Treatment Planning at Our Clinic
At Hampton Dental Clinic, the technology we use helps to inform treatment planning and make your dental appointments run smoothly. Because we can display digital X-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms, we can show you any issues in your mouth and walk you through your treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide dental care while keeping patients fully informed about their oral health. This is made possible by dental technology.
Digital X-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic X-ray film. They produce highly detailed computer images of the teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions, allowing your dentist to examine parts of the mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.
Panoramic X-rays allow your dentist to create a single image of your entire mouth. This image is a flat representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, TMJ, and nasal and sinus structures. Panoramic X-rays are used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations
CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a system that allows for the fabrication and placement of ceramic dental crowns, inlays and onlays in a single appointment.
Intraoral scanners create digital dental impressions, an alternative to traditional dental impressions. They use an optical scanning wand to capture accurate data to create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth.
Cone Beam CT Scan
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of X-ray machine that generates 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region. Images obtained with CBCT allow for precise treatment planning, including analyzing your airway for snoring and sleep apnea treatment. Cone beam CT provides detailed images of the bone and is performed to evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses.