Advanced Technology

Precision Dentistry

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Hintz, Dr. Penberthy, Dr. Penberthy, Dr. Penberthy, Dr. Harden, and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.

Digital Imaging

Drs. Hintz, Penberthy, Penberthy, Penberthy or Harden choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Hintz, Penberthy, Penberthy, Penberthy and Harden utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

CBCT

Cone beam computed tomography is an innovative medical imaging technique that provides dentists with three-dimensional views of the patient. In certain cases, CBCT greatly enhances the dentist’s ability to diagnose, evaluate, treat and care for patients.

During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses, and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). 

Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume CBCT technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of dental issues.  With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.

Digital X-Rays:

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.