Experience Modern Dental Technology in Edmond, OK
Dentistry is a constantly evolving field, and Dr. John Polkinghorne enjoys bringing these newer techniques and tools to his valued patients whenever possible. Our team’s goal is to improve our accuracy and your comfort to exceptional levels at every stage of care, from the initial diagnosis all the way to the painstakingly crafted results. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you’re interested in learning more, or if you’re ready to schedule your first consultation here in Edmond, OK. Our practice is also open to new patients from Deer Creek, OK and other surrounding areas.
X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool in dentistry, revealing problematic areas that may have otherwise gone undetected by the naked eye. However, the traditional film method for capturing them came with several pitfalls, including tedious darkroom development and bulky storage systems. Thankfully, our practice has invested in digital radiography for greatly improved results. Now, the high-resolution images we capture of your smile are available for viewing within seconds, and they can be stored and transferred very simply by our computer system. The amount of radiation exposure (a constant worry regarding the routine use of X-rays) is also greatly reduced by digital technology, which makes them much safer for patients of all ages.
Generally, the need for dental X-rays is based on each patient’s specific needs, and we will be happy to let you know our recommendation after we’ve received your medical and dental history, any concerning symptoms you’re experiencing, and your overall risk of disease.
Many older patients surely remember the traditional method of having impressions taken for dental crowns, bridges, and other common restorative work, which consisted of goopy, uncomfortable materials that were likely to leave you gagging. Even worse, it was somewhat difficult to remove the physical impression without negatively affecting the results, resulting in time-consuming retakes and imperfect work. Dr. John strongly believes in only providing his patients with the best of the best when it comes to his restorative and cosmetic transformations, and that’s why he’s chosen to invest in the state-of-the-art iTero machine for precise digital impressions. Now, having a highly detailed impression taken of the patient’s mouth is as easy as scanning each tooth in succession, and the results are both convenient and exceptional.