Marr Family Dentistry is committed to providing state of the art dental technology for the most effective diagnosis and treatment available in modern dentistry. Dental technology has greatly improved dental care making treatments less invasive and more natural looking and functioning. Dental technology also provides dentists the ability to diagnose developing oral health concerns in the earliest stages and allows for more effective and conservative treatment.
Digital x-rays provide a clear picture of tooth development. Digital x-rays are the preferred method for x-rays in modern dentist office because they expose patients to less radiation. Digital x-rays are also easily stored and accessed on a digital database. This makes it easy and convenient for your dentist to transfer your x-rays should you need to visit specialists, or move and begin to see a new dentist.
Velscope technology allows Dr. Marr to spot the signs of oral cancer before they are visible to the human eye. A Velscop exam is virtually pain-free. This handheld device scans the soft tissues of the oral cavity and illuminates any troubled tissue. Early detection of oral cancer can save lives. Ask Dr. Marr about Velscope, and how it can help detect oral cancer.
Laser dentistry has replaced many traditional dental services. Dr. Marr and Dr. Marr use laser dentistry for gum contouring and frenectomies. Laser dentistry allows for less bleeding, swelling, and shorter downtimes. Laser dental treatments actually promote healing and reduce the risk of infection. Using lasers instead of gum surgery eliminates the need for sutures and speeds healing times.
Dr. Marr uses Diagnodent® for diagnosing tooth decay in the earliest stages. Diagnodent is a special laser that is safe and eliminates the need for x-rays and invasive screening. Diagnodent measures the amount of laser fluorescence on each tooth. A digital readout is created and based on the amount of reflected light, Dr. Marr can tell if decay is present before it becomes visible to the human eye.