Advanced Dental Technology
I have always been very nervous going to the dentist. I found Dr. Weishaar years ago and I have never looked back she is wonderful. I have now seen both Dr. Sue Weishaar & Dr. Anthony Weber they are both very professional and give first class service. I would see either one of them. Their offices are also very clean and beautiful.~ Robyn Karp
We are dedicated to providing the Spokane Valley area with the dental services using the latest in dental technology needed to ensure your family has a healthy, happy smile. You’ll find we have the latest digital technology to ensure we best find any issues with the health of your smile. This technology includes Digital Radiographs, the use of a 3D CT Cone Beam Scanner, Digital Impressions and Oral DNA Analysis. Our team of dental professionals are passionate about providing quality service and individual attention to each and every one of our patients.
Advanced Dental Technology Q & A
What are the benefits of Digital Radiography over conventional film X-rays?
Particular benefits of digital radiography or X-rays include improved comfort and less cranial exposure to radiation. Digital images are also easily stored on a computer and can be transferred to different dentists, orthodontists and insurance as needed. Additionally, Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Is Digital Radiography Safe?
We carefully choose which type of radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.
When Do You Use 3D CT Imaging over 2D Dental X-rays?
This state-of-the-art technology provides a digital replica of the mouth and is used for advanced diagnostics and more precise treatment plans.
Digital Radiography Results
Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), introduced in the U.S. in 2001, produces a three-dimensional image of maxillofacial structures, with uses in oral surgery, orthodontics, and endodontics. The scanner rotates around the patient’s head producing up to 600 images, which are assembled or reconstructed by scanning software.
We may recommend 3D CT scans to improve the dental care process for patients in a variety of situations, including:
- Diagnosis and treatment planning for patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- To create surgical guides for the placement of dental implants and the attachment of replacement teeth
- To plan for oral surgery like tooth extractions
- To ensure safety and effectiveness of root canal therapy
Why use Oral DNA Testing?
We use oral DNA testing to help fight periodontal infections. These molecular tests allow you to find the specific treatment plan that works best for your periodontal disease.