Modern dentistry looks much different than it did even a few decades ago thanks to the constant march of technology. Dr. Murray has made sure that MJM Family Dentistry has stayed up to date with the latest advancements so that every treatment can be performed efficiently and with a minimal amount of discomfort. On this page, you can learn more about some of the instruments that we use to treat your teeth and detect oral health issues.
An intraoral camera is an extremely useful tool for helping our patients understand why we’re making specific recommendations. Our CEREC Dentsply intraoral camera allows us to take detailed images of your mouth that we can display on a monitor so that we can point out the areas where damage and decay have occurred. No longer will you have to imagine what is going on in your mouth before making a decision about what treatments to undergo.
Digital X-rays are an incredible improvement over traditional film allowing Dr. Murray to eliminate tedious darkrooms and hazardous chemicals in favor of a convenient, high-tech experience that’s faster and safer than ever before. Our Scan X® Digital Radiography System captures detailed images of your smile and transfers them to our computer system within seconds for easy viewing and diagnostic use. Radiation use is decreased by up to 90% with this technology as well!
For more complex services like dental implants, Cone Beam technology is also available to create 3D X-rays that ensure the most precise treatment process possible.
Regular X-rays are helpful, but the images produced by a 3D cone beam scanner are far more detailed, allowing us to plan implant surgery and other treatments with far more precision. For example, it can show us exactly where the nerves in your jaw are so that we can avoid damaging them when placing implant posts. The machine takes multiple pictures of your mouth from various angles and combines them into a single three-dimensional image for us to work with.
If you’ve ever had a dental crown or bridge, you’ve likely experienced the goopy, uncomfortable bite impression process. While physical dental impressions give our team and ceramics lab the information they need to craft high quality restorations, they have some drawbacks including:
We utilize digital impressions to ensure that every patient receives the most comfortable and precise impressions leading to superior restorations. Additionally, we can immediately transfer the digital files to our lab significantly reducing turnaround time for custom restorations.
If you’re not looking forward to wearing a temporary crown for several weeks before receiving your permanent one, there’s no need to worry. CEREC allows us to quickly design and create crowns, inlays, onlays, and other restorations in a single day so that they can be placed on your tooth immediately. That means the restoration process can be reduced to a single, simple appointment.