Haley E. Schmitt, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist

Technology

The best aspects of high-quality dentistry relate to qualities like compassion, warmth, and friendliness. We also recognize the value of leading-edge dental technologies that streamline dental care to make it more efficient, comfortable, and productive.

Combining the human touch with leading-edge dental technology results in a comfortable experience and more positive long-term treatment outcomes. Dr. Haley Schmitt is invested in staying at the forefront of advances in dentistry and bringing the best of what she finds into our dental practice to enhance your experience and the quality of care we provide.

Please take a moment to browse through our technology and learn how it benefits you.

CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns

Dr. Schmitt and her team create beautiful, durable crowns in a single appointment using leading-edge CEREC and CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology.

A CEREC appointment lasts about two hours, and you'll leave our office with a beautiful, confident smile and your new crown securely in place.

Using CEREC helps us eliminate several of the steps involved with a traditional lab-fabricated dental crown:

  • No multiple appointments
  • No multiple injections
  • No two-week wait
  • No temporary crowns
  • No messy, goopy impressions

With CEREC, Dr. Schmitt prepares the tooth and takes mess-free digital impressions. She uses CAD/CAM technology to design your crown virtually, and a milling unit right here in our office manufactures your crown. The final step is to place the crown securely on the tooth.

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Digital Impressions

Digital impressions do away with everything you don’t like about old-fashioned impressions, especially the paste! There’s no more jaw fatigue from sitting with a big metal tray filled with goopy pink paste stuck in your mouth while you wait for it to set or picking tiny pink particles out of your mouth for hours after your appointment.

Taking a digital impression involves using a small intraoral scanner that our dentist moves over your teeth. In moments, the scanner captures precise impressions that we use with computer software to create a virtual 3-D model of your teeth.

Digital impressions are highly detailed and assist our dentist in planning Invisalign treatment and tooth restorations like crowns, bridges, and veneers with great accuracy for fantastic results.

Rotary Endodontics

The goal of root canal treatment is to save a tooth and relieve pain by removing inflamed or infected dental pulp. This process has traditionally been performed with a series of manual instruments that the dentist uses to clean out the root canals methodically. 

It’s important to remove every trace of infection, which takes some time and can also produce odd sensations for the patient. With rotary endodontics, we do away with manual instruments and use power-driven technology instead. 

Performing a root canal with rotary endodontics is more efficient, and the design allows our dentist to do a more thorough job of removing infected pulp. This technology also eliminates uncomfortable sensations, and the result is a more comfortable procedure, less time in the dental chair for the patient, and more favorable long-term treatment outcomes.

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Digital X-Rays

Dental x-rays are invaluable for detecting numerous oral health problems that we can't see with a visual examination. Some things we see with x-rays are decay between teeth and beneath existing fillings, jawbone loss, the position of teeth, abscesses and root canal inflammation, and cysts and tumors.

We use digital x-rays instead of traditional film x-rays because they minimize your radiation exposure by about 80 percent. Digital x-rays also produce crisper and more detailed images, and our dentist can manipulate them to show you what she sees. 

Dr. Schmitt can make the image larger or smaller, adjust contrast, or rotate it for a better view. When she shows you what she sees, you can better understand why you need treatment and the benefits. Your x-rays become part of your patient record and are always easy for our team members to access as needed.

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Intraoral Cameras

You deserve to feel fully informed about your oral health needs, so patient education is an important part of our services. Intraoral cameras play an important role in dentistry because they're a great diagnostic tool and allow our patients to play an active part in their dental care. 

When our dentist uses an intraoral camera as part of your exam, you can see exactly what she sees. The camera illuminates the inside of your mouth as it captures magnified images that appear in real-time on your chairside monitor.

Dr. Schmitt can point out problems such as areas of decay, broken or fractured teeth, or old, broken fillings. Having that picture in your mind helps you feel more informed when she explains what treatment involves and how it will benefit you.

We save still images of your intraoral exam in your patient record and can easily refer to them in the future.

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