Advanced Dental Technology – Wauwatosa, WI
We Deliver Quality Dental Care Using the Latest Technology
At Wauwatosa Dental Arts, our team is dedicated to providing high-quality, thorough, and trustworthy dental care that delivers amazing results. One way we’re able to fulfill this promise is by equipping our office with the latest dental technology, including our digital X-ray imaging system, soft tissue laser, and The Wand, which delivers pain-free dental anesthesia. To learn more about how each of these gadgets can be used during your treatments, we invite you to read below.
How Technology Makes Our Dentistry Better
- Pain-Free Dental Anesthesia with The Wand
- Clear & Precise Digital X-Ray Imaging
- Comfortable Digital Impression System
Our Medit 3D scanner doubles as an intraoral camera, which is an easily maneuverable imaging device that we can move around your mouth to get a clearer, closer look at problem areas. The camera feed is attached to a large, chairside monitor that acts as a great resource to help us better explain oral health problems you face and how our recommended treatment can help solve them. This gadget also allows us to make sure that no stone goes left unturned by aiding us in spotting small, hard-to-see symptoms of common dental health issues.
Our DEXIS digital X-ray sensors help make viewing the inside of your mouth and teeth and below your gumline easier and safer than ever. Not only does this advanced technology capture clearer pictures than traditional film X-rays that make diagnosing cysts, infections, and other oral issues easier, but they also don’t use chemicals that are harmful for the environment. Due to the fact that they reduce exposure to radiation by up to 90 percent, they make getting routine X-rays completely safe for both children and adults.
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
For more complex and advanced treatments and oral health problems, we may use our KaVo cone beam CT scanner to capture a detailed, panoramic blueprint of your mouth and facial structure. Not only does it capture every detail that a regular X-ray does, but it also allows us to view facial nerves, sinuses, dentition, and your complete jawbone density to more thoroughly plan dental implant placement and orthodontic treatments to achieve the ideal results.
Digital Impression System
Have you ever needed to receive a dental impression in order to have a customized crown, mouthguard, or other restoration made? If so, you’re likely familiar with the process of having a piece of gag-inducing putty placed in your mouth. When you receive an impression at our practice, you can rest easy knowing that it will be comfortable and precise with our Medit 3D scanning system. By moving a small wand around your mouth, we’re able to capture an incredibly accurate digital blueprint of the area so you can enjoy a perfectly fitted oral appliance or prosthetic.
Soft Tissue Laser
Our office is also equipped with a Gemini soft tissue laser. This device emits a concentrated beam of light from the tip of it that can easily remove harmful pockets of bacteria and reshape oral tissues without using a scalpel or sutures. We typically use it to conduct treatments like gum recontouring and frenectomies for children because it cauterizes the area on contact, reducing discomfort, bleeding, the risk of infection, and recovery times for these procedures.
If you’re receiving an invasive or surgical oral procedure that requires the use of general anesthesia, then you’ll be able to benefit from our Wand Anesthesia System. Instead of administering the numbing agent via a needle, which can be a scary thought for some patients, we’re able to complete this process with a high-tech device so you don’t feel a thing. It also administers the anesthetic locally, leaving patients without collateral numbness after their procedure.