Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Springfield, PA
for Springfield Smiles
Despite his decades of experience, Dr. Hinebaugh is always looking to improve our dental office in whatever way he can, whether this involves educating himself or integrating the latest proven technology. Thanks to his commitment to progress, our patients get to enjoy the absolute best that 21st-century dentistry has to offer, ensuring their care is always fast, comfortable, and effective. To learn a little more about some of the instruments we use to put smiles on Springfield faces, keep reading on below.
CO2 Dental Laser
Laser dentistry might sound like something out of science-fiction, but it’s an everyday reality here at the American Dental Center! Our CO2 dental laser enables us to quickly and painlessly prepare the teeth without using a drill, and it also helps Dr. Hinebaugh perform implant placement surgery in complete comfort. The laser actually cauterizes and sanitizes the treatment area as it goes, making it easy for patients to remain comfortable during any procedure and experience dramatically-faster healing.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
When planning an involved treatment like implant placement or a full-mouth reconstruction, instead of just taking a regular X-ray, we like to use our Prexion CBCT scanner. This amazing device is able to create a highly-detailed 3D model of the teeth, jaw, and supporting oral structures while also revealing the locations of facial nerves and blood vessels. This helps Dr. Hinebaugh come up with extremely precise treatment plans that guarantee a successful procedure as well as an easy recovery.
We use X-rays every single day in our dental office to help us look at the teeth and bone hidden beneath the gum line, and to make this common tool even better, we’ve gone all digital. Digital X-rays are much sharper compared to traditional film, they take a fraction of the time to create, and they don’t require toxic chemicals to develop. Plus, the process of capturing them exposes patients to 90% LESS radiation, which helps everyone (including our team!) breathe a little easier.