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Our Dental Technology in Auburn, IN

Revolutionizing Oral Care With Advanced Dental Technology

Advanced dental technology is changing the way we approach oral care, making procedures more precise and patient-friendly. From improved diagnostics to less invasive treatments, these innovations are reshaping dental practices and enhancing patient experiences.

At Smiles for Life, our Auburn, IN dentist, Dr. Nate Heffelfinger, is proud to offer the most advanced technology to ensure his patients receive quality care and seamless dental procedures. 

What is Advanced Dental Technology?

Advanced dental technology encompasses a range of innovative tools and techniques designed to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral health issues. This includes digital impressions, Oral-DNA Saliva testing, OraVerse – Numbness Reversal Treatment, Zicrobite Dentures and more. These technologies not only improve the precision of procedures but also significantly reduce patient discomfort and recovery times.

Digital Impressionsdigital impressions

Digital impressions have transformed the process of creating molds for dental procedures. Utilizing cutting-edge scanning technology, digital impressions provide accurate 3D models of teeth and gums, enabling dentists to plan and execute treatments with remarkable precision.

DNA testingOral-DNA Saliva Testing

 Oral-DNA saliva testing emerges as a non-invasive diagnostic marvel, analyzing the  microbial composition of the mouth. By identifying specific bacteria present, dentists  gain invaluable insights to tailor treatments effectively.

OraVerse – Numbness Reversal Treatment

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OraVerse is an innovative solution designed to address a common aftereffect of dental procedures: lingering numbness. Local anesthesia is a crucial component of many dental treatments, ensuring patient comfort during procedures. However, the numb sensation that persists after the procedure can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. OraVerse aims to accelerate the reversal of this numbness, allowing patients to regain normal sensation more quickly.

Zicrobite Dentures dentures

For patients who are missing a full arch of teeth, Dr. Heffelfinger is happy to provide his patented Zircobite® dentures. Seeing a need for a better denture, Dr. Heffelfinger teamed up with Stoller Dental Lab to create this denture system that doesn’t wear down as quickly as traditional acrylic dentures. Zircobite® uses high-quality zirconium, which is much stronger than acrylic.

Benefits of Advanced Dental Technology

Advanced dental technology offers many benefits to patients, including:

  • Faster and more accurate diagnosis: With high-tech equipment, your Auburn, IN dentist can diagnose oral health problems more accurately and effectively, leading to better treatment outcomes and a reduced risk of complications.
  • More comfortable treatments: Advanced technology can make dental treatments more comfortable for patients, with less pain and discomfort.
  • Less invasive procedures: Advanced technology can make procedures less invasive, leading to faster healing and reduced recovery time.
  • Fewer appointments: With faster and more accurate diagnosis, patients may need fewer appointments for treatment.
  • Improved oral health: Advanced technology can improve oral health outcomes in both the short and long term.
  • Preservation of natural teeth: Advanced technology can help preserve natural teeth, leading to better oral health outcomes and a more natural-looking smile.

Overall, advanced dental technology can make dental treatments faster, more comfortable, and less invasive for patients. It can also lead to improved oral health outcomes and a more natural-looking smile.

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Experience Advanced Dental Care at Smiles for Life!

Advanced dental technology is reshaping the way oral care is delivered, offering a range of benefits from accuracy and efficiency to patient comfort and customization. From digital imaging and laser dentistry to 3D printing and CAD/CAM, these innovations are transforming the dental experience, making it more convenient and less intimidating. As technology continues to advance, the future of oral care looks brighter than ever before.

Schedule an appointment at Smiles for Life by giving your Auburn, IN dentist a call at 260-925-4290. 

Smiles for Life

1210 East 7th Street
Auburn, IN 46706

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