Advances in technology make dentistry more comfortable and efficient than ever before. It is important to select a dental team that invests in state-of-the-art equipment -- because you and your loved ones deserve the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Learn more about the hi-tech dental practice in Lenexa, at the office of James S. Craig DDS PA.
While the amount of radiation released during traditional radiography is slight, you want to limit your exposure as much as possible. Patients who are pregnant or who have a family history of cancer often have special concerns regarding radiation. With digital x-rays, we can practically eliminate the use of radiation as we capture an in-depth look at your teeth and surrounding oral structures.
Digital x-rays are captured using a small handheld tool. They are ready for viewing immediately, as there is no need for special developing tools. Instead, your dentist pulls the image(s) up on a screen near your chair, so you can both see what’s going on in your mouth.
What’s more, these images provide a clearer image than is typically possible with traditional radiography. With more information, treatment planning is greatly improved -- and that leads to better results overall.
Dr. Craig provides a full list of services, but occasionally refers patients to specialists, like for the placement of dental implants. Digital x-rays are especially useful for outside referrals. Images are sent quickly and securely -- no need to worry that they will get lost in the mail or damaged in the process.
Extra-Oral Scanner: Planmeca ProMax 2D S2
When your dentist needs to look at your whole mouth in one single image, he will need a bitewing. This image is useful for checking for cavities between teeth as well as for examining how the upper and lower teeth line up together.
Dr. Craig has invested in the Planmeca ProMax 2D S2, an extraoral scanner that improves patient experience and treatment planning. The extraoral scanner has a full-color interface and easy-to-use controls that aid your dentist in Lenexa throughout each procedure.
With this tool, Dr. Craig can also take a look at your maxillary sinuses to examine bone loss or to consider your candidacy for dental implants. The TMJ (jaw joint) is also viewable through a special setting for therapy for your clicking, popping jaw.
With chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, or CEREC technology, Dr. Craig can plan for, manufacture, and place your dental restoration in just one visit to our office.
CEREC Connect is the latest software for this system that saves time, reduces costs, and improves results. Using CEREC Connect, Dr. Craig can expand the restorative services available with the chairside CAD/CAM system thanks to increased versatility and usefulness.
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Kansans like doing things the old fashioned way -- and we do, too. But we prefer to stay attuned to the latest dental technologies while still maintaining that classic, personalized approach that really makes the difference. Request an appointment in the hi-tech dental office in Lenexa today!