At Clarkson Dental Group, our goal is for every one of our patients to enjoy a healthy, confident smile. We do our best every day for our patients by providing excellent service and quality dental care in a relaxing, compassionate environment.
Whether we are providing you with routine checkups or more advanced dentistry, such as cosmetic or restorative treatments, we have incorporated some of the latest technology and materials into our practice. Dr. Scott Mahlin believes that not only does dental technology improve the experience our patients have while they are under our care, but it helps him to do his job more efficiently and more accurately.
Here are some of the ways we incorporate technology into our Chesterfield, MO dental office on a daily basis.
Gone are the days of traditional film x-rays, and in their place are more accurate, more efficient digital x-rays. Not only do these mean less radiation exposure for our patients—you are likely to encounter more radiation on a two-hour airplane flight—but they are accurate and convenient.
X-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool when it comes to your preventive dental care program. With regular digital x-rays, Dr. Mahlin can monitor changes in your oral health. He can also spot problems while they are still so small, they are invisible to the naked eye. Digital x-rays are easily enlarged, so Dr. Mahlin can hone in on specific areas in question.
The convenience of digital x-rays means that we can quickly send them to insurance companies or specialists, meaning that needed treatment is less likely to be delayed.
These tiny cameras, smaller than even a dental mirror, can make the tiniest nooks and crannies visible to Dr. Mahlin as he looks for potential dental issues. They provide an alternate view of the mouth that even x-rays cannot provide. Patients can also see what Dr. Mahlin sees in real-time, making it easier to understand why specific treatments might be recommended. Intraoral cameras provide an excellent diagnostic tool for the dentist and a clear visual for patients.
Gone are the days of scribbled patient notes that are difficult to read and patient files that could be misplaced. With digital records, we can quickly bring up your accurate dental history with the click of a mouse. Your privacy is also important to us, and keeping records digitally enables us to protect your medical history. Digital records are also safe from natural disasters, such as floods and fires.
3-D Cone Beam Technology (CBCT)
This precise machine is invaluable for planning implant surgery, complicated extractions, root canals, and orthodontics. In particular instances, this imaging allows for optimal care and communication when compared to the traditional 2-dimensional radiograph. We now have the ability to 'virtually' predict procedural results before they are initiated. We value your care and have taken great measures to ensure your treatment results meet your desired goals.
With high-tech dentistry, we can provide our patients with better diagnoses, more accurate planning, and highly successful treatments.