The technology and equipment used at Hillside Dental represents the latest, most trusted and proven technology in the dental industry. This is of upmost importance to us as we strive to deliver our dental care in the most efficient and comfortable manner possible.
Digital 3D Impressions
With a 3D camera, we can take a model of your teeth for certain procedures like a crown, bridge, or implant. Many of our patients with strong gag reflexes find this to be a comfortable alternative to a traditional impression. This equipment is also sometimes referred to as an ‘intra-oral scanner’.
To protect our patients from excessive radiation, we use digital radiography. This decreases radiation by more than 90 percent compared to conventional dental X-rays. To take a digital x-ray of your teeth, we insert a tiny sensor camera into your mouth. The X-rays are then instantly transmitted to a computer screen, where we will review them with you as we offer treatment options.
We use an intraoral camera—about the size of a pen—to help you and us clearly see the condition of your mouth. We can significantly zoom in on diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn fillings. These images are displayed on a computer screen so you can view the areas we’ll be treating, making procedures more understandable. The intraoral camera is a diagnostic dental tool that lets us more easily identify potential problems within the mouth.
CAESY Patient Information
We give you options and show you the possibilities using the CAESY patient information system. This multi-media system gives patients access to information about treatment options and procedures. We inform you visually, in writing, and through conversations on how to improve your smile and your dental health. We believe patients should be well informed so they can understand how current and future dental care will affect the overall health of your smile.