Technology

Technology not only allows our dental services to be more advanced than other types of dental care, it also prioritizes the personal time of each of our patients. In many cases, technological advancements allow Dr. Ryan R. Love to provide better quality care in less time than traditional treatments.

Intraoral Photography

An intraoral camera is a small device (similar to a pen) that Dr. Love moves around the inside of the mouth to capture digital images of the teeth and gums. These images help Dr. Love to detect oral health issues such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, cracks in the tooth enamel and other abnormalities.

Every new patient will receive a set of six intraoral images from their dental consultation visit with Dr. Love. Over time, new images are gathered so that they can be compared to the baseline photographs taken at a person’s first appointment. These images allow patients to see what Dr. Love sees, and gives them a chance to co-diagnose and co-plan the care that they need.

CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns and Bridges

The CEREC system enables Dr. Love to plan, create and place top-quality crowns and bridges in a single dental visit. He takes digital impressions of the tooth receiving the restoration and uses that information to plan the crown or bridge with the CEREC computer software. Then, the design of the restoration is programmed into the milling machine, which constructs the restoration from a block of porcelain. Once it is ready, Dr. Love places the restoration over the tooth and makes any last-minute adjustments for fit or comfort.

The entire process takes only one visit instead of two. The result is an attractive, well-fitting restoration that blends in beautifully with the surrounding teeth.

Cone Beam-Guided Technology for Dental Implants

When traditional dental implant treatment is possible, cone beam-guided implant placement can help. Using cone beam technology, Dr. Love can build a three-dimensional model of the jaw and teeth, and use it to plan out the placement of the dental implants.

With Sirona Galileos CBCT, dental implants can be guided and placed in areas where bone structure is limited. Precise image guided placement allows implants to be delivered with safety and the predictability you deserve.

Digital Radiography

Digital dental X-rays deliver high-density images that make it easy for us to explain treatment to patients, and for patients to understand the treatment. They’re simple, use less radiation, and allow us to view radiographs in an efficient manner.

Contact Dr. Ryan Love

For more information about any of the technology used at our practice, please call (509) 928-2525 or email us today.