Advanced Dental Technology – Reston, VA
Using The Latest Advancements For Faster, Comfortable Care
One of the many signs that a dentist is committed to the profession is by the type of technology they use. Nowadays, more and more dental professionals are turning to the latest and greatest tools to provide greater accuracy and precision as well as faster treatment and reduced recovery times. Dr. Wayne Myles is one of these dentists, and his commitment to his patients is evident by not only the level of care he offers but by the technology he uses to help his patients achieve outstanding results.
TENS Machine (for TMJ Treatment)
The Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machine is used to emit an electrical pulse to the various facial muscles, causing them to contract in a way that allows your muscles to massage themselves. This tool is most beneficial for patients suffering from TMJ. By using the TENS machine on these patients, Dr. Myles can better determine how severe the problem is, thus, develop a proper treatment plan to help the person find necessary relief from chronic jaw pain.
Intraoral cameras are great for allowing patients to see exactly what is happening and where certain problem areas exist. Using this pen-shaped device, Dr. Myles can take high-resolution images of your teeth and gums, which are then displayed on a monitor that is easily viewed by both you and Dr. Myles. Not only does this make it easier for him to discuss areas of concern, but it works to better explain how various treatments can be used to fix the problem.
Don’t like the idea of being exposed to excessive amounts of radiation when having x-rays taken of your mouth? Good! Neither do we, which is why Dr. Myles has switched to providing digital x-rays. Emitting 80% less radiation than traditional dental x-rays, these allow him to produce clear images of your teeth, gums, and other areas that are difficult to see with the naked eye. In seconds, both you and Dr. Myles will be able to view your entire oral cavity and better determine how to move forward with treatment.
Digital Impressions with TRIOS
Instead of using cold, messy dental putty to capture impressions of your smile, Dr. Myles uses digital impressions with TRIOS. Using this modern technology, he can quickly take high-definition color scans of your teeth with greater accuracy. This pen-shaped, hand-held device is designed to move along your teeth and take 3D digital impressions that quickly appear on a nearby monitor. Capturing even the smallest nooks and crannies of your mouth, these images allow for technicians to better customize your dental crown, bridge, aligners, dentures, or any other restoration.
Soft Tissue Laser (Diode Laser)
Laser dentistry is becoming a much more common and popular solution. The reason is that the use of a soft tissue laser makes it possible to achieve greater precision, minimize bleeding, and lessen the amount of time a patient spends recovering. This small, hand-held device is used for gum recontouring/crown lengthening to expose additional tooth structure and improve your smile’s aesthetics, and it also works to eliminate harmful bacteria from the gum line for patients suffering from gum disease. By using this tool, we can avoid the use of a scalpel and sutures.