Dental Technology

We find and purchase amazing new dental technology and get trained on it periodically so that we can serve your needs better. We want to ensure you and your family are getting the dental care you deserve.

The latest dental technologies are often more efficient, which can get you home faster. They can be gentler too, which lets us keep you more comfortable. Modern dental equipment is also more accurate, helping us provide better diagnoses that help us restore your health.

Below we’ll explain the features of some of our favorite devices, which we use to enhance our caring services.

Soft-Tissue Lasers

Lasers can make many procedures easier on you and your children. For example, they can clean up gum infections while reshaping the gum line and stimulating healthy gum growth.

They can also loosen a tight frenum, which would otherwise limit a child’s tongue and lip movement, while keeping the child—even a toddler—comfortable. Lasers can also eradicate oral ulcers and may even prevent their return.

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras are very convenient for us and for you. We use them to quickly create a three-dimensional model of your teeth, which we use to customize your crowns or bite guards.

Amazingly, the scanner doesn’t even have to touch your teeth, like traditional tooth impressions of the past. This frees up our time to focus on other important dental services for you and saves you from putting the gag-inducing impression material in your mouth.

Digital X-Rays

All our x-rays are now digital, meaning we don’t have to carry traditional film into a darkroom and wait for it to develop. You’ll see your x-rays on a computer screen immediately, so you can see why you may need a procedure.

For your safety, digital x-rays cut radiation use by 80%, which relieves many parents’ concern for their little ones. Plus, the speed and accuracy of these x-ray images will help us find any developing infections, tartar, and defects so that we can protect your family’s health even better!

Computers in Every Operatory

All of our operating areas are now equipped with state-of-the-art computers and software that we use during complex procedures. The computer organizes and displays your x-rays, other dental images, health history, and more to help us perform at our best when we are caring for you!

Panoramic Imaging

We use panoramic imaging technology to give us better photographs of your teeth and to create extremely detailed x-rays of your jawbone, sinuses, wisdom teeth, and much more.

The images we capture help us see problems before they develop too far, and we use the photos to help you understand your own dental health better. We can show you exactly what we see, including any cavities, tooth cracks, and other problems.

DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Indicator

The DIAGNOdent system can show us cavities far before the naked eye can detect them. That way, we can treat your cavities when they’re as small as possible, which makes treatment much easier and more comfortable for you.

Call Us Today!

If you’re in the Owensboro area, make an appointment for preventive, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Ben today. We’ll use our latest training and technology to give you safe, comfortable, and effective treatments.