TECHNOLOGY

Advanced
Dental Technology

State-of-the-Art Tools for Dental Care

When you visit Gracepoint Family Dentistry, you'll receive treatment that employs the latest tools in dental technology. Using state-of-the-art technology provides you with better, faster care, and results that look fantastic.
  • 3-D digital X-ray laser
  • Scanner technology
  • Digital radiographs
  • Cone beam CT imaging
  • Intra-oral camera
  • Air abrasion
  • VITA Easyshade
  • Paperless registration
  • Sterilization center
  • Patient comfort
Planmeca

Planmeca FIT Scanner Technology

With our Planmeca FIT dental scanning technology, we can obtain complete oral scans and create accurate models of your teeth. The computer-aided design enables us to perform same-day crowns and a variety of other dental services. The accuracy is incredible, so you get dental prostheses that fit perfectly and look exactly right.
Digital radiograph

Digital Radiograph

Dr. Olowoyo chooses carefully when radiographs are taken and which dental features are scanned. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, rather than holding up a film. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess any damage when trauma occurs. We may even be able to see cavities in their early stages. Digital X-rays also allow us to easily compare diagnostic information from year to year. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.

We utilize digital imaging technologies within the office to reduce exposure time to approximately 50% less when compared to traditional radiographs.

Digital imaging also allows us to store patient images, as well as quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
CT Imaging

Cone Beam CT Imaging

What's better than an X-ray of your teeth? An on-screen, movable 3-D representation of your jaws! By taking a series of X-ray “slices” and stitching the images together with a powerful computer program, Cone Beam CT imaging creates a virtual model of your mouth. It can be used to find disease, plan procedures, and visualize internal structures that formerly wouldn't have been visible without surgery.

Intra-Oral Camera

X-rays provide valuable information that we can’t get from any other source, but they can’t show you everything that’s going on in your mouth. That’s why we have invested in an intra-oral camera; a highly advanced piece of diagnostic equipment that allows you to see what we see inside your mouth. The intra-oral camera is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror. It has a built-in light source and serves as a tiny video camera that allows us to zoom in on one tooth with 25 times the magnification. This gives you a “video tour” of your entire mouth. The images are displayed on a monitor, so you’ll be able to see any problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings and excessive wear. We can also print an image for you to take home with you.

The intra-oral camera allows you to be an active partner in your dental treatment by enabling you to see what we see inside your mouth. With a clear understanding of dental conditions, you’ll be able to make treatment decisions with confidence.

Air Abrasion

Many children associate the high-pitched whirring of a dental drill with pain. This sound can make even adults wince.

Air abrasion is a good option for children who may be afraid of the needle, noise, and vibration of a regular dental drill.

Air abrasion procedures are virtually painless and almost entirely eliminate the need for an anesthetic. Air abrasion produces none of the characteristic vibration or heat of conventional dental drills. Air abrasion will not hurt the soft tissues of your mouth either. Because air abrasion cuts tooth surfaces with exacting precision, it removes less tooth than a drill and reduces the risk of fractured enamel.

Air abrasion is also called "microabrasion," and works much like the sandblasting technique used to clear graffiti from walls.

Air abrasion is achieved by using a special device that blows a powerful airborne stream of tiny, fine aluminum oxide particles out of its tip onto the structure of the tooth. During the procedure, particles bounce off the tooth and blast the decay away. Air abrasion procedures can leave an accumulation of harmless, dusty particle debris in the child's mouth, leaving a gritty feeling eliminated by rinsing. Sometimes, a rubber dam may be applied inside the child's mouth and around the tooth area being treated to serve as a barrier. To reduce dust buildup, the dentist or dental assistant may use a vacuum hose or a water spray technique during the process.

VITA Easyshade

It is so easy nowadays to determine the right color of your teeth when replacing a filling or restoring your teeth with veneers, crowns, or bridges, regardless of the lighting. With just a click of the button, we can get an accurate shade match.

Paperless Registration

In our office, you can register quickly and easily with our iPad-based registration system.

Sterilization Center

Your safety is our concern. We have invested in a state-of-the-art Pelton & Crane Solaris Sterilization Center.

Patient Comfort

  • Blanket
  • Soothing music
  • Pillows
  • Massage chairs while having dental treatment
Contact Dr. Olowoyo

To schedule an appointment, please contact our office. 
763-400-4908
Email:
info@gracepointfamilydentistry.com
 
9300 Lexington Ave. NE
Lexington MN, 55014
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