Our office is constantly updating and staying up-to-date with technology so that we can provide you with the best possible service. Some of our newer technological investments are listed below, along with the benefit that they provide to you, the patient. Advancements in technology not only allow us to provide you with more ideal treatment, but they also help Dr. Owens and his team can detect and diagnose any issues before they become a problem.
3D Imaging: Cone Beam CT Scan
At Tim Owens DDS, we make it a priority to invest in the latest technology so that we can provide the best care possible. We are very excited to announce our latest addition: a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine called the Vatech Pax Duo. This state-of-the-art machine is considered to be safe and emits significantly less radiation that a traditional “CT” scan. This allows us to take extra-oral 3-dimensional images! These clear images show both hard and soft tissues so Dr. Owens can see your teeth, jaws, nerves, airway and sinus cavities. This new technology enhances Dr. Owens’ diagnostic and treatment capabilities as it allows him to see abnormalities as well as underlying or potential issues. We are most excited to have this technology to aid with dental implant placement, full-mouth restorations, oral surgery and root canal therapy (endodontics).
Digital X-rays are the most important technology that Dr. Owens uses to view and determine your oral health. Using state-of-the-art technology, digital X-rays allow us to get a clear, detailed picture of your teeth, bones, and joints. Digital X-rays are low-radiation, high quality, and instantaneous.
Using an intraoral camera, we are able to easily and comfortably take images of your teeth and your mouth. The intraoral camera is a small video camera on a wand that we guide over and around your teeth to non-invasively capture images. These images are displayed on a screen in each operatory so that Dr. Owens can show you exactly what is going on in your mouth. A unique feature of the intraoral camera is the auto fluorescence technology which gives the ability to detect a cavity at different stages of its development thus allowing Dr. Owens to determine the most adequate treatment.
Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaler
The Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaler has been proven as the most effective approach to achieving a thorough cleaning while maintaining oral comfort. The high vibrational energy crushes and removes debris in the mouth, disrupting bacterial cells and biofilm. The therapeutic washing and flushing of the periodontal pocket and root surface removes deposits effectively and promotes overall gum health.