At Jones Family Dentistry, we are passionate about what we do, and we're constantly looking for ways to improve the level of service and the quality of care we provide to our patients. We stay up-to-date with advancements in dental technology so that we can continually provide our family of patients with the best care we can.
Advanced Dental Technology
- Digital X-rays
Digital X-rays are a fast and comfortable diagnostic tool that helps us accurately assess your oral health needs. If it has been some time since you sat in a dental chair for a mouth X-ray, we think you will be pleasantly surprised with the speed and ease of digital X-rays! Plus, they require no chemical processing and emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays, making digital dental technology the smart choice for both your smile and the environment.
- Intraoral Camera
With the use of a small and lightweight hand piece, we're able to provide you with a virtual tour of your mouth. Images of the interior of your mouth are transmitted instantly from the hand piece directly to a TV monitor or computer screen so you can see what we see as we perform our exam! We also use the intraoral camera to guide you through diagnosis and treatment options, keeping you at the center of your own treatment plan. We want you to feel informed every step of the way, so you can make smart choices for your oral health and smile.
- CEREC® One-Visit Crowns
With CEREC®, we can help you maintain and improve your smile more conveniently than ever before. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to create and place crowns, inlays, and onlays in only one visit, so you spend less time at the dental office. Even better, the CEREC system eliminates the need for uncomfortable plastic temporaries while your restorations are sent off to a lab, a process that can take weeks and require a series of dental appointments.
After one of our Tempe dentists has examined your tooth and worked with you to determine the best course of treatment, your CEREC visit will be scheduled for a time that’s convenient for you. At your appointment, our team will prepare your tooth for restoration, saving as much healthy tooth structure as we can. We will take a picture of the tooth to be repaired using a special digital camera, then the CEREC imaging software will create a 3D model of your restoration on our computer screen.
Your CEREC restoration is then made right in our office using a biocompatible ceramic material that can be adjusted to match the natural color of your other healthy teeth. We insert a block of the ceramic material into our CEREC milling unit, which then constructs your restoration according to the exact specifications outlined by the virtual model. After only 15 minutes or so, your restoration is ready to be placed. Because the computer-aided manufacturing is extremely precise, you’re sure to have a great fit when your newly-milled crown is polished and bonded to your tooth.
With CEREC, you can get the dental treatment you need, then get back to your busy life and the things that matter most.
- Isolite™ System
Are you tired of long dental visits and the aching jaw that comes with them? We use the revolutionary Isolite™ patient comfort system which has a soft, flexible mouthpiece that lets you rest your jaw during treatment. Isolite also illuminates your mouth from the inside, eliminating shadows and giving us a clearer view of our work. Best of all, Isolite’s advanced self-aspirating technology makes cotton rolls, suction and rinse breaks a thing of the past. Contact us today to learn more about this exciting technology.
- Oral Cancer Screening
When detected early, oral cancer is actually curable in 80-90% of cases, yet according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, one American dies of oral cancer approximately every hour of every day! That's why we screen our patients for early detection using scanning technology that has proven successful in identifying soft tissue abnormalities that can turn into oral cancer.
While tobacco and alcohol use are the primary lifestyle risk factors for oral cancer, people with no traditional risk factors can still develop oral cancer. Please come in for your screening. It only takes five minutes and could save your life!
- Dental Magnification Loupes
Dental diagnoses and care require precision and attention to detail. Dental professionals are required to work in very small spaces, and their measurements must be accurate to a fraction of a millimeter. To help us attain such precision, our dentists and hygienists often use special prismatic magnification glasses, or “loupes” during your exams.