Dental Technology

dental-technologyOur dedication to the latest dental technologies is based on our desire and commitment to providing comprehensive care and solutions. From the most in-depth oral exams to the most impressive smile makeovers, we depend on state-of-the-art technologies and world-class materials to deliver premium care to our Grand Rapids, MI patients.

Along with patient education and customized treatment plans, our technologies ensure that their preventative, cosmetic, and reconstructive dental care provides only the best outcomes. Patient smiles are our top priority, and the following technologies ensure that we can give them the gentle and yet comprehensive care they deserve



Digital x-rays

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In the past, dental x-rays were wildly uncomfortable and exposed the patient to radiation. Using bulky aprons and awkward devices, they did not always yield clear results and would have to be retaken until a good shot was made. Fortunately, those days are over and Dr. Burton relies on truly cutting edge digital x-rays instead.

These are done by positioning a small sensor inside of a patient’s mouth, eliminating roughly 90% of the radiation risks of old fashioned x-ray units. They then deliver instant images to a connected monitor and allow our patients to see everything in real time. Dr. Burton can then discuss any issues that are revealed by the x-ray and review the appropriate treatment options accordingly.

Digital Photodigital-photo

It enables Dr. Burton to take a detailed digital image of your current smile, the “before” smile prior to any cosmetic or restorative work. He can then use this digital photo, along with our cutting edge technology, to make adjustments to the image, depicting all of the changes that you can expect in any, actual, “after” photos. This lets you have a preview of any of the procedures and treatments to be done in your custom smile makeover, but long before you take even a single step. We want our patients to be fully informed and totally confident in the treatments selected, and a digital photo is one of many tools available.

VELscope 

dental-velscopeAt Daniel Burton, D.D.S. we rely on the latest technologies to deliver the best dental care possible. Our goal is to make beautiful smiles, but also to be sure that they are all the healthiest smiles possible. This is why we emphasize the need for twice annual cleanings and exams, and why we rely on such devices as the VELscope.

This technology is created specifically to help dental professionals to detect cancerous lesions as early as possible. The system identifies, marks, and helps to evaluate anything unusual and is a tool for locating both cancerous and precancerous cells in the mouth. The earlier these cells are detected, the better the outcome for a patient’s full recovery. As part of our commitment to premium dental health and beauty, we encourage all of our patients to have a VELscope exam at least once per year.

Vista Clear

dental-vista-clearOur commitment to our patients goes well beyond the healthiest and most beautiful smiles. At Daniel Burton, D.D.S., we explore the very latest technologies. One of the finest examples of this is the use of the Vista Clear system throughout our office.

Vista Clear is a patented system for treating dental unit waterlines. While many dental practices settle for their municipal or private water lines to their taps and treatment rooms, we take things a step farther. We use water that has been isolated and treated to eliminate any sort of microorganisms or harmful materials in each of our hygiene and treatment rooms. An environmentally sound system, it does not rely on chemicals or electricity to operate and even prevents backflow.

Snap Digital Video Imaging

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Would you like to see “before and after” images of your dental work even before it begins? Would you like to see what your Clear Correct aligners, porcelain crowns, and whitening will yield without even spending a moment in the dental chair? If so, you’ll love the SNAP Digital Imaging we make available to patients at Daniel Burton, D.D.S.

With this system, Dr. Burton can take all of your needs and then create a customized image that shows what the effects of your chosen treatments will look like when completed. We use a high quality digital image of your “before” teeth and gums, and then the technology applies all of the changes that Dr. Burton believes are possible using our practice’s immense technologies. When complete, your SNAP Digital Imaging will show you the before and the after, and prove just how perfect your smile can become.

Diode Tissue Laser

diode-tissue-laserOur mission at Daniel Burton, D.D.S. is to rely on state-of-the-art dentistry to deliver superior results. Whether it is cosmetic, preventative, or restorative dentistry, our goal is to give uncompromisingly modern and competent care that is customized to a patient’s need and which offers them the most comfort possible. This is why Dr. Burton relies on a diode tissue laser for many treatments.

The most modern technology in the dental world, the diode tissue laser is capable of providing cutting and contouring that eliminates the need for needles and stitches. It is so precise that it works for treating gum disease, but also works well for many other procedures. Because it eliminates bleeding, it allows patients to heal faster and without discomfort.

The most modern technology in the dental world, the diode tissue laser is capable of providing cutting and contouring that eliminates the need for needles and stitches. It is so precise that it works for treating gum disease, but also works well for many other procedures. Because it eliminates bleeding, it allows patients to heal faster and without discomfort.