At Union Dental Center, we believe in delivering high-tech dental care to every patient. But what exactly does that mean? More importantly, why should you care?
If you want the best dentist in Havre de Grace, comfortable dental treatments, and state-of-the-art care, then you want a dentist who offers a high-tech approach. You’ll save time and money and get better results.
We’ll be exploring this topic in more detail in today’s blog post. Let’s get started.
What to look for when choosing the best dentist
Take a minute to consider this question: What qualities are important to you when looking for a dentist?
Dental equipment and techniques may not be at the top of your list, but your qualifications probably include some factors like…
- Experienced and trustworthy dentist
- Gentle care (minimal discomfort)
- Comfortable office
- Affordable treatments
- Friendly staff
But did you know that all these traits are most easily achieved when partnering with a high-tech dental practice?
What is high-tech dentistry?
High-tech dentistry is the result of combining dental knowledge and expertise with cutting-edge techniques and modern technology.
The goal of this approach is to provide patients with the best dental care with treatments that are more efficient, effective, and comfortable.
A high-tech dental practice maintains a continual integration of new dental technologies. They are up-to-date on the best methods for caring for your teeth and gums. These treatments are not reserved for certain patients only — instead, a high-tech dental office will deliver the same top-notch level of care to every single person who steps through their door.
The best way to know if a dental practice has a high-tech philosophy is to look for the following:
- Digital x-ray technology which decreases exposure radiation
- 3D Scanner instead of messy impression materials for great fitting crowns and bridges
- Soleo Laser (pictured above) the latest in gum treatments
- Minimally-invasive treatments
- Non-toxic, biocompatible materials
- Custom-made & natural-looking restorations
- A focus on preventive care and treatments
High-tech dentistry in action — what it means for you
Modern technology has truly transformed dentistry into an unbelievably successful, comfortable, and stress-free experience. Here’s what that looks like in action.
1. Faster and more enjoyable appointments
No matter how much you enjoy going to the dentist, no one wants to spend more time there than necessary. Thankfully, high-tech dentistry helps ensure your time at the dentist is short and sweet.
Take dental impressions as a good example. The traditional method for taking an impression involves placing a messy and sticky substance in your mouth and waiting for it to harden. This process can feel awkward and those with strong gag reflexes often have a hard time.
However, thanks to advanced imaging technology, you no longer have to sit through this messy process. Instead, a quick and much more effective impression is taken through digital x-rays. It takes half the time and is a much more enjoyable experience.
It’s amazing how fast and simple this technology makes a procedure that used to be an annoyance.
2. Better prevention (which means less money spent on dental procedures)
Good dental health starts with preventive care. At its most basic, this involves good at-home dental habits and visiting the dentist twice a year for regular cleanings and checkups.
However, today’s modern technology provides additional methods for preventing dental issues. Mainly, technology allows your dentist to detect problems at their earliest stages, before they become large, expensive problems.
Technology like digital imaging allows high-tech dentists to detect issues like tooth decay and gum disease before they become more serious (and costly) to correct.
3. Less discomfort & quicker healing
Technology helps your dentist provide treatments that cause the least amount of trauma to your mouth and body. This is commonly referred to as “minimally-invasive” care.
Minimally-invasive care is important for many reasons, but the one patients care about the most is comfort level.
Minimally-invasive techniques are known for resulting in less pain and discomfort than conventional methods.
4. Healthier for you
When receiving any type of dental treatment, you always need to consider how it will affect your whole body health. High-tech dentistry does just that.
For example, for many years, the go-to material used for fillings was silver amalgam, a substance containing mercury. Mercury has long been known as a toxic element that has been replaced with safer and better looking options.
For high-tech dental practices, that’s all in the past. Today, modern biocompatible filling options (like composites) are much safer and better for your health.
5. Beautiful outcomes
The state of your teeth and gums affects more than just your health — they’re also a big part of your appearance. You should never have to choose between your health and your smile. With modern-day dental techniques, you don’t have to.
High-tech dentistry allows you to achieve healthy teeth and gums as well as a more beautiful, confident smile.
- Dental restorations match the exact shade of your natural teeth
- Teeth straightening techniques are minimally-invasive and virtually invisible
- Teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures give you a natural look (not fake, unnaturally white teeth)
You never have to sacrifice appearance for dental health.
6. Longer-lasting results and fewer appointments
If you’ve ever visited the dentist for a cracked filling or broken crown, then you understand how frustrating it can be to spend more time and money on an issue you thought was resolved.
Of course, accidents do happen. However, a high-tech dentist offers more durable solutions so you don’t have to be constantly fixing and updating past dental procedures.
Today, with proper care, high-tech dental treatments (crowns, dentures, and implants are good examples) can withstand the daily wear and tear of life and last for decades.
Experience high-tech dentistry and compassionate care at Union Dental Center
High-tech dental care is for everyone. No matter your current dental health or budget, you deserves this top-notch level of care. There’s absolutely no reason you should settle for anything less.
At Union Dental Center, we’re committed to providing high-tech and compassionate dental care. Our office features the most technologically advanced and minimally-invasive tools and procedures available. We invite you to experience just how far dentistry has come through our gentle and stress-free care. Contact us today to schedule your modern, comfortable, and non-invasive appointment. We can’t wait to provide you with the high-tech care you deserve.
Dr. Friedman earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1996. For over 20 years, Dr. Friedman has been creating the smiles of his patients’ dreams. He believes that nothing should stand between you and a healthier smile.