At Rockhouse Dentistry we utilize some of the most advanced dental technology available, but we never forget that dentistry is about people. The dentists and their professional teams provide an unparalleled level of service – similar to that of the Ritz Carlton or Nordstrom. These companies know the value of taking care of people, and they cater to the unique requirements of each client. That’s the same type of service you’ll receive from us and we are proud to offer the best in dental advanced technology to Rexburg and surrounding areas in Idaho.
Galileo Cone Beam Imaging
An advanced type of digital radiography, Galileo cone beam technology provides the dentists with a three-dimensional, digital image of structures beneath the surface of the teeth and gums. This unprecedented view includes teeth roots, internal canals, and bone structure. CBCT (Cone-Beam Computed Tomography) scans are similar in detail to traditional medical CTs, but taken in a fraction of the time. Since the scan takes only seconds, your radiation exposure will be drastically reduced.
Digital x-rays have replaced film x-rays in our offices since April 2007. Digital x-rays use less radiation to capture an image, so they are safer than conventional film radiographs.
The images are available for viewing instantaneously, so there is no waiting while the hygienist or assistant processes the films, as before. Further, because they are viewed on a high-resolution, flat-screen computer monitor in each operatory, they facilitate better diagnosis and communication between you and your dentist, enabling you to see most dental diseases as your dentist does.
Lastly, this system eliminates using toxic fixer and developer chemicals, so they are more environmentally friendly, as well.
With CEREC®, the professional team at Rockhouse Dentistry can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of your other teeth. The certified CEREC doctor or technician uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist is able to design the restoration. The computer then automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits.
An intraoral (inside the mouth) camera is used as a diagnostic aid and a communication tool between you and your dentist.
It is sometimes helpful with certain dental problems to be able to “see what your dentist sees” by using images captured with a special photographic wand and projecting them to the computer monitor in each operatory.
Fully Integrated Computers In Each Operatory
Each dental room, or operatory, is equipped with a computer that can be used for a variety of functions, from the digital x-ray system and cameras mentioned above, to scheduling your next visit when it is most convenient for you, all while you sit in the comfort of the dental chair. When referrals to specialists such as orthodontists or oral surgeons are made, your assistant or hygienist can have your digital x-rays printed and available for you upon checkout, so you can bring them with you to your consultation, rather than having the specialist unnecessarily re-take x-rays, in most cases.
Dental Implant Services
Dental implants are the wave of the future in dentistry, in situations ranging from replacing a missing or hopeless single tooth to helping stabilize dentures. Our dentists can restore dental implants, and routinely recommend them for situations in which they will benefit his patients. Dental implants are not subject to tooth decay and are very predictable.