Advanced Dental Technology – Jacksonville, FL
Tech That Serves Your Smile
Dental technology has changed a lot since Dr. Schumacher first started practicing, but over the decades, he has worked diligently to keep up with the latest breakthroughs. That’s why our office has some of the most advanced technology available today, including soft tissue lasers, a digital impression system, a cone beam scanner, and more. Thanks to the instruments detailed below, you can look forward to care that is consistently fast, precise, and delivers results you’ll be eager to show off.
How Dental Technology Makes Our Dentistry Better
- Fast & Pain-Free Intraoral Cameras
- Custom traditional photography for each new patient
- The Wand—Injection-Free Local Anesthesia
Our intraoral camera makes it easier for everyone to get a closer look at your smile, including you! This small device fits comfortably into the mouth where it can capture high-resolution images of the teeth and gums. We can display these images on a large monitor right in the treatment room, making it simple for our team to spot any potential issues. Plus, we can go over your images with you so you and our team are always on the same page about your oral health.
Compared to traditional film X-rays, digital X-rays are a huge leap forward in every aspect. The images they create are much sharper, the development process only takes a few seconds, and best of all, the process emits 90% LESS radiation. Also, we can easily archive and look up a patient’s past images to see long-term changes in their oral health. Basically, they help speed up appointments and improve our quality of care, which is a big win-win for everyone.
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
Our Sirona Galileos CT/cone beam scanner allows us to get a much more comprehensive look at your smile compared to a regular X-ray. Instead of a 2D image, it’s able to create a highly-detailed 3D model of all the teeth, jawbones, and adjacent oral structures. We use it to plan more complicated procedures like dental implant placement. It enables us to personalize the procedure to a patient’s specific dental anatomy to guarantee a successful outcome as well as an easy recovery.
Digital Impression System
Old dental impressions required patients to bite into a mold filled with odd-tasting dental putty for minutes at a time, and in addition to being uncomfortable, this approach often didn’t lead to an accurate impression either! Now, with CEREC technology, we can simply scan the teeth and bite with a small device that generates a perfect digital impression in about five minutes. Not only is this method easier for the patient, but it also saves us from having to waste time on retakes.
The Wand (non “needle” anesthesia) means no more of what we remember as the “shot” at the dentist. Patients report they have much less soreness or tenderness after treatment at the site of anesthesia.