When you seek care at our office, you can be assured that the doctors at Renaissance Dental Center and their team utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our doctors use high power loupe magnification and LED lighting to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using loupe magnification and LED lighting enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. We find that you cannot fulfill this level of care with just the naked eye.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
The doctors at Renaissance Dental Center carefully choose which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 80 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging also allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Doctors Abernethy Sonner and Wells utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
The Sirona XG3D, a 3D x-ray scan, gives us a detailed three-dimensional view of the teeth and jaws. This information is vital in comprehensive diagnosis, guided implant planning and placement, sleep apnea and non-surgical root canals. A single scan is all that is required to provide all of the clinical views necessary for making informed diagnoses and confident treatment plans from start to finish.
- Fast and accurate diagnosis provides certainty in treatment of uncommon conditions
- Immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment planning in a single visit – more security and less time in surgery
- Quick, easy and comfortable scan of the mouth, face, jaw, and soft tissue
- The lowest possible radiation
- Reduces follow-up examinations
Patients come to us from Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Clayton, Garner and nearby areas.