Advanced Technology

CS 8100 3D Cone Beam Scanner

cone beam scannerThe CS 8100 system truly redefines digital imaging and gives Dr. Waters and Dr. Griswold state-of-the-art technology to help diagnose potential issues more accurately with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation. Our new CS 8100 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits. The CS 8100 scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. The CS 8100 system brings the latest 3D technology to our doctors, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail which aids in treatment planning and helps us to better explain the particulars of your case; as well as address any questions you may have, collaborate on your care, improve your experience, and deliver a positive treatment outcome.

Cone Beam technology provides a digital tomographic 3D view of the patient’s area of interest.  A traditional x-ray is only two-dimensional.  With Cone Beam systems the doctor is able to get a full 360 degree view of the tooth and all surrounding areas.  The 3D Cone Beam scanner provides nearly limitless views of the teeth while using less radiation than traditional medical CT technology. This new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.

Microscopes and Imaging

Magnification and fiber-optic illumination are invaluable tools that assist the doctor in performing the technical aspects of endodontic treatment. The doctor is aided by an operating microscope, which is equipped with a high-resolution video, to help them document cases and enhance communication.

Digital Radiography

With the use of advanced non-film dental imaging known as CDR (computed dental radiography) the already low radiation level is further reduced by 80%, compared to conventional film. An electronic sensor produces computerized radiographs which will appear instantly on a computer screen. These images can be archived, printed and sent electronically to your general dentist.

Nickel-Titanium Instruments

Metal instruments made of a unique alloy of nickel-titanium are used for cleaning and shaping of the root canal. We use a liquid anti-microbial agent along with the hand and rotary instruments to help remove bacteria and tissue.

Ultrasonic Hand-Piece

The diamond coated microscopic tips vibrate up to 25,000 cycles per second to insure accurate and speedy preparation of the tooth at the root-end for a retrograde filling in cases when microsurgical intervention is indicated. These ultrasonic units are used to remove posts and metal instruments, as well as aid in the search for calcified canals.

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