Technology

Advanced Dental Technology in Decatur, GA

Signature Smiles Studio in Decatur, GA

The recent advancements in dental technology have made making dental appliances and treating patients more efficient and safer than ever. Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding and her team at Signature Smiles Studio are constantly finding ways to continue their education and training and integrate new technologies into their Decatur practice to better treat their patients. As dental equipment is continuously evolving, Dr. Spaulding and her team of dental professionals endeavor to keep up with the advancing industry by growing with it and bringing their patients the best available treatments.

patient using oral scanning technology at Signature Smiles Studio in Decatur, GA
Signature Smiles Studio technology in Decatur, GA

Benefits of Using Advanced Dental Technology in Atlanta

Equipped with the latest and most advanced forms of dental technology, Dr. Spaulding offers her patients incredible benefits, including:

  • Increased accuracy and efficiency when performing procedures
  • Comfortable and less invasive procedures
  • Improved accuracy of diagnoses and treatments
  • Improved patient results
  • Convenient and easy access to care through teledentistry and electronic health records
  • Elevated patient experiences overall

Signature Smile Studio Technology in Atlanta

CBCT

During evaluation for dental implants, your dentist may request a CBCT scan. If you’ve never had one of these scans, you may be interested in learning exactly what it is and its purpose for your treatment. CBCT stands for cone-beam computed tomography. During a scan, the CBCT system rotates around you, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray. The CBCT system can capture about 150-200 images from various angles in less than a minute. The data captured helps Dr. Spaulding see all of your bones, nerves, and soft tissue in great detail, which will aid in diagnosing your health and plan your treatment accordingly.

DentalVibe

Dental injections are a common part of many dental procedures. Injections are generally used to numb areas of the mouth before a procedure, such as a cavity, filling, or root canal. Unfortunately, many people suffer from a phobia of needles, making dental injections uncomfortable and frightening, and can even cause the postponement of dental procedures. The DentalVibe Comfort Injection System was designed to alleviate the pain, fear, and discomfort of dental injections. DentalVibe uses a simple, innovative tool that is similar to an electronic toothbrush, equipped with a two-pronged Smart Tip at the end. This tool uses vibrations to block pain signals from the brain. When a patient requires an injection, the DentalVibe tool creates a vibrating sensation in the gum area and surrounding tissue, thus distracting the brain from the pinch or sting of the injection.

Digital Smile Design

Sometimes, seeing the final results of your dental treatment is helpful and motivating. Another advanced technology that we use at Signature Smile Studio is Digital Smile Design (DSD). DSD is an innovative tool used to design and modify patients’ smiles digitally to help them visualize their results beforehand. The DSD software helps visually communicate and involve the patient in the smile design process, further helping us reach their expectations and receive their ideal smile. 

EMS System

Plaque, the yellowish film of bacteria that builds up on the teeth over time, is one of the leading causes of cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, bad breath, and more. Keeping plaque under control is important to maintaining and improving oral health. The EMS Air Flow system is a new approach to oral health. The system uses a fine spray of warm water to gently deep clean the tooth surface above and below the gum line. By removing built-up plaque, Dr. Spaulding can better protect your teeth against harmful infections and help you keep your smile healthy longer.

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Experience Comfortable, Compassionate Dental Care

Dr. Spaulding, our Decatur dentist, and our entire team approach dental care differently. We work together to embody our shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry. This includes offering dental care in a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere.

Digital X-Rays

Signature Smile Studio uses digital radiography to produce high-quality dental images that are essential to accurately diagnosing and planning treatment. Our Digital X-ray system helps eliminate traditional X-rays, which can take up to 20 minutes to develop and use harmful amounts of radiation. With digital X-rays, images are captured in real-time and can be viewed immediately by Dr. Spaulding on a computer screen. Additionally, digital X-rays release less radiation than traditional X-ray machines, making them a safer option for patients of all ages, especially pregnant patients.

Intra-Oral Cameras

Intra-oral cameras are small handheld cameras that provide clear, detailed images of a patient’s teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues. These images are sent to a computer screen to be viewed by Dr. Spaulding where she can examine specific areas of concern and provide a more accurate diagnosis. With intra-oral cameras, Dr. Spaulding can detect early signs of dental problems, including cavities or gum disease, before they become more severe. Additionally, these high-definition images allow Dr. Spaulding to better educate her patients by allowing her to show them exactly what she is seeing. With this knowledge, patients can focus more on the areas they might miss when brushing and flossing at home.

CAD/CAM Technology

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technology allow Dr. Spaulding to perform complex restorations faster, more efficiently, and more accurately. Our dental practice and laboratory use CAD/CAM technology to construct restorations, such as crowns, inlays, outlays, veneers, bridges, and dentures. Using traditional laboratory methods, your dentist would prepare the isolated tooth, make the necessary impressions, and send the impressions to a laboratory to construct the final restoration device. With the CAD/CAM system, Dr. Spaulding can complete these steps in a single visit, allowing fewer disruptions in the patient’s schedule.

3D Printing

3D printing has become a digital revolution, allowing dental professionals to produce custom dental appliances. From printing orthodontic aligners and implant models to surgery guides and crowns, 3D printing creates accurate and detailed appliances in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional, conventional methods.

Achieve A Natural Look

Quality Dental Care with Advanced Technologies in Decatur, GA

At Signature Smiles Studio, we combine state-of-the-art dental technology and procedures with a friendly, attentive, and nonjudgmental environment to provide our patients with unparalleled dental experiences in Decatur, GA. We also proudly serve Midtown, Sagamore Hills, and in-town areas of Atlanta, GA.

Every appointment is carefully crafted to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed. During your consultation with Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding, we promise to answer all your questions and help you understand exactly what to expect throughout every moment of your appointment. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form or call our office at (404) 634-5738 today!

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