Advanced Dentistry Technology
Dental X-Rays & Invisalign in Winston-Salem, NC
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Drs. Pruitt, Miller, Stowe, Steinbicker, Taylor, Albertson and and our staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Drs. Pruitt, Miller, Stowe, Steinbicker, Taylor, and Albertson choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes including the ability to detect cavities in between your teeth and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health and exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Pruitt, Miller, Stowe, Steinbicker, Taylor, and Albertson utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
DIAGNOdent Caries (tooth decay) Detection System
The DIAGNOdent is a fluorescent laser that provides a simple, fast and painless examination for the early detection of tooth decay before these areas become problematic. Learn more here: Diagnodent – Laser Cavity Detection
The VELscope is the most powerful FDA approved oral screening tool for assisting in the discovery and detection of mucosal abnormalities that might not be visible to the naked eye, including oral cancer and premalignant dysplasia. When it comes to oral cancer, the difference between early and late detection can mean the difference between life and death. Using the VELscope as an adjunct to a thorough clinical exam greatly increases our chances of detecting such abnormalities early.
Schedule your appointment with one of our dentists today at 336-765-1881!