Wow, have times changed? It seems like just yesterday when to connect or talk with someone you had to pick up the phone or go by for a visit, and If you wanted to do business it was a long slow process, requiring return phone calls, snail mail, and in-person conferences. Today, thanks to technology, we can literally talk, meet, make decisions and run our lives and our businesses by barely lifting a finger. Technology now allows us to work from anywhere, stay in constant touch, and keep things moving long after the work days ends. Yes, technology has changed our everyday lives, our work lives, and our healthcare.
Dentistry is a wonderful example of this. Recent advancements in dental technology have made going to the dentist a much faster, more enjoyable and a far more interesting experience. For example, it was not that long ago that to replace a missing tooth your dentist had only once choice, to grind down a perfectly good tooth on either side of your missing tooth in order to make a bridge. That required taking gooey impressions, sending them off to a lab, wearing a temporary, waiting two or three weeks, coming back to the dentist, getting numb and finally having the bridge put in. Start to finish, this could take three weeks to a month. The result? You’re left with two teeth trying to hold up the force of three teeth, often leading to the beginning – not the end – of more dental problems.
Today, with our new technology (CEREC, 3D X-rays) Asheville Dental Care can replace a missing tooth much faster, easier and with far better results. Right in our office, thanks to new technology, we can often design your new tooth, drag it into the 3D x-ray software and virtually place your implant in just one visit. This new technology allows us to construct a surgical guide, so that in this one appointment we can place your implant , place a crown on it, all without ever touching the perfectly healthy teeth on either side. The result? It is like you never lost your tooth in the first place. No grinding, no gooey impressions, no temporaries – just a beautiful new tooth.
This new technology makes the entire procedure minimally invasive, which means faster healing, minimal discomfort, less risk of infection and faster healing. Yes, technology is changing everything, and in dentistry it is changing it for the better. Asheville Dental Care and Dr. Powell invite you to come by and see this new technology. Just give us a call, and we will give you a tour.