Advanced Dental Technology – Merrillville, IN

Modern Solutions for Better Smiles

Many dentists in the United States continue to use more traditional equipment at their practices. That’s not the case at United Dental Centers of Merrillville; our patients deserve the best care that we can offer, and to make sure they receive it, we need to keep up with the latest technological advancements in dentistry. Intraoral cameras and digital dental X-rays are core examples of modern dental technology in Merrillville that we’ve taken advantage of. Read on to learn more about our state-of-the-art dental equipment, and please reach out to us if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment.

Intraoral Camera

Dentist holding an intraoral camera in Merrillville

An intraoral camera is a wand-like device that has a small camera at the tip. This incredibly useful piece of dental technology lets us capture images of your teeth and gums at various angles, allowing you to get a close look at exactly what’s happening inside your mouth. These images are an excellent tool for educating our patients, and it makes it easier to point to problem areas and clearly explain why a certain type of treatment might be required.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Computer screen showing digital dental x rays of a person's mouth

X-rays are nothing new to dentistry, of course, but the traditional method for taking them involved harmful levels of radiation, and the images it produced weren’t always of the highest quality. Meanwhile, digital dental X-rays are safer to use since they emit much less radiation. They also create higher-resolution images that capture more details about the various areas of the mouth.

3D Cone Beam Scanner

cone beam scanner

While a dental X-ray is excellent for getting a closer look at a few teeth, when we need to see the big picture, that’s when we use our 3D cone beam scanner. It’s able to create a detailed 3D map of your dental anatomy, including both rows of teeth, your jaws, and much more. It can help us establish a baseline for your oral health at your first appointment, evaluate the strength of your bone before placing dental implants, and personalize a wide variety of procedures so that they are as comfortable as they are successful.