Dental Technology at Our Office

Our Knoxville dental office has incorporated some of the most sophisticated technology to improve your patient experience and your results. This technology helps the staff and dentist communicate more effectively with each other and the patient. Technology also helps us achieve a more accurate diagnosis and provide successful treatment.

It should not be used as a crutch but rather as an aid in comprehensive dental care, especially when addressing complex oral health problems that also impact your physical health and well-being.

Digital Dentistry

i-Tero Scanner

This handheld device allows our dentists to take 3-D color imagery of your complete oral cavity, including the teeth and the gums. This innovative technology uses a tiny rounded camera for ideal positioning and rotation. As Dr. Cain moves this small camera around in your mouth, live imagery can be displayed on a computer.

The i-Tero scanner provides Dr. Cain the ability to clearly analyze your teeth and gums for more precise diagnosis and treatment.

Digital X-rays

Digital radiography or x-rays is the standard in modern dentistry. This sophisticated technology captures and instantly delivers a clear digital image to the computer so that Dr. Cain and the patient can clearly see what is going on with the teeth, joints, and bones.

Digital x-rays emit 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, combined with the fact that the image is taken in fractions of a second to ensure that the patient’s exposure is extremely low.

Digital x-rays are also environmentally friendly. There are no chemicals needed to develop the images, and since the images are in a digital format, there is no need for bulky storage. Digital x-rays can be kept with the patient’s digital records.

The images produced from the digital radiograph are incredibly clear and allow for a greater level of communication between the dentist and the patient.

Sirona 3-D Imaging

We are excited to offer patients access to the latest in 3-D dental imaging. The Sirona ORTHOPHOS XG 3D takes diagnostic images in multiple views with a single scan. Dr. Cain can analyze 2D, 3D and panoramic images to get an incredible view of the inter-workings of the oral system.

This digital imaging system scans in just seconds, exposing patients to the absolute lowest effective dose of radiation necessary. Three-dimensional imaging is particularly important for planning dental implants, restorative dentistry cases, and TMJ therapy.

Paperless Charting

We are all responsible for keeping the planet a safer, cleaner environment and leaving it a better place for future generations. Paperless charting allows us to accumulate less waste as a patient’s dental records, including any x-rays, imaging, and medical history, are kept in a digital format.

Digital records can be easily stored, archived, and shared with other medical professionals or specialists should the situation arise. Another benefit of paperless charting is that there is no guesswork or interpreting another person’s handwriting or notes.

All information is clear and legible, eliminating misunderstandings between the dentist, staff, and any specialists involved in the patient’s care.

Schedule A Dental Exam Today

Contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Cain and ask about our digital bite analysis. Call (865) 276-7173 or request an appointment online.