Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

The field of dentistry is constantly evolving, and we think your experience at our Town and Country dental office should, too! Dr. Mandefro uses advanced technology in every aspect of your dental care, from his thorough and accurate diagnostic methods to his conservative and effective treatments. Whether it’s saving you time, keeping you comfortable, or giving you the smile of your dreams, our leading-edge technology will completely change the way you think about dentistry.

Technology for State-of-the-Art Dental Care

Technology for State-of-the-Art Dental Care

Low-Radiation Digital X-rays

We incorporate dental X-rays into all of our comprehensive exams, because many serious problems with the teeth and jawbones can’t be seen with the naked eye. Digital X-rays help us identify and diagnose:

  • Small areas of decay between teeth
  • Cavities below existing restorations
  • Fractures, cracks, and structural abnormalities
  • Cysts, tumors, and abscesses in the soft tissues
  • Occlusal (bite) irregularities

We use the handheld Nomad® digital X-ray device to ensure that you are exposed to the least amount of radiation possible. This light and portable device also enables us to complete the task quickly while still giving Dr. Mandefro high-quality images to use for diagnosing. Because digital X-rays don’t require any chemical processing, the images are available for review on our computer screen immediately.

3D X-rays

3D digital imaging gives us unrivaled diagnostic capabilities. With one quick scan, this system provides us with a detailed panoramic view of your teeth, soft tissues, and upper and lower jawbones. This technology enables Dr. Mandefro to design the most accurate and precise dental restorations possible, and it’s also helpful in orthodontic treatment planning.

3D imaging helps us evaluate and plan for:

  • Dental implant placement
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Root canal therapy
  • Extraction of impacted teeth (particularly wisdom teeth)

Early Cavity Detection

The revolutionary CareStream CS 1600 detects tooth decay using exclusive Fluorescence Imaging Reflectance Enhancement, or FIRE. This powerful technology can detect decay in the very early stages, long before it can be seen with a visual exam or even X-rays. Cavities actually glow in FIRE images, so there’s no way to miss them! The CS 1600 differentiates between early and advanced decay, so Dr. Mandefro knows where to focus his attention and which treatment is most appropriate. When he’s able to detect tooth decay early, he can place smaller fillings and save you from needing more extensive restorative treatment in the future.

Intraoral Cameras

Digital photographs taken with our intraoral cameras give us a clearer view of areas that can be difficult to see in a standard visual exam, especially the back molars. These high-resolution images are also a vital patient education tool, enabling Dr. Mandefro to give you a more complete understanding of your dental health and treatment needs.

Technology for Your Comfort

Technology for Your Comfort

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

We offer nitrous oxide, a gentle anti-anxiety agent that you inhale before and during your treatment. Nitrous oxide creates a sense of well-being and relaxation while still leaving you fully conscious throughout treatment. Administering nitrous oxide requires only a mask over the nose (no shots), making it an excellent option for both adults and children.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia can make dental visits less stressful for patients with very high levels of anxiety, special needs, or complex treatment plans like wisdom teeth removal or dental implant placement.

Isolite® Patient Comfort System

The Isolite® system has a soft, flexible mouthpiece that allows you rest your jaw during treatment. Isolite also illuminates your mouth from the inside, eliminating shadows and giving our dental team a clearer view of our work. With this revolutionary system, long dental visits and the aching jaw that comes with them are a thing of the past!

Ceiling TVs in Treatment Rooms

Tired of staring at the ceiling while you’re in the dental chair? Your visits will fly by while you’re watching your favorite TV show. We always turn on cartoons for the kids!

Free WiFi Internet Access

You can’t press pause on life, but with our free WiFi you’ll never be out of the loop. Catch up on emails or just browse the web on your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in our office.

Contact us today to schedule your convenient appointment!