Here at Ruther Family Dentistry in Cincinnati, OH we choose to adopt only time-tested and environmentally safe dental technology that will give our patients great results and more value during their visit. The state of your oral health matters to your overall health, and with this great dental technology we can increase your oral health. Improving your quality of life through great oral health care is our business!
EnviroStars is a voluntary program offered to local small businesses. The program certifies businesses having practices and policies in place demonstrating proper management & reduction of hazardous and other waste. Dr. Ruther is proud to be a part of this important work.
Below are the technology services we provide:
Traditional X-rays took time to set up, develop, and view – we solve for all that wasted time with digital X-rays. Digital X-rays allow us to take high definition X-ray images of your mouth in only seconds. Digital X-rays show up on a monitor that we can view our patients in only seconds. Using these images, we can show you exactly what is going on in your mouth for a fraction of the cost of a traditional X-ray, savings that we pass onto you. Digital X-rays expose our patients to only 20% of the radiation that a traditional X-ray does, making it a healthier imaging solution.
Dental x-rays are primarily used to detect:
At Ruther Family Dentistry, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Large on-screen x-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
An intraoral camera looks a bit like a toothbrush and allows us to show you a live video feed of the inside of your mouth. We use intraoral cameras to aid us in detection and education of oral health warning signs. There is incredible value in being able to point at a place in your mouth rather than having to explain to you the areas we are concerned about.
Our cutting-edge technology allows us to provide a supreme level of care for our patients. For instance, we now offer digital impressions thanks to a revolutionary device known as an intraoral scanner. Digital impressions have some advantages over traditional ones. Traditional impressions involve a material that is often messy, inconvenient, and uncomfortable.
CEREC uses some of the latest, cutting edge dental technology. Instead of standard impressions, digital impressions are taken. This is done using a handheld wand that takes a digital image of your teeth and gums. The image then goes onto the computer and creates a 3D model of your mouth. At Ruther Family Dentistry, we can provide ceramic crowns in just one appointment with CEREC.
Cone Beam CT Scanner
3D Imaging: Dental cone beam tomography, or CBCT scans provide us with a more comprehensive overview of your oral health. We may suggest CBCT if a digital x-ray does not provide enough information. CBCT technology produces a 3D image of your teeth, soft tissues, and underlying bone within a single scan.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment
If you have questions or concerns about your oral health, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at (513) 489-5599. We look forward to seeing you smile!