Byron Center MI dentist Dr. Steven Snyder and Dr. Scott Snyder dentists
 
Latest Technology
 
 

Our office uses modern, state-of-the-art technology to enhance patient comfort and to help you get the smile you deserve!


Computer Digital Radiography (CDR)

Digital x-rays can now be taken using sensors that transmit the image directly into a computer monitor. This larger image helps the patient understand the doctor's explanations more easily and enables the doctor to "zoom in" on a specific area of the tooth. An important advantage to this new technology is that it reduces the amount of radiation by 90%. Digital x-rays are also faster. The digital image only takes a minute or two to appear in the monitor. In addition, this new technology is friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed for developing the image.
digital xray PAN

Computer Controlled Injections - The WAND™

The WANDWe know that some patients get more nervous than others do at the mere sight of a needle and syringe. Thats why this office now performs anesthetic injections with a revolutionary system called The WAND™.

The source of discomfort for most injections, however, isn't the needle, it's the flow of the anesthetic into your tissue. The WAND™ delivers the anesthetic at an optimal flow rate for a comfortable injection.

The microprocessor inside The WAND™ automatically ensures a steady flow rate regardless of tissue density. Constant, slow flow is one key to virtually pain-free injections. The computer provides a flow of anesthetic directly ahead of the needle. This creates a pathway of anesthesia so you hardly feel the needle at all.

The WAND™ allows injections that do not numb the lips, face and muscles of expression. Whether injections make you nervous or not, The WAND™ helps us provide a more effective anesthetic delivery and the onset of anesthesia is often faster. You're more comfortable throughout the procedure, and we may be able to use new techniques so you won't experience the lingering numbness of your tongue, lips and face.



Cinemizer

Would you like to watch your favorite movie or show while at our office? Feel free to ask for the cinemizer, the lastest in 3D cinema experience, forget that you're sitting in a dentist's chair; lean back and pretend you're at the movies.



DIAGNOdent

The DIAGNOdent is a new high tech laser system that aids in early diagnosis of cavities in the complex anatomy of the chewing surfaces of teeth. It utilizes laser light of a defined wavelength to help detect and quantify demineralized tooth substances without x-ray exposure.


Ultrasonic Cleaning

The cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler. Power scalers do a more thorough job in less time. This results in significantly decreased scaling time and healthier, cleaner teeth and gums. Hand scalers require repetitive scraping movements and are restricted to adaptation of only one or two sides of the instrument. In comparison, all four sides of a power scaler can be adapted, because the device moves in an elliptical motion. This comes in handy when removing stain and deposits from behind and between the teeth. Ultrasonic scalers are more effective in removing stain as well. The ultrasonic vibration helps control oral bacteria by breaking down the cell wall of the bacteria. The water used to cool the cavitron then helps to rinse away bacteria, stain and debris.



Prophy Jet

An advanced air polishing cleaning technology which uses air/water/sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to gently remove stains and dental plaque while at the same time polishing the teeth.

Prophy Jet

Intraoral Camera

Our intraoral camera uses a tiny fiber-optic wand to easily take vivid photographs of the inside of your mouth. This allows us to let you see what we see.


Veneers

New technology in veneer fabrication allows us to perform dazzling transformations with minimal surface preparation.
Veneers

White fillings

White Filling
Although white fillings have been around for a long time, the new materials can now be used in a wider range of applications allowing you to keep your smile as white as it can be!