Dental Technology

Our team at Mukilteo Dental Center is proud to offer our patients the newest and best dental treatments. Advances in dental technology have increased our doctors’ ability to offer quality and convenient care to our patients. We believe that not all technology is good technology, so a great amount research and testing have been done to ensure that we bring in the best. Our ability to treat dental cases quickly, effectively and even painlessly is due to efforts to learn the best techniques paired with the newest and best technology. Some of the most exciting tech-related services are below.

Digital X-Rays

Historically x-rays were taken and developed in darkrooms. Today, radiographs can be taken as snapshots that are instantly digitally developed and show up right on the computer screen. Our doctors are able to walk patients through any findings that we may find. The ability to make x-rays instantly available increases efficiency of appointments and allows for more involvement of the patient in the treatment conversation.

Our digital radiography allows us to take x-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional x-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of dental concerns.

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera can help see all the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth and show patients concerns as well as improvements in their mouth. An exciting feature is the ability for you to be able to watch right along. You can take a virtual tour of your mouth to get a better understanding of what the doctor sees.

Sirona SL 3D / Orthophos SL 3D

Produces three dimensional images of teeth, soft tissues, bone and nerve pathways in a single scan. Images obtained with 3D cone beam or C1 scans allow for more precise treatment planning.

X-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images, also called views.

Detailed images of the bone is performed to evaluate jaw, dentition, bone structure of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses. It provides the full diagnostic information available with low radiation exposure.

3D scans can help in cases involving:

  • Ability to generate several thousand images during a single rotation
  • Surgical planning for impacted teeth
  • Diagnosing TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
  • Implant placement
  • Evaluation of jaw, sinuses, nerve canal and nasal cavity
  • Detecting and measuring to treat tumors
  • Locating the origin of pain or pathology
  • Superior image quality to detect decay and tooth pathology
  • Airway analysis
  • Unparalleled image quality with the lowest dose