Technology

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Advanced Technology for Advanced Solutions

At your Lafayette dentist, the office of Dr. Muse, we are committed to providing our patients with the latest dental technologies and treatments available. Continuing education is one of our biggest priorities to ensure we bring our patients the most current knowledge and science in dentistry and the best services on the market. Fulfilling this commitment is what sets us apart from other dentists in Lafayette. We have invested in the most cutting edge technology available today to better serve our patients. This is an investment in not only advanced technology but an investment in you as a patient. These high-tech innovations allow us to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent disease like never before.

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3D Cone Beam CT Scan

This revolutionary technology allows us to get a more complete view of the teeth and bones of the face and jaw from all angles. A quick 10-second scan produces a computer generated image of the skull, face, and jaw structure – from any angle, in 3D, and even in color! This technology helps us get a more comprehensive view of your teeth and facial structure in order to better treatment plan and to place dental implants with the utmost precision.

Intraoral Scanner

With the help of our new 3Shape TRIOS® intraoral scanner, we are able to quickly take high-resolution, 3D images of your mouth. There’s no need to sit with nasty goop in your mouth to have impressions taken. Intraoral scanning allows us to create precise digital images with realistic coloring so you can better understand your treatment plan and see what your new smile will look like. Our advanced intraoral scanner technology enhances the patient experience, reduces chair-time, and lets you see what we see so together we can come up with a plan that suits your needs.

Tekscan®

Tekscan
The way your teeth align when you bite down is very important to a lot of dental work, including crowns, bridges, and implants. Even if you’re not having any work done, your alignment is still important and could be leading to soreness in your jaw and muscles, or causing you to grind your teeth.

In the past, dentists used a piece of carbon paper to determine the strength of your bite in different places. However, this was not always that effective because your teeth do not all bite down at the same time and a problem even the thickness of a single hair can cause issues.

Now, Dr. Muse uses Tekscan®, which displays a time-elapsed chart of bite strength to pinpoint the precise problems in your bite. This allows us to make better adjustments and help all of your dental work last as long as possible!


Laser Scanner

Laser Scanner
Cavities are actually present and building years before we can detect them with traditional methods. The new laser scanner, however, allows us to find cavities years earlier and remove them while they are still small. If you have a bit of tooth sensitivity in certain places, it may be a cavity lying in wait to be detected. Come see us, your premier dentist in Lafayette, today and take advantage of the laser scanner technology to detect and eradicate those emerging cavities before they become problematic!


CariFree® Products

CariFreeCavities are caused by a bacterial infection known as “caries” which we now know are not only treatable but preventable. Dr. Muse uses the CariFree® program, developed to help patients become cavity-free by assessing risks, diagnosing bacterial caries, and treating the infection using preventive techniques. During your visit, you will receive a caries risk assessment to evaluate whether you have factors present that can put you at risk for decay. You will then be given instructions and the at-home products needed to keep you and your family cavity free.


Digital Photography

Digital PhotographyIt’s hard for patients to understand their oral health problems and their needs for treatment when they can’t really see the inside of their mouth. Using a special camera and imaging software, we can show you close-ups of inside your mouth, so that you can see any problems just as clearly as we can. A much more effective approach than the old-fashioned mirror!


Digital X-rays

Dr. Muse is thrilled to offer her patients digital x-rays in place of the traditional techniques. This new technology means less exposure to radiation and less wait time for development. We can show you right on the screen what the problems are and help you better understand your oral health and your treatment needs.

337.446.2397
217 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70508
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