Our Technology



Digital Radiography


We use digital radiography technology, which has significant advantages over film-based radiography, including far less radiation and greater efficiency. There is no need for processing in a darkroom. Images quickly appear on the computer monitors in our treatment rooms, and they can be instantly shared for consultation by any or all of our specialized dentists.


These images can also be e-mailed to other dentists or providers. We have many patients from throughout the U.S., and we are able to share their digital images with their referring dentists anywhere in the world.


The images can be transmitted to patients’ insurance companies quickly and efficiently.


We are also able to display them on the computer monitors in our treatments rooms for enhanced patient education.


Cone Beam Computed Tomography


Truly one of the most important imaging and diagnostic breakthroughs in modern dentistry, cone beam CT provides 3D images of the jaw structures and teeth, with extraordinary accuracy and detail. It has become the gold standard for patient care in implant dentistry.


The 3D images enable us to plan our surgery so we are able to avoid causing damage to nerves and to vital structures, including blood vessels and the sinuses.


Virtual surgery can be performed and evaluated before actually surgery takes place.
And since we have our own CBCT machine, we can, during a delicate surgical procedure, stop to take an additional scan, if warranted. This gives us the ability to maintain the safest possible conditions, even in the most difficult surgical situations.


Carolina Center for Restorative Dentistry is one of the few dental practices to provide cone beam CT in our office. Most practices have to send their patients to an outside imaging center.


This equipment defines “state of the art”. Our cone beam CT, operated by our expertly trained staff, offers maximum convenience, safety and precision. These 3D films of the jaws and the surrounding structures may, in some instances, allow us to detect potential problematic lesions of the head and neck.



Intra-Oral Photography

With a digital camera, we can magnify your mouth and show you exactly what we're talking about on a screen. This allows you to see for yourself the crack, the stain, the gap or the receding gum line. It also records the "before" condition of your mouth. If appropriate, we will make a CD for you at the completion of treatment documenting your treatment with us.

Before After
 
 Intra Oral Camera Photograph
 Intra Oral Camera 
 

In-Office Laboratory

     We include the technicians in your treatment plan from the start, so there is one less variable to your treatment. We are also experts at creating prosthetic teeth, or natural-looking substitutes, so we can work with you and the technicians to meet or exceed your expectations.