We think you’ll like the Isolite® Dryfield Illuminator System. You can think of it as a Swiss Army Knife for dental procedures because it provides illumination for excellent visibility, improved access, and moisture control for suction of debris and fluids. The soft, flexible mouthpiece helps to keep your cheek retracted and your jaw relaxed while Dr. Shanks and the Northside Family Dentistry team take care of dental health needs. The bottom line is 20-30% less time than you would normally be in the chair, no need for cotton rolls or rubber dams, and a whole new level of patient comfort. Come try it out!
At Northside Family Dentistry, we know how important your time is. That’s why Dr. Shanks invested in the CEREC® CAD/CAM technology. CAD and CAM stand for computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing. CEREC® helps us create you a custom, tooth-colored dental restoration like a crown or a filling in one visit. The CEREC® intraoral camera takes a 3D image of your tooth then sends the data to an onsite milling machine to create your custom porcelain restoration. CEREC® means no more temporaries, and no more return visits to get work finished!
Do you ever wish you could see inside your own mouth and understand exactly what Dr. Shanks has told you about? Well, the intraoral camera can help with that. This miniature video camera offers a high resolution, 40X magnification view of what’s going on in your mouth, so we can help diagnose and craft a treatment plan that is perfect for you. You’ll be amazed at what you can see with this nifty little device.
Nowadays, digital x-rays are the norm in dental offices, because they are safer, easier, and more efficient than standard x-rays. This is because digital x-rays emit up to 90% less radiation, are environmentally friendly, and can be viewed and enhanced instantly. When it comes to making a quick and accurate diagnosis, digital is a huge step up from the standard x-ray option. On top of that, digital x-rays are automatically saved to your file and can be accessed easily at any time in the future.
Dr. Shanks uses the Sirona® 3D Imaging system to help more accurately guide dental implants into place. Sirona® allows Dr. Shanks to take 3D images of your whole jawline, without taking multiple x-rays. Sirona® also helps to create custom milled implant guides, in office on the same day your 3D images are taken.
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