Advanced Dental Technology at Wrightsville Dental
At Wrightsville Dental, our team is dedicated to continually providing each patient and family with the highest available level of care. We are committed to meeting all of your dental needs and providing you with a dental experience that is comfortable and pleasant each time you visit us. To help us achieve these goals, we are pleased to offer the benefits of state-of-the-art dental technology at our Wilmington dental office.
Our dental technologies include a number of cutting-edge tools, equipment, techniques, and materials we use at our office to ensure you receive high-quality, gentle care. Our team combines years of experience with state-of-the-art advanced dental technologies to enhance each patients' oral health.
When you visit us at Wrightsville Dental, your appointment may include the use of the following dental technologies:
Digital X-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable and more convenient than ever before.
Digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays that use film. Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than conventional film X-rays and require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Our dentists can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with fast, accurate diagnoses and prompt care.
CBCT Cone Beam Imaging
At Wrightsville Dental, our diagnostic equipment helps our dentists make quick, accurate diagnoses and effectively plan your treatment. We are proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology at our practice. Cone beam 3D technology is an imaging system that provides our dentists and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat.
Our dentists may use dental cone beam 3D imaging technology to:
- Plan dental implant placement
- Evaluate the jaws and face
- View the head and neck as a comprehensive whole
- Diagnose tooth decay (cavities) and other dental concerns
- Plan root canal therapy
- Analyze dental and facial trauma
- Plan and evaluate the progress of orthodontic treatment
- Visualize abnormal teeth
- Assess a TMJ disorder
Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. 3D cone beam technology also provides our dentists and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations
CEREC one-visit restoration technology allows our team to provide custom-made, high-quality dental restorations in a single visit to our Wilmington dental office. Traditional dental techniques require at least two visits to complete many dental restorations, but CEREC technology saves our patients time by eliminating the need for a second visit. With CEREC technology, our team can create many types of dental restorations in just one visit, including:
- Same-day dental crowns
- Same-day dental veneers
- Same-day dental inlays and onlays
With CEREC one-visit restorations, you'll have no need for uncomfortable temporary restorations. CEREC also uses advanced scanning technology to design the restoration, eliminating the need for messy impressions. At Wrightsville Dental, one-visit restorations are created from high-quality porcelain that is matched to your individual tooth color, so your restorations will look beautiful and natural for years to come!
Guided Implant Placement
When replacing lost or damaged teeth with dental implants, Dr. James Gainer and associates use advanced computer technology to ensure precise implant placement. By placing your dental implant in an optimal position, we can maximize your oral function and ensure the best possible results for your treatment.
iTero® Digital Scanning
Wrightsville Dental uses iTero® digital scanning to view three-dimensional images of the inside of your mouth. iTero digital imaging is a state-of-the-art technology that captures high-quality images of your teeth and supporting structures, making it easy for our dentists and team to diagnose problems and provide effective treatments.
The iTero scanner captures up to 20 images per second in full color, allowing us to easily distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue, build accurate digital models of your mouth, and create appliances and restorations that fit and function better. iTero technology can even simulate your treatment outcome to show you what your end result should look like!
Dr. James Gainer and associates use a dental laser to provide many treatments at our office, including laser gum treatments. Laser dentistry makes your treatment experience faster, more comfortable, more effective, and even more hygienic!
The Latest Dental Technologies in Wilmington
Wrightsville Dental invests in advanced dental technology to make your experience as efficient, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our technology aids us in making quick, accurate diagnoses and helps us effectively plan your treatment. Call today to schedule your next appointment!