Advanced Dental Services & Technology – North Attleboro, MA
Using the Latest Advancements
to Help You Smile
Dental technology has improved over the years, allowing dentists to make more accurate, detailed diagnoses while giving patients a more comfortable experience overall. Our team at Attleboro Dental Group has incorporated the latest technology into our services; below are some of the biggest examples of what we have to offer in terms of modern dentistry. Give us a call if you’d like to learn more about our technological offerings or if you want to set up your next visit.
You may have a hard time picturing what’s going on in your mouth with just your dentist’s descriptions alone. Our Mouthwatch intraoral Cameras let us show you exactly what our team is seeing when we examine your teeth and gums. We take pictures of the inside of your mouth and display them on a monitor so that we can point to the relevant dental structures and damaged areas. You’ll be able to see exactly why you need a restoration or another type of dental treatment.
Taking X-rays is nothing new in the dental world, but some patients might remember the days of film-based X-rays that involved high levels of radiation and a chemical-filled darkroom. With digital X-rays, there’s far less radiation involved, and the images are available for viewing on the computer right away. Furthermore, digital X-rays produce high-quality images that we can enhance as needed so that we can zero in on even the smallest dental problems.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
One downside of regular X-rays is that they only show your mouth from a specific angle and are thus limited in the information they can capture. Thanks to our Kavo OP 3D cone beam imaging machine, we are able to combine multiple images of your mouth into one comprehensive model that we can examine from any angle. Cone beam imaging lets us identify nerve pathways and other structures that we need to be aware of for certain procedures like implant placement.
Digital Impression System
Dentures, crowns, and other dental prosthetics are made by using impressions of the mouth. Taking physical impressions requires biting down on unpleasant-tasting material and holding it for an uncomfortable length of time. The results often need to be redone because of inaccuracies too. That’s why we’ve switched to using our Trios 4 full-color digital impression system. Now all we have to do is scan your mouth, and we have a reliable virtual model to work with when designing natural-looking, properly fitted restorations.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
With our Picasso soft tissue laser, we now have a gentler way to treat and sculpt gum tissue. The laser immediately cauterizes any exposed blood vessels, so there is very little discomfort or bleeding to worry about at the end of your dental procedure. The treatment is so gentle that in most cases we won’t even need to use a local anesthetic to numb the mouth beforehand!
Our 3D printer enables us to provide a wide variety of services in-house without having to rely on an outside lab. This not only helps us deliver things such as nightguards, mock-up models, whitening trays, dental crowns, and bridges much faster, but we can also make small adjustments so they are absolutely perfect without having to send anything back to the lab. It cuts out the middleman so you enjoy the best when it comes to both speed and quality. Not to mention, watching the printer while it works is always fascinating as well!