The dental field is constantly evolving, creating amazing improvements for diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient results. At Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, it’s important to our doctors and team members that we stay right at the forefront of these developments. Our Ormond Beach, FL office features several modern technologies that benefit your care experience in valuable ways. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us today if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. We enjoy seeing new patients from Daytona Beach, FL and other nearby areas.
Can I See What’s Going on Inside My Mouth?
It’s hard to understand what exactly your dental needs are if you can’t see them with your own eyes, which can lead to many patients feeling confused and left in the dark as the dentist does their work. Here in Ormond Beach, we want you to be a full partner throughout every step of your care with us, which is why Dr. Nawrocki and Dr. Brown will utilize our high-tech intra-oral camera whenever possible. The camera-tipped wand transmits detailed images of your mouth to a conveniently placed monitor in the room, allowing our team to point out areas of damage and explain treatment options much more clearly.
Should I Be Worried About X-Ray Radiation?
While this fear may have been understandable with traditional film X-rays, today’s digital systems are much safer. In fact, the amount of radiation you and your family will be exposed to has been reduced by up to 90% here at our practice. We strongly recommend X-rays because of the valuable information they provide our team about potential dental concerns hiding underneath the surface of smiles. In addition to being safer, our digital technology is faster and much more convenient to boot. There are no more darkrooms, no more hazardous chemicals, and no more bulky physical storage. Everything is handled over our computer system, and photos are instantly viewable with no development time needed.
Do You Use Technology to Plan Dental Implant Procedures?
Yes. Surgically placing dental implants is an important task that requires the highest level of accuracy possible for long-term success. That’s why we’ve invested in The Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Technology) CT X-ray machine, which takes digital imaging to the next level by creating comprehensive, three-dimensional representations of your unique smile and facial structures. Being able to view even the smallest details — including the location of nerves, sinuses, and more — is invaluable as we plan the ideal positioning for your new implants. Sleep apnea therapy, tooth extractions, and other services also benefit from the use of this technology.
How Do You Detect Oral Cancer?
To help us detect oral cancer, we use the VELscope Vx system. VELscope is the world's #1 oral examination device. This state of the art device allows us to simply look in your mouth and immediately identify abnormalities. Unlike conventional examinations, VELscope does not require any dyes or prolonged testing. We can conduct a VELscope exam in our office during routine hygiene exams in about two minutes.