Dr. Welsh has invested in state-of-the-art technology to restore and enhance the beauty of your natural smile. Modern technology allows us to provide the highest quality of treatment and services to our patients.
Our commitment to investing in both modern technology and continuing education ensures that our patients always receive the highest, most professional level of care.
3D X Rays
Cone beam imaging, while relatively new technology to dentistry, has already radically transformed the way dentists gather information. The result
is an ability to diagnose and treatment plan in a manner that previously could not even be imagined.
There are many cases today where we cannot even imagine understanding how to best help a patient without the use of the 3-D imaging. We found the
ability to visualize fractured roots, pathology, and accessory canals; in treatment planning for the extraction of third molars in proximity
to the mandibular nerve; in diagnosing pathology of all types; in understanding the cause of previously undiagnosed pain; in visualizing sinus
pathology; in understanding the etiology of temporomandibular joint dysfunctions; and in diagnosing the true extent of periodontal pathology
and disease in localized areas.
In implant treatment planning, we have come to hold the strong opinion that the standard of care today in implant dentistry is to recommend 3-D
imaging for implants for nearly every patient, and because of this it would be poor practice to do implants without using 3-D imaging.
This philosophy has quickly expanded into all phases of dentistry. We are by no means implying that 3-D images are required for all patients, but rather am stating that it is strongly believe that there are cases where two dimensions are simply not enough, and the addition of the third dimension — when applicable — becomes the only means of providing an accurate diagnosis. The presence of this technology has forever altered the standard of care in the dental profession with respect to diagnosis and treatment planning. 3-D cone beam imaging has raised the bar and redefined the standard of care for many areas of dental practice.
CEREC® One-Day Tooth Crowns
Our office features CEREC® technology, which makes restorative procedures more efficient for our patients.
CEREC® is changing the way that restorations are placed. With earlier methods and technology, restoration procedures were spread across multiple visits. It was necessary for an impression to be sent to a dental lab, requiring the patient to come back for an additional visit when the restorative piece, or pieces, would be placed.
Teeth Restored in a Single Visit
The latest development in restorative technology, CEREC® allows Dr. Welsh perform restorative procedures in only a single visit. Our restorations are made of a highly durable ceramic material, matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Digital X Rays
What Do Digital X Rays Reveal?
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
DIAGNOdent helps to locate hidden decay underneath the tooth structure, allowing Dr. Welsh to detect decay at its earliest stage.
How it works
The procedure leverages the use of lasers to expose hidden decay. Dr. Welsh glides the non-invasive light over a patient’s teeth. Decay is easily visible when the laser passes over the tooth. The DIAGNOdent also alerts the dentist with a noise to indicate a decayed area.
The benefits of DIAGNOdent
The non-invasive laser allows for a more comfortable examination by reducing the need for probing and prodding by the dentist to discover decay areas. The technology ensures that Dr. Welsh is able to identify decay at its early stages to prevent its spread and further deterioration.
We believe that modern technology is helping us practice dentistry more efficiently and interactively with our patients. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
Intraoral Dental Camera Technology
Different from digital x-rays, intraoral cameras are tiny cameras that provide images of a patient’s mouth during dental procedures.
Intraoral cameras benefit the dentist
Intraoral cameras send high-resolution images to a computer monitor during the exam. Dr. Welsh is able to zoom in on these images to uncover problem areas such as fractures, open margins and caries.
Intraoral cameras benefit our patients
Through providing images on a screen during a procedure, Dr. Welsh is able to actively involve our patients in their treatment process. Dr. Welsh takes time to teach the patient through the discovery of problem areas and describe treatment options. We believe that greater patient involvement in the procedure and treatment makes for a happier dental visit.