We stand for conservative dentistry and happy, healthy smiles. In order to promote Healthy Smiles, Healthy Bodies, and Healthy Families, Dr. Jim Erpenbach utilizes the latest and greatest dental technology.
We emphasize biomimetic dentistry, which means we don’t engage in quick fix procedures. We focus on the impact we can have on your long-term health, and we focus on what treatments might be best for our patients in the years to come.
Innovative technology allows our team to keep your smile as strong and natural as possible. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised by the comfort and safety you feel during any procedure in our office.
Digital X-Rays in Knoxville
Digital x-rays provide a new world of advanced imaging options that result in more precise diagnoses. These clear images can be seen instantly by both you and Knoxville dentist, Dr. Erpenbach. Digital x-rays also expose patients to up to 80% less radiation than traditional x-ray technology.
Intraoral cameras are cutting edge diagnostic tools that allow our staff to see your mouth from every angle. The camera gives us a close view of your teeth and surrounding structures on a monitor so that we can compile an effective treatment plan.
Trios 3 Digital Scanner
With the Trios 3 Digital Scanner, we can now make digital impressions! Our patients no longer have to experience goopy impressions using liquid impression materials that harden over time. Our digital scanner also allows us to provide better color-matching, so the labs can create crowns that perfectly blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Diagnosing cavities beneath hard surfaces can be challenging for dental professionals. The Diagnodent is a pen-like probe that glides gently over tooth surfaces and indicates any decay that cannot be readily seen. It is both safe and pain-free for patients of all ages!
Air abrasion eliminates tooth decay without the dental drill! Air abrasion works like a mini sandblaster, rapidly restoring your oral health without any pain. Air abrasion can often be completed with little to no anesthesia.
A bad bite can lead to TMJ pain, worn-down teeth, and other dental complications. The T-Scan is an advanced method of checking your bite pressure and balancing your bite without the need for articulating paper.
Now we can painlessly evaporate gum tissue instead of cutting it. If you need periodontal treatment, you can say goodbye to stitches and bleeding. The CO2 Dental Laser is hygienic, precise, and effective.
VELScope Cancer Screenings
This state-of-the-art technology helps your dentist identify the earliest signs of oral cancer so that you can have the best chance for successful treatment. The VELscope shines a blue excitation light into the oral cavity, and abnormal tissues will stand out against the surrounding healthy tissue.
The oral cancer screening takes less than 2 minutes for completion, and is perfectly safe and comfortable for the patient.
Phase Contrast Microscope
This microscope allows us to closely examine the plaque and bacteria in your mouth so we can know best how to treat you. This technology can help us determine if you are at risk for periodontal disease or any other oral health problems.
Call Us Today for Excellent Dental Care with Exciting Technology
Knoxville patients can contact our office to schedule their next dental cleaning our procedure. We look forward to hearing from you and treating you to top-of-the-line technology!