Dental Technology in Tigard Oregon
Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. Dr. Houlihan utilizes the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your visit and your continued excellent health.
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHS (X-RAYS)
With less radiation for you and an instantaneous picture for Dr. Houlihan the benefits of digital radiographs are two-fold. Unlike traditional, film-based X-rays, digital X-rays often show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison. Enjoy greater peace of mind and more efficient care.
The DIAGNOdent® is an exciting new dental technologly that allows us to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, even when they are just beginning and would have been missed by previous detection methods. The DIAGNOdent® is a small, portable laser unit that detects the cavity and alerts us with an audible signal and a numerical readout, providing information about the cavity’s size. The value is that we can stop cavities in their infancy, whereas in the past they would have had to be significantly bigger before we could find and treat them. Just like other areas of medicine and dentistry, early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your health.
The Iris Intraoral Camera
You see what your dentist sees. By using an intraoral camera, you will have a greater understanding of your oral health and of the treatments that the doctors are prescribing for you. Use of this technology goes a long way in educating our patients about their oral health, while lessening any feelings of anxiety that some patients may feel while visiting the dentist.
A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium artificial root in the area of the missing tooth or teeth. After a period of healing, the artificial root forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a dental prosthetic (denture, crown, bridge) that is custom created for you.