Whitsunday Family Dental
General Dental, Children's Dental, Implants and Orthodontics

Technology

At Whitsunday Family Dental, we are keen to invest in technologies that help our patients achieve predictable outcomes. We also love innovations that help our dentists plan your treatment efficiently and give you a more comfortable dental experience. Another team goal is educating you about your oral health, so you can make good decisions for your dental care.

To get a better idea of how we use technology at our practice, please watch our video feature below.

CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns

CEREC technology means you don’t have to wait weeks for your dental crown. With this technology, we can take a digital impression, send the information to specific software, and allow our in-house milling machine to create a beautiful and durable crown while you wait.

When your crown is ready, your dentist makes final adjustments for fit and shading, and you leave that day with your new restoration.

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Rotary Endodontics

Root canal therapy has a dated reputation for being complicated or painful, but this is not the case! Rotary endodontics means a handheld instrument designed for precision, quiet treatment and comfort.

With this tool, your dentist gently creates access to your infected tooth canal. Because the area we work in is always thoroughly numb, you are not likely to feel any discomfort. Modern rotary endodontics means faster treatment overall so that you can feel like yourself again, fast.

Digital X-Rays

In previous decades, doctors and dentists relied on radiographic technology to capture images, make diagnoses and plan treatment. These films used environmentally unappealing chemicals and emitted far more radiation than today’s digital x-rays.

Our digital x-rays are designed to produce enhanced and resizable images for superior diagnostics and treatment planning. They also emit negligible radiation compared with films of the past.

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Intraoral Cameras

This technology allows you to be more involved in the decisions and planning for your oral health. These ink-pen sized cameras take quality pictures of your teeth and gums. Your dentist shares these images with you chairside.

Intraoral cameras allow you to understand why a specific treatment may be recommended, and the technology will enable you to choose oral health therapies based on observable facts.

At Whitsunday Family Dental, we are committed to trust and transparency, and we love this tool because it plays a crucial role in educating you about your oral health.

Nitrous Oxide

Your comfort and relaxation mean the world to us. When we see that a patient is nervous or feeling anxious, we may offer nitrous oxide. This safe and dependable gas produces feelings of ease and detachment, which allows you to get the dental care you need without feeling nervous.

This gas wears off immediately following treatment, allowing you to drive yourself home and enjoy the rest of your day.

3-D Cone Beam Imaging

Cone beam imaging provides comprehensive three-dimensional pictures of your oral structure. These images assist us in planning your treatment – everything from smile reconstruction to dental implant surgery, from sinus placement checks to the planning for TMJ dysfunction therapy. This technology also plays a role in diagnostics.

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic x-rays produce two-dimensional images, and they capture your entire oral structure in a single shot. This method allows your dentist to view a panoramic image of your teeth.

Like digital x-rays, this technology emits little radiation, but it allows your dentist to plan treatment across your entire mouth. We often use panoramic x-rays in smile reconstruction, dental implant placement, and more. It also helps us determine the cause of tooth pain or swelling when the culprit is not immediately evident following a routine dental examination.

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