Maryville, Alcoa and Knoxville TN
Think about changes in technology, and how those changes have affected your life. Just within the past decade, technological advances have affected almost every aspect of society, having an impact on the way you talk to your friends, shop, travel, and so much more. The field of dentistry is not off limits for technological advancements. Modern dentists working at the forefront of the scientific field such as Dr. Ben Sentell have made a commitment to incorporate some of the latest tools, technologies, and techniques in order to provide the highest level of comfortable care. Let’s take a look at how Cedar Street Family Dentistry uses state-of-the-art technology to provide unparalleled treatment to patients in Maryville. Whether you are looking to get a filling in Maryville, or need a smile makeover in Alcoa, our technology can help to provide you with better results, in less time, making your visit to the dentist comfortable and stress-free.
When taking impressions, digital technology makes all the difference
Impressions are a cornerstone of dental science; they’re used as models to fabricate a wide array of different restorations, including fillings, crowns and even purely cosmetic treatments such as veneers. In the past, taking these impressions meant having you bite down into a mold—a messy process that often causes discomfort due to the taste and texture of the mold. At Cedar Street Family Dentistry, Dr. Sentell is able to take these impressions digitally, using intraoral scanners such as the cutting-edge 3Shape TRIOS handheld scanner, which produces realistic three-dimensional views of teeth. Not only is the process of digital impressions more comfortable for our patients, but these impressions also are more precise than any mold, making for restorations that look and function better.
Digital X-rays represent a significant upgrade
Did you know that dentists have been using X-ray machines as a diagnostic tool for more than a century? C. Edmund Kells took the first dental X-ray of a living patient in 1896 in New Orleans. Modern X-ray technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since then, and at Cedar Street Family Dentistry, we offer top of the line digital X-ray technology. Our digital machines produce images that are clearer and more precise, meaning fewer X-rays will be needed. This reduces the amount of radiation exposure to our patients and staff.
Sedation makes it possible for people to receive the dental care they need
Millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. For these people, just the thought of going to the dentist can provoke extremely high levels of anxiety or even fear, bordering on terror. Individuals with this affliction tend to avoid going to the dentist; this also creates a vicious cycle, because these people actually are in a greater need for dental care as a consequence of their neglect. Cedar Street Family Dentistry offers sedation dentistry via nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide helps calm feelings of fear or anxiety. Under the effects of nitrous oxide, you remain awake and carry on conversations with those around you, including your dentist, but have a diminished awareness of your surroundings.
State-of-the-art dental care in Maryville
Enjoy the benefits of these technological advances, part of our commitment at Cedar Street Family Dentistry to providing the finest level of care for our patients. Learn more by scheduling a consultation or a tour of our facility today by calling (865) 233-7640 if you live in the areas of Alcoa, Knoxville, and Maryville, Tennessee.