At Rigdon Dental & Associates, Dr. Terry Rigdon and his team are committed to providing patients with high-quality dental care. To enhance the patient experience, we embrace the most advanced dental technologies. This allows us to provide accurate and precise treatment and diagnosis while also catering to patient comfort. Our modern dental office features many different state-of-the-art technologies to provide you with the world-class dentistry you deserve.
Our office uses the cone beam scanner, which is a computerized piece of imaging equipment. It produces highly detailed 3D images of the teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in just one scan. Often, this reduces the need for messy and foul-tasting traditional impressions, which reduces the room for error when creating restorations and dental prosthetics.
In addition, the images can be viewed in detail to allow Dr. Rigdon to provide more accurate treatment and diagnosis. They can even be enlarged so nothing is overlooked. They are also easy to store in dental records while also easy to transfer to a specialist or your insurance company.
E4D technology allows you to get the restorations you need in just one day. Using a laser scanning technology, optical impressions of a tooth are captured. This information is sent to CAD/CAM software, where your crown is created to your exact specifics, including the size, shape, color, and texture so it will look like a natural tooth.
The information is then sent to the milling unit, where the custom-made restoration is created in about an hour. Now, there is no need for temporary crowns or messy impressions because the entire process is completed in one appointment. Although they are made in about an hour, they remain of the highest quality so they are strong and durable to last for several years.
Laser dentistry allows for greater precision and more effective results. This often eliminates the need for sutures while greatly reducing the risk for infection and bleeding when used to treat soft tissues, such as during crown lengthening procedures. The laser cauterizes and sterilizes the tissues, providing a safer alternative to more traditional methods. In addition, the laser provides Dr. Rigdon with greater control so there is less risk for damage to the surrounding tissues.
The lasers can also be used for hard tissues as well. They remove small amounts of the tooth's structure to prep and reshape the teeth. This provides a safer and more comfortable option when treating tooth decay, reshaping a tooth for a restoration, or another procedure.
At Rigdon Dental & Associates, we strive to provide the community with the highest level of care. In addition to the qualifications and experience of Dr. Rigdon, we use the most advanced technologies to provide the comfortable, precise, and effective treatment plans you need to maintain your dental health.
If you are ready to benefit from the best technological advancements while enjoying superior dental care, it is time to contact Rigdon Dental & Associates to schedule a consultation. We will provide you with the high-quality care that you deserve.