Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Annapolis, MD
Technology to Enhance Your Dental Experience
Like any medical field, dentistry is constantly expanding. Our dental office works hard to incorporate new techniques and technology that we believe will enhance your overall dental care experience. Whether it’s going digital via our X-rays, providing in-depth views of your mouth with our intraoral camera, or creating a detailed treatment plan to treat your chronic jaw pain, Dr. Vanik is prepared to get the job done. Keep reading to learn more about the technologies Vanik Dental Group of Annapolis has to offer!
Committed to State-of-the-Art & Comfortable Dental Experiences
- Faster and Safer Diagnostics
- Detailed Intraoral Images Improve Communication
- Comprehensive Planning for Restorative Treatments via Tekscan®
An intraoral camera brings the smallest details into focus and allows you to have increased understanding when discussing your treatment options. We connect the camera directly to a computer screen in the operatory to clearly see the condition of the mouth in need of restoration.
Traditional X-rays of the past were often time-consuming, making them extremely inconvenient to perform. Today, digital X-rays allow for fast and highly detailed images of your underlying structures, including your teeth, gums, and supporting jaw bone. Plus, going digital means we can reduce radiation exposure as much as 80 percent, creating a safe environment for you and your family. We always take the precautions necessary to ensure your protection during necessary, routine X-rays.
Tekscan ® Occlusal Analysis System
TekScan is dentistry’s only digital occlusal analysis system. (Occlusion simply means the contact between your teeth – the way your teeth fit together when your jaws are closed – i.e., your bite.) TekScan uses special sensors to reveal the level and timing of force on individual teeth and the occlusal stability of the overall bite, enabling us to better understand how to adjust restorative work to protect its longevity and comfort.
One of the most important pieces of technology we have is our nitrous oxide sedation. Also known as laughing gas, this option gives our more anxious or fearful patients the ability to relax and even enjoy their appointments. The nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask and it can be easily controlled based on your level of anxiety. You will feel happy, light, and relaxed. The best part is that the effects wear off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home and resume the rest of your day.