Technology

 

Cutting edge technology essential for optimal diagnosis & treatment

Springhill Dental Health Center in Mobile, Alabama is a top of the line dental facility. Byron C. Scott, DMD spares no expense when it comes to ensuring he takes the best care of his patients, and that means having the best equipment to help him diagnose and treat any issue that comes to us.

CEREC same day dentistry

In the past, dental restorations like crowns, inlays/onlays, and veneers would require multiple trips to the dentist, temporary restorations, and a whole lot of hassle. Thankfully with our advanced CEREC milling machine, we can fabricate and place restorations in a single appointment for a new smile in one day!

Cone beam CT scan

If Dr. Scott will be placing implants or doing any sort of oral surgery he will likely take a CT scan of your head and neck. The 3D imaging assists Dr. Scott in precise measurements and placements of things like implants.

Air abrasion

Air abrasion is an alternative to traditional drilling. A combination of particles made of silica, aluminum oxide, or baking soda are blasted toward the tooth. Decay can be removed with less risk of cracking the tooth.

Digital x-rays

Historically x-rays had to be developed in darkrooms, now in moments you can see the digital image on Dr. Scott’s computer screen. Digital x-rays are fast and also allow the patient to better participate in Dr. Scott’s diagnosis.

Intra oral camera

Intra oral cameras are tiny cameras that can help Dr. Scott see areas of the mouth he otherwise couldn’t. Just like cameras used by surgeons, the intra oral camera shows what it is viewing on a larger screen. Dr. Scott can better treat you with use of an intra oral camera.

Laser cavity detection

Detecting dental caries in their earliest stages is not always possible with traditional x-rays or by poking and prodding. Laser cavity detection can assist Dr. Scott in finding cavities in earlier stages, thus minimizing treatment and risk of losing more of your natural teeth.

Oral cancer screening

Oral cancer is serious and sometimes fatal. Many cases could have been treated if it would have been detected early on. Dr. Scott screens for oral cancer with a special oral cancer screening device annually.

Painless injections

Most people who fear the dentist really fear the pain of getting an injection. Dr. Scott offers an amazing solution to this all too common problem: the painless injection. He uses a special device that vibrates, stimulating the nerves and in essence shutting them off, so when he does the actual injection you feel little to no pain.

There is no doubt that advances in technology have taken dentistry by storm and revolutionized the patient experience. You will have a dental appointment like no other at Springhill Dental Health Center, the most advanced dental office in Mobile. Call us today at (251) 343-1521. Our office is conveniently located on Springhill Ave. in Mobile, and just a quick drive from Fairhope!