Modern tools and techniques are an essential part of quality dental care. After all, the oral healthcare field is constantly changing for the better, creating faster, safer, and more effective care solutions for patients in need, and staying right at the forefront of that change is important to Dr. McConnell. At Legacy Family Dental, we’re proud to use several of these state-of-the-art technologies here in our office for diagnostic and treatment purposes. To see the benefits firsthand, contact our Plano, TX office today and schedule a first appointment.
X-rays help our team see underneath the surface of your smile and diagnose concerns that the naked eye would otherwise miss. Instead of traditional film, Legacy Family Dental has invested in digital radiography for its numerous advantages. For instance, we no longer need a darkroom or have to spend hours waiting for the images to develop – they’re available for viewing in an instant and can even be modified by our computer system (magnified, rotated, etc) for the patient’s viewing pleasure. Additionally, any radiation exposure is dramatically reduced by up to 80% for a safer process.
With our intraoral camera, we can give patients an informative tour of their overall smile! It comes in the form of a camera-tipped wand that is navigated by our team members, capturing high-resolution images. Once the images are on the monitor, Dr. McConnell can refer to them as you discuss any damage or potential treatments, helping you see exactly what he sees during your examination. We enjoy helping our patients feel fully informed and confident throughout each stage of dental care.
Here in Plano, Dr. McConnell is thrilled to now offer his patients a modern restorative approach that successfully blends convenience and quality – E4D one-visit crowns. All of the familiar steps of treatment, from impressions to milling to final adjustments, are streamlined into a single visit, which will save you valuable time. Better yet, your finished crown will still be painstakingly custom-made for your unique smile and crafted from high-quality ceramic materials that are an ideal match for natural tooth enamel.
Laser dentistry is swiftly becoming the future of oral healthcare, and Dr. McConnell uses a revolutionary soft tissue laser here in-office for procedures that involve the gums. The focused beam of light is precise and comfortable – many patients don’t even require local anesthetic. Better yet, this technology’s sterilizing nature will minimize uncomfortable post-operative symptoms like bleeding and swelling. Patients should recover on a much faster timeframe overall from their treatment when compared to traditional tools.