Current Dental Technology
Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. Dr. Wilhite and his team utilize the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your visit and your continued excellent health.
Digital radiographs are a technological advancement that result in less exposure to radiation and an almost instantaneous picture for our staff. Unlike traditional, film-based x-rays, digital x-rays often show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison. You will appreciate a more comfortable visit with less waiting time and quicker treatment.
Cosmetic imaging allows you to see how your appearance can change with the application of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Wilhite and his dental team use this technology to assist you in making the best decision for your dental health and overall appearance.
Air abrasion is a process that allows the removal of tooth decay without the use of drills or anesthesia. Air abrasion leaves more of your tooth’s original structure behind, allowing for a better long-term prognosis. After the decay is removed, the tooth is restored with a tooth-colored filling. Air abrasion is particularly suited for early decay on baby teeth, permanent teeth and small cavities.
An intraoral camera lets us see inside your mouth during treatment planning and dental procedures. Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a video screen, allowing Dr. Wilhite to walk you through your proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows us to partner with you to meet your dental care goals. The camera allows you to picture how your appearance can improve with dental care, giving you all the more reason to smile.
Digital photography gives Dr. Wilhite instant images to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs.