At Cornerstone Dental, Dr. Ryan Hussong provides state-of-the-art dental treatment. We employ the latest in dental technology because we are dedicated to accurate, comprehensive dental care. Below, you can learn about the role of technology in improving general dentistry.
Digital Technology Means Safer X-Rays
With digital radiograph technology, our patients are exposed to about 80 percent less radiation than with traditional radiographs. Digital radiographs also provide a nearly instantaneous x-ray image, which means Dr. Hussong can spend less time processing them and can review them chairside with the patient. In many cases, digital x-rays can show more detail than traditional, film-based x-rays, and can be archive them in our system for future reference and comparison. With digital x-rays, your dental checkup will be more efficient and comfortable.
Air Abrasion for Conservative Removal of Tooth Decay
Air abrasion eliminates the need for drills and anesthesia during tooth decay removal. This procedure is conservative, meaning that it leaves more of your original tooth structure in place than traditional methods, which gives your tooth a better long-term prognosis. Once Dr. Hussong removes the decay, he will restore the tooth with a tooth-colored filling. Air abrasion is especially effective in cases of early decay on baby and permanent teeth and on small cavities where little tooth preparation is required.
ToothIQ™ System Shows You the Future of Your Teeth
With the ToothIQ™ System, we can use detailed drawings and animations to show you exactly what your teeth will look like if we do not treat them, and what they will look like after we perform the recommended treatment. We can also show you short educational videos about the dental procedures, as well as pre- and post-treatment care.
Dental technology means more pleasant dental visits and better long-term dental health. Call our Polk City, IA, dental practice today at (515) 984-6001 for your appointment.