Technology

3d imaging and implant technolgy

Goddard Family Dental not only offers patients with unmatched, personalized care, but it’s also a leader in the latest technology available.  Through continuing education courses, literature review, and colleague collaboration, Dr. McAnally and his team constantly strive to stay ahead of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry.  It is our commitment to provide the latest technological advancements for our patients.

Digital Dental X-rays

Digital dental x-rays provide high resolution diagnostic images with minimal radiation exposure and discomfort. Digital x-rays use a sensor, instead of film encased in uncomfortable cardboard, to capture images of your teeth. Because the digital sensor is electronic and connected to a computer, once the x-ray is taken, the image is projected on a screen for Dr. McAnally to view.

Digital Panoramic Xray

The digital panoramic xray gives a broad overview of the entire mouth.  This xray supplies information about the teeth, upper and lower jawbone, sinuses, and other hard structures of the head and neck.

Digital Cameras

Our handheld digital cameras deliver unparalleled digital images for diagnosis, treatment, and patient education of dental concerns.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

A cone beam scanner is an x-ray machine that uses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to capture a clear, detailed, 3D image that can be rotated, enlarged, and highlighted as necessary to help Dr. McAnally confirm the best treatment options. This 3D imaging provides us with a far more detailed picture of your mouth.

The scan only takes 14 seconds to complete and is used for many different purposes. It also emits less radiation because it relies on digital imaging; much less than a traditional x-ray machine. These images are then projected onto a large screen that can be viewed and manipulated by Dr. McAnally.

Cone beam scanners are typically used to identify problems patients are experiencing. This includes everything from tooth pain to infections patients may not have known about previously. Cone beam scanners are also useful for patients seeking dental implants. Using the built-in software, our team can pre-plan your dental surgery to make it easier, safer, and completed with unparalleled accuracy when compared to using a standard xray.

Ultrasonic Scalers

The use of ultrasonic scalers allows our hygiene staff to gently remove stubborn calculus and stains from your teeth quickly and efficiently.