We have seen some truly remarkable advances in dental technology in recent years that are designed to streamline your visits and ensure your comfort. While nothing will ever take the place of the one-on-one interactions we value so much, technology definitely plays a valuable role in providing quality dentistry.
Please check out the state-of-the-art technology we currently offer at our Goffstown dental office, then schedule an appointment with us, so we can demonstrate how it can benefit you.
Digital X-Rays & Sensors
Dental x-rays are an invaluable diagnostic tool for dentists because they show a complete picture of your oral health that we can’t see with a visual exam alone. Today, taking x-rays is faster, safer, and more comfortable than ever before, and the result is crisp, highly-detailed images that we can view together.
At Glen Lake Dental, we use digital x-rays because they reduce our patients’ radiation exposure by as much as 80 percent compared to film x-rays. Instead of clutching a bulky clip between your teeth to have an x-ray taken, we use comfortable digital sensors with rounded edges that won’t irritate the inside of your mouth. The images are available moments after we take them, and when we display them on your chairside monitor, Dr. Leonardi can inform you about what she sees.
Because the images are digital, we can rotate them, zoom in, or adjust contrast to get the best picture of your oral health. Including you in the process in this way helps inform you about your dental needs and better understand why we recommend treatment.
We use intraoral cameras at Glen Lake Dental because they are an exceptional educational tool for our patients that also helps Dr. Leonardi quickly identify and diagnose dental issues. The small handheld digital camera captures real-time images as we move it over your teeth. As we do, the images appear instantly on your chairside monitor, and you and our dentist can view them together.
Dr. Leonardi will point out the area of concern to you so you can see what she sees. Now, instead of being told you have a cavity, you can see it with your own eyes. When you do, you can understand why we recommend treatment and how it will benefit you.
Since intraoral images provide such valuable information, we save the still images to your patient record for future reference, and can easily send them to insurance companies or specialists as needed.