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Advanced dental technology for safer and more precise care in Menomonie, WI

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Advances in technology have changed nearly every aspect of our lives in the last few decades, and the way we are able to provide dental care is no exception. At Gentle Dental Care, we have equipped our office with the latest dental technologies, not because they are simply flashy new gadgets but because they enable us to provide better quality, safer, and more comfortable care to our patients from the Menomonie, Durand, Eau Claire, Baldwin, Colfax, and neighboring WI areas.

Laser dentistry

Lasers have become widely used throughout the medical and dental fields for a variety of procedures because of their versatility and effectiveness. With soft tissue lasers that look like a simple pen, Dr. Emily Andre can perform procedures with precision in just a matter of minutes – all without scalpels, sutures, or pain.

Intra-oral camera and digital x-rays

Images of your teeth, bones, and other oral structures are essential to providing dental care in many ways:

  • Monitoring your oral health
  • Detecting potential issues at their earliest stages
  • Providing an accurate diagnosis
  • Planning out your dental treatment

We are equipped with the latest imaging technologies, including miniature LED intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays to capture detailed pictures of the inside of your mouth and its inner structures that are invisible to the naked eye. Intra-oral cameras help us take full color pictures of the inside of your mouth, which we can then enlarge on our computers to see what is happening in your mouth. For example, a zoomed-in image of your tooth may reveal a crack that is otherwise not noticeable. Digital dental x-rays provide us with detailed, high-resolution images of the inner structures of your teeth and bone, helping us detect developing cavities or other issues at an early stage when they are easiest to treat.

CEREC same day crowns and CAD/CAM technology

Using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and CEREC milling technology, we can custom-design your dental restorations with ultimate precision and craft beautiful, natural-looking restorations that fit precisely within your mouth. Digital manufacturing using these technologies enables us to provide same-day crowns, inlays, and onlays, as well as some types of orthodontic treatments, dentures, and mouthguards!

3D Printing Technology

The latest high-tech equipment to join our lineup is the Dentsply Sirona Primeprint (3D printer). This end-to-end, medical-grade 3D printing system enables the printing of biocompatible applications with precise and reproducible results. It’s ideal for dental staff who want to expand their suite of treatments and services. This smart solution encompasses both software and hardware and can run the entire printing process, including post-processing. Reduced handling times, ability to delegate, and higher productivity levels are some of its features. We use this machine to digitally scan and make study models for patients, six retainers, whitening trays, and surgical stents. We are hopeful of being able to print dentures too in the future.

These are just a few of the modern technologies that help us provide you with safer, better dental care. Call Gentle Dental Care to schedule your appointment at (715) 600-9004 today!

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Gentle Dental Care, the family dentistry in Menomonie, WI is a partnership between Emily Andre DMD, NMD, IBDM and Frankie Thatcher DDS.

Dr. Andre received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her DMD at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Thatcher is a graduate of Concordia University St. Paul and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Both are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are focused on serving the dental needs of every member of the family under one roof. They consider holistic dentistry practices like mercury-free dentistry and ozone therapy as extremely important to the patient-centered approach they have adopted at the practice.

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