At McGonigle Dental Associates, we are committed to continuing education, and to keeping our office equipped with advanced dental technology. It’s important to us that our patients have access to efficient and up-to-date treatment options. Whether they’re saving you time, keeping you comfortable, or giving you the smile of your dreams, our state-of-the-art dental technologies will keep you smiling!
You probably know that X-rays are an invaluable tool to dentists and to you. They help dentists detect decay that is not visible with the naked eye, and can even help identify potential problems early on – long before they become costly and painful!
What you may not know is that dental X-rays at McGonigle Dental Associates have joined the digital age! Gone are the days of biting down on uncomfortable mouthpieces in a dark room, then waiting for bulky and flimsy film to develop! Today’s X-rays are taken with the click of a button, and images of your mouth appear digitally on our computer screens. Our software allows us to instantaneously evaluate digital images of your teeth, and discuss what we sees with you in real-time. Come see what you’ve been missing!
McGonigle Dental Associates is thrilled to offer you advanced cone beam scan technology. The scans we’re able to provide with this device are safe, fast, and remarkably comfortable for our patients. We use the Cone Beam scanner for a variety of purposes, including detecting potential issues with teeth and gums, as well as preparing for implant placement. The scanner gives us detailed, 3D models of our patients’ faces. These images provide us with amazing visuals that allow us to accurately diagnose problems, plan treatment, and care better for our patients.
You may feel that you know your mouth well. It is, after all, your mouth. But wait until you meet your mouth from the inside out! Using an advanced intraoral camera, we will show you your mouth from an entirely new perspective!
The intraoral camera is a hand-held device that McGonigle Dental Associates uses to view hard to see areas in your mouth. The camera is connected to a computer screen, allowing you to see instantly what we see. With the push of a button, we can also take still photos of your teeth from virtually any angle inside your mouth! The procedure is quick and painless, and the live video and saved images collected by the intraoral camera allow us to identify potential problems or concerns, and begin to address them immediately with you.
Not all cavities can be seen with the naked eye. The DIAGNOdent® tool uses laser fluorescence to detect the formation of cavities early on so that you and Dr. McGonigle can begin working on a treatment plan right away! DIAGNOdent is much more effective than traditional probing techniques. And it’s painless too!
At McGonigle Dental Associates, we have something that could make a big difference in your life! It’s called PerioLase®, or Laser Periodontal Therapy. It is a laser alternative to gum surgery and is an FDA-approved laser treatment for gum disease. As it requires no cutting and no stitches, this treatment is a more comfortable way to treat gum disease at any stage and allow the body to heal naturally. Many of our patients have already experienced the power of this remarkable treatment — you can, too!
The PerioLase laser fiber is as thin as just a couple of human hairs, tiny enough to practically and painlessly remove infection-causing bacteria and help restore your gums to health. This treatment can reduce gum pocket depth and has even been shown to build bone!
If you’re concerned about your gums, or even if you’ve been told you need traditional gum surgery, this laser therapy may be the right alternative for you. Contact us today to learn more!
If one or more of your front teeth are chipped, gapped, or discolored, DURAthin® porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution to restore your smile. DURAthins are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front side of teeth. Best of all, DURAthins frequently require little to no preparation, and allow you to retain healthy tooth structure.
Imagine – a beautiful, new, natural looking smile with no shots and no drilling. It could be a reality! Our staff at McGonigle Dental Associates can create custom veneers that elegantly restore the beauty of your smile. And with proper oral hygiene, DURAthins placed by McGonigle Dental Associates last for years, and take years off your smile too!
With the CEREC® One-Visit Crown System, we are able to create and place custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in only one visit! This state-of-the-art system allows you to get the natural-looking crowns you need so that you can get back to your busy life and the things that matter most.
One of the simplest and quickest ways to improve the appearance of your smile is with teeth whitening. Who doesn’t want pearlier pearly-whites? At McGonigle Dental Associates, we offer the highest quality take-home whitening trays. During your visit, a custom-made tray is fitted to your teeth. We then send you home with a professional grade whitening gel, which is inserted inyour trays. When worn as directed by McGonigle Dental Associates, you’ll be amazed at the difference these trays will make in the appearance of your smile.
Contact us today to find out how easy, safe, and affordable it is to have your teeth professionally whitened.