rotary Root Canals

Rotary root canals utilize an electrically-powered instrument to replace traditional manual files. The tip of this new electric hand tool is made of nickel titanium, which is far more flexible than the old stainless steel tools. Because the rotary instrument is so flexible, it can be inserted into the root canal more easily, without causing damage to the passageway.

The Wand

Dental sedation is a great way to reduce dental anxiety, but what if you fear receiving the sedation? The Wand allows us to administer anesthetic comfortably and effortlessly with a computerized pump to control the pressure and amount of anesthetic you receive.

Intraoral Cameras

Being able to see what the dentist sees when he or she looks inside your mouth can help you better understand our recommendations for your treatment. An intraoral camera provides this view to patients and professionals alike as well as precise and accurate information about your oral health.

Digital X-Rays

Taking digital images of your teeth and mouth is far safer because this imaging technology uses a fraction of the radiation of traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays are also easier to store, share, and read. The pictures of your mouth are more detailed and reliable than traditional x-ray images.

Using digital x-rays provides a better quality of dental care while providing highly accurate images to professionals like ourselves.

Oral Cancer Screening

At Crater Lake Dental, we place the utmost importance on preventive care, including detecting and treating oral cancer as soon as possible. When you visit us for routine cleanings and exams, our team will screen you for oral cancer.

Would you like to learn more?

If you have questions about how these exciting new technologies can improve your dental care, please call our office today!