Modern dental technology is amazing, and to see evidence of this, all you have to do is visit Legacy Dentistry! Now, we can examine your mouth more thoroughly with a handheld camera, take X-rays while exposing you to almost NO radiation, and even perform a wide variety of procedures quickly and painlessly with lasers. At Legacy Dentistry, you can trust that we’re using the latest techniques and instruments to make your dental experience as comfortable and effective as possible. To schedule an appointment with us, call today.
Rather than just looking into your mouth and shining a bright light into your eyes, we prefer to take a more sophisticated approach when it comes to your checkups here at Legacy Dentistry. Now, we can closely examine your teeth and gums using a small intraoral camera that takes high-resolution, close-up images. These images enable us to spot things that would often be missed during a traditional exam, and we can even display them on a monitor right in the treatment room so you can better understand the current state of your oral health.
One of our main missions is to take care of the whole person from top to bottom, not just their smile, which is why we have upgraded to using low-radiation digital X-rays. Compared to traditional film, they emit up to 90% LESS radiation, which is great news for our patients, our parents, and our team! Even better, the images are much sharper as well, and they take much less time to develop, helping your routine appointments fly by.
Our soft tissue laser gives us the ability to remove harmful bacteria from deep below the gum line without having to perform surgery like we would in the past. The laser itself is so gentle and precise that most patients barely feel anything while in the chair, and post-treatment bleeding and swelling are reduced to being practically non-existent. We can even use this instrument to provide cosmetic gum lifts, helping short teeth appear much longer and fuller to create a more balanced and attractive smile.
An intraoral scanner is a device that is used to capture a direct optical impression. No more gooy impressions, and faster turnaround time! The scanner projects a light source onto the area to be scanned. The images are captured by imaging sensors and are processed by scanning software, which then produces a 3D surface model.
Digital cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a type of x-ray that can show your dentist far more than a traditional dental or facial x-ray. Rather than a flat black-and-white image, the cone beam CT scanner can produce three-dimensional images of your teeth, neural pathways, soft tissues, and jaw bone in just one scan.