Dr. Mapes has invested in state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our patients have the best experience possible when they visit Williamsburg Smile Design. With the latest dental technology, we can now offer advanced services, including pain-free injections (yes, it's true!), one-visit crowns, and comprehensive implant dentistry.
Here is some more information about the advanced technology you will find at Williamsburg Smile Design.
3-D Cone Beam
This advanced imaging option gives us a 3-D view of your jaw joint and bone, as well as your teeth. It is essential in planning implant placement surgery ahead of time, which makes it much more accurate and efficient for our patients. It also gives us insight into the cause of TMJ, a painful dysfunction of your jaw joint.
Digital x-rays allow us to monitor your oral health and diagnose many issues early on while only exposing patients to 20% of the radiation needed in the past to create x-rays. The images are readily available, and we can share them with you on the television screens in our treatment rooms. This allows our dentists to diagnose issues in a timely manner and discuss your treatment needs with you during your dental visit.
Digital x-rays also protect our environment since they don't require harmful chemicals for development.
The dental laser combines light and heat to assist us in many procedures, including periodontal therapy, dental fillings, and gum surgeries. Laser therapy makes these procedures more comfortable and efficient, and it often accelerates the healing process.
Rotary endodontic tools are electric hand tools crafted from nickel titanium that our dentists use instead of the traditional stainless steel tools used in the past.
Titanium is more flexible and can reach the inner canals of your tooth much easier than stainless steel, so root canal therapy is more comfortable. Because they are electric, the procedure can be done more efficiently.
Televisions in Treatment Rooms
You'll notice that each of our treatment rooms is equipped with a television set. The reason for this is twofold.
First, our patients are able to relax and enjoy their favorite Netflix programs on the television screens, which helps to take your mind off of your procedure. Second, we are able to display photos and x-rays on the screens, which make it easier to discuss our patient's treatment needs and helps them make the right decisions regarding their oral health.