At Johnston and Murphy Dental Care, we are committed to your total comfort and relaxation and are proud to offer cutting-edge, advanced dental technology to our patients.
Same-Day Advanced Technology
We offer all the technology in-house that allows our team to do everything needed to keep and restore your healthy, beautiful smile – often in one day. The practice also meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) standards to ensure total patient safety.
Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT) for years. Today, many dentists rely on 3D imaging scans to provide a detailed view of the mouth and skull. 3D scans are quick and simple to perform. A Cone Beam Imaging System is at the heart of the 3D scanner. The cone beams are used to take literally hundreds of pictures of the face. These pictures are used to compile an exact 3D image of the inner mechanisms of the face and jaw. The dentist is able to zoom in on specific areas and view them from alternate angles.
We offer a state-of-the-art surgical center that includes a Cone Beam Scanner. Only a few practices in the region have this machine in their offices.
What are the benefits to having a 3D X-Ray?
3D x-rays provide our team a more comprehensive view of your entire mouth which helps us locate issues that aren’t always identifiable in a 2D image. In turn, we can coordinate treatment planning and dental services for our patients in more depth and explain treatments with greater clarity and accuracy. Other benefits include:
Lower radiation dose (less than a full mouth series of intraoral film)
A quick comprehensive scan of the complete oral-maxillofacial area (14 seconds)
Immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment planning in one visit
More certainty during surgery
Easy sharing of images and diagnostic information
With our CEREC technology, we can take a digital impression of your mouth, digitally design your restoration, mill your new ceramic crown and place the crown in one sitting, rather than having to send your physical impressions out to a lab to make your crown. Our tooth-colored restorations are metal-free, long-lasting, and extremely durable. With our same-day crowns service, there is no temporary crown involved, and you can leave our office the same day with your permanent crown and tooth.
iTero Intraoral Scanners
We've taken the next step in the progression of delivering crowns and straightening teeth in the quickest, most advanced way possible. Our new iTero video scanner now eliminates the need to take impressions (molds) in most cases. This intraoral scanner literally takes a video scan of your mouth, providing highly accurate virtual impressions. The benefit is that we no longer need to put goopy stuff in our patients' mouths, often causing a gag reflex, to get these impressions. This scanner improves the patient experience while at the same time increasing the quality of the impressions we use for implants and crowns.