Digital Dentistry in Media, PA
Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe are committed to providing the best possible patient experience and lasting results. Modern technology has enabled dentists to make more accurate evaluations of a patient’s oral health and to offer treatments that are less invasive yet more predictable. A successful outcome is one that not only meets your aesthetic goals but addresses underlying dental problems for a long term result.
Our office is equipped with the ability to perform 3-D digital scanning using cone beam technology. CBCT scanning is an important part of evaluation and treatment planning for many restorative needs, especially placing dental implants. Having this level of digital technology in our Media dental office means that patients can enjoy the benefits of comprehensive care under one roof.
The images produced by an intraoral camera can be used to explain how concerns are fully impacting patient’s smiles. We can also use this imagery to support dental benefit claims and minimize rejection for treatment considered necessary for your oral health and overall wellness.
With this modern technology, no messy dental impressions are needed for us to take dental impressions. Our fast and easy digital scanner involves waving a wand over your teeth and bite. The wand captures the 3D representation and bring it into the computer system much like a video game. The wand helps eliminate gagging from traditional impression material. This digital impression technology is used for:
- Crown impressions
- Implant crown impressions
- Flexible partial dentures
- Night guards
- 3D implant surgical guides
- Custom mouthguard
Digital x-rays offer 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional x-rays. They are also faster due to the lack of developing time. Our Panoramic Certified units provide quality images of the teeth in order for proper diagnosis and treatment planning.
ClearCorrect treatment uses thin plastic aligners that are easy to maintain. With ClearCorrect, patients are able to straighten crooked teeth quickly and easily. In many cases, ClearCorrect offers a shorter treatment time than traditional braces. This depends on the individual needs of the patient.
Invisalign treatment utilizes thick plastic aligners to gradually straighten teeth over time. These clear aligners are removable, so they do not require dietary restrictions like traditional metal braces. They are also designed to fit snugly over your teeth so they don’t interfere with your normal activities or your speech. Aligners are more comfortable to wear than metal braces. There are no poking wires or canker sores caused by metal brackets and wires.