The American College of Prosthodontics has made a commitment to changing the way digital technology influences dentistry. As Prosthodontist, we are the local leaders of the digital dentistry revolution and Dr. Merrick uses the new innovations every day to give his patients a better experience, and better outcomes.
No More Goop!! Digital Impressions have replaced conventional final impression for crowns, bridges and most Straumann implants at Vermont Prosthodontics. We use the latest iTero Element Scanner to take a video image of your tooth. That image can be processed and milled as a model and your crown is fabricated. The image can remain a digital model, and the entire crown fabrication can be done in the digital world.
Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!
An intraoral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time. With an intraoral camera, we are able to help you better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.