Dental Technology in Sevierville, TN
Often, a stock porcelain color for a crown does not match exactly. For these circumstances, Dr. Trotter, our Sevierville dentist, offers the dental technology of a porcelain firing oven with which stains can be added and minor defects can be corrected without requiring a second visit.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. We have purchased the Casey presentation system. With it, the patient can watch short videos of virtually any procedure. This allows the patient to be fully informed and to understand any procedures they are considering.
Many people are under the misconception that the dental technology of lasers can totally replace the scalpel and drill. This is simply not true. There are, however, many simple procedures that can be accomplished with the laser.
Through intraoral photography and diagnosis, the patient and dentist can, now more than ever before, design and implement a well understood treatment plan. Our treatment areas have advanced dental technology, including computers and cameras, with which we can communicate better with the patient, increase our diagnostic capabilities through magnification, and document the need for treatment for insurance companies.
Have you ever been to the dentist or doctor and been seated in a room without so much as a magazine to read and have to wait in boredom for extended lengths of time? Every health care provider has had to make some patients wait at one time or another because of emergencies or other unplanned circumstances. For those unfortunate occasions, our waiting rooms have TV monitors where you can pass the time- and we have many child appropriate videos.
Eventually our health care system will be totally paperless. This will allow for the fast and efficient sharing of patient information. Though this is not necessary at this time, our office has stayed current with technology with computers in each room where we can access necessary information to treat the patient appropriately.
Most offices have one autoclave (sterilization using steam, pressure and heat). Our Sevierville dentists have gone one step further. For years, we have had and used a Chemclave, which sterilizes using chemicals, pressure and heat. We take cleanliness seriously. Through the use of the above sterilization methods, plastic barriers and specially impregnated wipes, we intend to keep both ourselves and the patient safe and healthy.
Work in dentistry is, by its nature, very precise. One of the best precision tools of dental technology is the personal telescopic lens. By magnifying each tooth to the size of a basketball, our Sevierville dentist can do work that is of far better quality than at any other time in history.
Our Sevierville dentist also utilizes digital radiography instead of conventional x-ray machines. The benefits of digital x-rays are: a 70% reduction in exposure to radiation, an instant image, because you don’t have to wait for the x-ray to develop, and an end to the need for x-ray film developer chemicals, which makes them more environmentally friendly.
Call for an appointment with our Sevierville dentists or if you have any questions, and we will be happy to assist you. (865) 453-2890