Dr. Markle relies on state-of-the-art equipment and technology when it comes to his dental procedures and he keeps abreast of the latest advances and technological breakthroughs. Reliable, high-tech equipment makes all the difference in successful dentistry and can help perform wonders in dental care.
Sirona XG 3D cone beam scanner
The Sirona XG 3D Cone Beam scanner captures 3D images of the jaw, bone, teeth and entire skull of the patient, allowing the doctor to get a perspective from every angle and plan proper treatment. The system produces sharp 3D images in a matter of seconds, while using less radiation than traditional x-rays. The 3D images are an integral part of diagnoses and treatment for many comprehensive procedures.
Dexis platinum sensor
The ability to see subtleties in X-ray images is crucial to diagnosis, collaboration, and patient communication. Through a combination of advanced hardware and software technologies, the DEXIS Platinum sensor is able to deliver clinically meaningful images that are extremely clear and highly detailed.
The DIAGNOdent is a probe that is used to detect hidden signs of decay within a tooth. It is a shaped like a pen and uses a harmless and painless laser beam that shines into the tooth to check for any decay or problems that are otherwise not visible. This device will detect any form of decay beneath the surface of the tooth, including catching early signs of tooth decay that require minimal procedures before the tooth is destroyed from inside. This is a great help in preventing extensive procedures in the future.
Intraoral cameras are tiny digital cameras that fit comfortably in your mouth. They are placed on the tip of a wand and transmit real-time video for you and your doctor to review right in the room. Because these images appear magnified on the screen, you are able to see close ups of any tooth or area of your mouth.
The diode laser is used widely for many different procedures in dentistry including:
- Cosmetically – to reshape the architecture of the gums by removing portions of tissue that are covering healthy tooth structure, and enhancing the smile
- Soft tissue management – to kill bacteria in gum pockets and arrest periodontal disease
- Removing decay – the laser can remove decay from the teeth
- Surgery – as a surgical instrument, the laser makes very accurate incisions that do not scar and will not affect you post-operatively
- Desensitizing teeth – this is a more recent breakthrough in using laser treatment to treat over-sensitive teeth
CEREC digital impressions
CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) is a technology that uses 3D imaging and milling to build a custom crown for a patient right in the dentist’s office. Although Dr. Markle does not build the crowns in his own office, he does use the 3D imaging system to build a digital crown that is then uploaded and sent electronically to a local, high-quality lab where the crown is made from high quality materials to exact specifications.