True Dentistry utilizes advanced dental technology to provide patients with options that are both comfortable and effective. By staying current with the latest tools that can enhance the safety and comfort of our patients, cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph G. Willardsen and our entire dental team are working to offer you the best possible care and a convenient, even pleasant trip to the dentist.
The True Dentistry Approach
Below you will find additional inforamtion about a select few of the advanced technologies utilized in our practice. If you have dental concerns or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Willardsen, we invite you to contact our office today.
Dental Restoration Technology
E4D One-Hour Crowns and Porcelain Restorations
At True Dentistry, we understand that great dental treatment is a combination of safety, compassionate care, comfort, exceptional results… and convenience. With E4D CAD/CAM dental technology, we can provide you with custom-designed teeth restorations in a single office visit. E4D is an extraordinary computerized milling system that can create dental crowns and other restorative treatments right here in our office in a matter of minutes. Using a digital template, the E4D system creates a specific replica of your natural tooth in order to provide you with the best-fitting, most natural-looking results. With the E4d technology, True Dentistry can often provide porcelain crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays in just one visit.
Smile Makeover Technology
Onsite Full Functioning Laboratory
Dr. Willardsen oversees the Esthetic Alliance Dental Lab, a fully equipped on-site laboratory here at True Dentistry. A dental lab right here at our practice makes it possible to create permanent restorations and provide solutions to a variety of dental issues without extensive waiting periods. Learn More
Soft Tissue Lasers
The use of Soft Tissue Lasers promotes improved blood flow and a more comfortable procedure. As a result, healing is often faster, and there is a smaller risk of swelling and infection.
Laser dentistry can be used to perform a number of effective cosmetic and periodontal treatments in a more comfortable way, with much less recovery time necessary after the procedure. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of using laser technology for dental procedures, check out our laser dentistry page.
Through the power of smile imaging, you can get an idea of how your smile may look after a specific treatment – before you even have the procedure. A photo is first taken of your teeth, and then specific data is applied based on your planned treatments, such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. The imaging allows our dentists to create a visual for you to see how the end result could potentially look. While no technology can predict the future with 100% accuracy, Smile Imaging can go a long way in showing you the potential outcome before you have the treatment.
We employ an esthetician full-time at our practice to help patients who would like to rejuvenate their skin and renew their appearance. Our esthetician offers a variety of treatments to help you reduce signs of age, enhance skin tone and texture, and feel great about the way you look.
Full-Time Cosmetic Dental Technicians
Our in-house cosmetic dental technicians are responsible for making porcelain veneers used in smile makeover treatments. Having technicians in house allows for clear communication between Dr. Willardsen, the technician, and the patient ultimately resulting in the best possible results.
Preventive Dental Technology
DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Indicator
In the past, dentists detected cavities by probing teeth with explorers. When a tooth has decay, the explorer sticks to the softened tooth. That initial break in the enamel that allows decay to start can be so small that it can be undetectable even to the explorer.
With laser technology, cavities and decay can be detected in their earliest forms. Our technical instruments use laser fluoroscopy to see the unseen. By scanning the surfaces of your teeth, the laser finds small breaks in the enamel that lead to full decay.
As with any disease, early detection is best. Laser detection is one of the best methods available for finding decay in its early stages and enables us to restore teeth with the most conservative methods. This approach maximizes your oral health and allows you to keep as much of your own healthy tooth structure as possible.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is one of the most prevalent and fast-acting of all cancers. When found in its early stages, however, the chances for successful treatment are significantly raised. This is why oral cancer screening is so important. With the and ViziLite® systems, our dentists can detect oral abnormalities early, even those that may not be noticeable during a routine oral exam. Through the use of blue light technology, irregular areas of tissue are highlighted, alerting our dentists to potentially harmful lesions. The process takes about two minutes to perform. An oral cancer screening should be performed at least once a year for patients who do not use tobacco products, and at least twice each year for patients who do use tobacco products. It is vital to have regular oral cancer screenings to ensure early detection and treatment of this life-threatening condition.
The Intraoral Camera is a diagnostic tool that allows for enhanced patient education and a clear, close-up view of dental issues. Through the device, a magnified view of your mouth is displayed via high quality photos. This helps you visualize and understand the details of your oral health while also communicating various concerns to our dental professionals.
Digital X-rays are processed by a computer rather than a traditional film developer, limiting your exposure to radiation from traditional X-rays. Instantly after a digital X-ray is taken, it appears on a computer monitor. These images can show teeth in ways never before thought possible, and they are kept in an easy-to-access computer file. The images can be enlarged and enhanced with the appropriate computer software. For you, that typically means a better and faster diagnosis for treating your dental problems.
With our Electromyography and Jaw Tracking device, we can more easily diagnose and treat muscle pain and tension linked to temporomandibular conditions, such as TMJ. The K7 evaluation system helps us identify and manage disorders to alleviate symptoms that can have an effect on your day-to-day life.
The T-Scan measures the distribution of pressure from a patient’s bite. It records valuable data, including the location, timing, and force of the occlusion. From this information, we are able to recommend the best treatment options.
Plasma Patient Education Screens
Plasma television screens are utilized at our office for the purpose of patient education. Through the technology, Dr. Willardsen is able to provide a visual for patients of their current dental health as well as available treatment options. It is a high-tech way of helping you fully understand important details that influence your oral care.
Using digital photography allows us to visually display oral health information to the patient. The pictures allow us to provide our patients with a better understanding of potential problems and their available treatment options. Overall, digital photography proves to be a powerful aid in the treatment process.
Guru Patient Education
Thanks to Guru, our patient education software, patients are more informed of their current oral health and how they can improve it. Through the software, we involve patients through informational videos, at-home resources, and easy-to-understand recommendations. Visit our Video Animation Library to watch your procedure in 3D.