Advanced Technology

Precision Dentistry – Beaufort, SC

When you seek care at our office, Dr. Mohler and his staff will utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.

For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise instrument, there is less vibration and less noise.

Digital x-rays

Dr. Mohler chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Mohler utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.

Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:

  • Periodontal (gum related) care
  • Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
  • Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections

Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.

CBCT

The gold standard for dental radiology is Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT). This technology provides 3D images that can be viewed and analyzed slice by slice. The images can also be rotated to provide for better viewing. This is leading edge technology.

Dr. Mohler utilizes CBCT technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. Dr. Mohler is able to fully examine the upper and lower jaws, including both temporo-mandibuar joints (TMJs) to either verify health or identify pathology. Additionally the CBCT allows for determination of bone volume for placement of dental implants. The Galileos CBCT unit also has a built in software to accurately plan for guided placement of dental implants. This break through software provides predictable implant placement. Dr. Mohler provides a full spectrum of implant placement and implant restoration in office, which allows him to render these procedures at a lower fee than what traditional offices charge.