Advanced Dental Technology – Issaquah, WA
Dentistry Made Easy
Dr. Sherman and our team of professionals believe in staying up to date on the latest advancements in the field of dentistry. This includes knowing which technologies will make a patient’s experience safer and more comfortable. At our dental practice, you will find an array of unique equipment and devices designed to inform, enhance, and improve the state of your oral health as well as create a more pleasant experience from start to finish. Review our available technologies below and call us if you have any questions.
While examining your smile, Dr. Sherman will use an intraoral camera to check for any signs of early decay. This small, handheld, camera-tipped device takes images of your teeth and gums, displaying them on a nearby computer monitor so that you can see in real-time exactly what we see. Producing high-resolution images, our team can show you which areas of your mouth need treatment and why it’s necessary to avoid worsening oral health conditions.
Instead of relying on traditional radiographs, we now turn to digital X-rays that produce higher resolution images and emit far less radiation. These scans of your oral anatomy make it easy for Dr. Sherman and our team to review your complete oral structures to check for abnormal growths, decay, damage, or possible infection. As a result, digital X-rays can help us to create more accurate treatment plans for every patient.
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
Digital X-rays are helpful; however, when it comes to complex dental care (i.e., dental implants, root canals, etc.), more thorough imaging is necessary. With a CT/Cone Beam Scanner, the device rotates a full 360 degrees and captures hundreds of pictures of your oral and facial structures. By creating a single three-dimensional model of your smile, we can make adjustments and formulate a treatment plan that allows for smoother procedures and easy recoveries.
Digital Impression System
Using a handheld wand to scan images of your teeth and gums, Dr. Sherman can work quickly to produce a 3D model of your smile that is displayed on a nearby monitor. From here, he can make any necessary adjustments and denote specifications before sending the digital image to a nearby lab where technicians can begin to fabricate a customized restoration.