Technology

The Tools Behind State-of-the-Art Dental Care

At Cornerstone Dental, we stay on top of the latest advances in dentistry. As technology changes and evolves, we want to make sure our patients receive the most recent breakthroughs in dental treatment. To maintain the health of your smile or even treat serious dental issues, including decay and periodontal disease, we provide state-of-the-art dental technology.

Digital X-rays

When examining patients digital radiographs expose our patients to about 80% less radiation than traditional radiographs. They also provide an almost instantaneous x-ray image that Dr. Hussong can review, chair side, with the patient. Unlike traditional, film-based x-rays, digital x-rays often show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison. You will appreciate a more comfortable visit for your general checkup with less waiting and quicker treatment.

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is a process that allows Dr. Hussong to remove tooth decay without the use of drills or anesthesia. Air abrasion leaves more of your tooth’s original structure behind giving it a better long-term prognosis. After the decay is removed, the tooth is restored with a tooth-colored filling. Air abrasion is particularly suited for early decay on baby and permanent teeth and small cavities where tooth preparation is minimal.

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a video screen, allowing Dr. Hussong to walk you through your proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows us to work with you as a team to meet your dental care goals. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your treatment options with you. We want you to picture how your appearance will improve with dental care, giving you all the more reason to smile.

Digital Photography

Digital photography gives Dr. Hussong instant images to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress of your cosmetic or restorative dental procedures. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and must be taken off-site for development.

ToothIQ™ System

The ToothIQ™ System allows the Cornerstone Dental team to used detailed drawings and animations to show you exactly what your teeth will look like if left untreated, and what they will look like after recommended treatment. You can view short detailed presentations about treatment procedures.

  • A Personal Invitation

    You’ll find our dental office cozy and relaxing and our team accommodating. Watch DirecTV during your appointment, and afterward, allow us to treat you to a paraffin hand dip and a warm, scented neck wrap. We will make your time at Cornerstone Dental enjoyable. For cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Polk City, Iowa, contact us today. We serve families from Alleman, Ankeny, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and surrounding communities.