At East Lyme Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Matton and his dental team stays on top of all the latest digital technology that allows them to treat their clients more quickly, efficiently, and accurately.
X-Nav Technologies X-Guide
At East Lyme Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we use the latest revolutionary technology that makes performing dental surgeries a breeze. The X-Guide allows us to reap the benefits of a less-invasive guided surgery in most dental applications from tooth extraction to dental implants.
Then X-Guide technology is compatible with cone beam 3D scanners and uses Dr. Matton digital plan to provide turn-by-turn guidance of surgery in real-time, allowing us to improve the accuracy of the handpiece during dental surgeries. This results in more reliable, less-invasive, functional, and esthetically pleasing outcomes. This surgery is very beneficial for clients who want a faster, smoother, and less uncomfortable dental surgery process.
Digital x-rays are a new and improved form of x-ray imaging that uses digital sensors rather than a light-sensitive photo film that are used in traditional x-rays to take dental photos. With the help of digital radiographs, we can have a higher-definition view of your teeth and bones, which can help us identify hidden dental issues and perform a more accurate diagnosis for a better treatment plan.
3D imaging is an innovative form of digital radiograph that produces three-dimensional images of your teeth. 3D imaging produces fewer x-rays than traditional x-rays and it is safer. Since the images can be viewed in both 2D and 3D, it allows us to make a more accurate diagnosis for you.
Thanks to 3D imaging technology, we can now also detect issues with your soft tissue rather than just the ones with your teeth and bones. In addition, since we can view the images on a computer screen, we can zoom them, rotate them, enhance their textures, and make color contrasts to make dental issues more visible. All of this allows us to detect even the smallest irregularities in your teeth, gums, supporting bony structures, and airways.
Cone Beam CT Scan
3D cone beam computed tomography is a diagnostic imaging technology that can detect dental and oral anomalies that are not easily visible in traditional x-rays. The technology is named so because of the cone-shaped beam it emits that makes a 360-degree circle around the head and takes several pictures to create a panoramic view of the patient's teeth and jaw structure. This allows for the diagnoses of hidden cavities, abscessed root, dental trauma, cleft palate, tumors, TMJ disorders, and jawbone structure.
CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) software is used in dentistry to design and create certain dental prosthetics like ceramic crowns, veneers, fixed bridges, dentures, and indirect fillings. This technology results in custom-made, durable, and well-fitted dental devices from blocks of high-grade porcelain. CAD/CAM technology allows patients to receive their dental prosthetics at the same time, resulting in faster procedures and a lower number of dental appointments.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you have an oral health issue, dental technology can be very effective in diagnosing it accurately and creating a treatment plan for it. Call (860) 934-7809 today to schedule your appointment with us.