The world of dentistry is never at a standstill – far from it! Techniques and tools are constantly evolving for the better, resulting in faster, safer, and more successful results for patients. At Crovatto & Edwards Family Dentistry, we enjoy being able to offer many of these state-of-the-art advancements right here in our Orange Park, FL office. Contact us today – our dentists can introduce you to all of the valuable benefits in further detail during a first appointment.
All of our treatment rooms feature an intraoral camera, which are excellent educational tools that help our patients better understand their own oral health and wellbeing. The process is simple – we’ll insert the camera-tipped wand into your mouth and begin capturing high-resolution images right away. These images are transferred to our computer system and then to a conveniently placed monitor in the room. With your smile on the big screen, we can refer to it when discussing any areas of damage, tips for better oral hygiene at home, and other valuable information.
The key to successful dental care is good planning, which is why our team has chosen to invest in a state-of-the-art Cone Beam CT scanner. This technology creates crystal-clear, three-dimensional X-rays of the patient’s teeth, gums, and other important oral structures. This means that our dentists have all of the information they need about your unique smile, allowing for precise, accurate treatments and no unexpected surprises.
This comprehensive diagnostic approach is especially important for complex care like dental implant placement and root canal therapy. Better yet, any radiation exposure is as minimized as possible for added safety!
We all remember the days of sitting still and trying not to grimace as the dentist pressed “goopy” impression material over the teeth. This technique was not only uncomfortable, but often inaccurate as well, resulting in time-consuming retakes. Here in Orange Park, we now offer a much more pleasant alternative: digital impressions. Now, creating exact models of your teeth for restorative work like dental crowns only takes a few quick and easy scans of the mouth – no gagging required.
Our state-of-the-art CEREC technology helps us simplify the creation of brand-new dental crowns into a single appointment, saving patients valuable time. We’ll start by capturing digital impressions of the affected tooth or teeth before combining this information with the CAD/CAM software in order to design the perfect smile addition. Then, the in-house milling unit crafts the restoration in-office while you wait comfortably. Finally, our dentists will make any final adjustments before securely cementing the new crown in place.
Your comfort throughout every appointment is important to us. Please let our team know if you regularly experience anxiety or fear at the dentist’s office. Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) is always available to patients who need a little extra help feeling genuinely relaxed. This mild sedative won’t render you unconscious, but it will smooth frazzled nerves and create a comfortable atmosphere for treatment. Better yet, the effects wear off within minutes, which means you won’t have to wait before returning to work or driving home.