Advanced Technology

Precision Dentistry

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Turner and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.

Dr. Turner uses high power microscopic lenses in his Designs for Vision eyewear to enhance the precision of patient care. Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscopic lenses that are similar to the ones an ophthalmologist uses enables Dr. Turner to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye. In addition for allowing precise, close-up work, the Designs for Vision eyewear directs a beam of light directly on the teeth minimizing glare for you.

Digital Imaging

Our staff chooses carefully when and which radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. 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 damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.  Our staff utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies. Digital X-rays offer more precision since they are viewed on a computer monitor and make diagnosis more accurate.

Laser Dentistry: Biolase MD

Laser dentistry is an advance shown to be of considerable benefit in cosmetic dental procedures. It provides instant gingival contouring for that “perfect” smile and often eliminates the need for periodontal surgeries. The Biolase MD is the most advanced dental laser approved for these procedures.
The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required.

Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it often eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.

Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling. Dental lasers are proven safe and effective for both children and adults.

Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:

  • Cavity diagnosis and removal
  • Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
  • Whitening teeth
  • Periodontal, or gum related, care
  • Pediatric procedures
  • Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
  • Root canals and apicoectomies
  • Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections

Complete list of FDA cleared procedures:

Intraoral Camera

Dr. Turner utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera which allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!