Advanced Dental Technology Rocky Hill

Quality Materials, Innovative Solutions

At Dental Essentials of Rocky Hill, we’re always looking for ways that we can incorporate the latest technology into our dental office so that each visit is as efficient, productive, and enjoyable as possible for our patients! Read on to learn more about how our advanced dental technology in Rocky Hill is improving the way we treat your smile.

Digital Dental Impressions

Dentist pointing to computer screen showing digital impressions of teeth

Using CEREC primescan technology, we no longer have to rely on messy dental putty that is cold and uncomfortable for patients with sensitive gag reflexes. Instead, we can quickly and more comfortably capture digital scans of a person’s teeth and gums in preparation for a custom restoration. These three-dimensional models that form on nearby screens allow for greater accuracy, ensuring that lab technicians build a crown, veneer, or another similar restoration that fits correctly and looks natural.

Intraoral Cameras

Dental professional holding a thin white intraoral camera

We always try to explain things as clearly as possible to our patients, but sometimes, pictures can say more than words. Wand-like devices called intraoral cameras give us a way to take close-up pictures of your teeth and display them on a screen, giving you a chance to see exactly what we see so that you understand what your smile needs. The photographs taken with these cameras are also extremely helpful whenever we need to process an insurance claim or refer you to a specialist.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Dentist gesturing to computer screen showing digital x ray of teeth

It’s not hard to see why dentists overwhelmingly favor digital X-rays over older film ones. When taken digitally, the images can be displayed right away on a computer, and they can be modified to make it easier to identify problems (such as by changing the contrast or zooming in). Without film, there’s no need to use harsh, environmentally damaging chemicals to develop the images. And of course, patients enjoy the fact that these X-rays emit about 80% less radiation.