Dental Technology – Longmont, CO

Bringing Your Care Into the 21st Century

While our office has been serving the community of Longmont and beyond dentistry for decades, Dr. Coats has remained fully committed to making the dental experience better in more ways than one. This includes the introduction of numerous technologies that ensure a safer, more efficient, and overall more enjoyable process for you and your family. Below, you can learn about a handful of the ways we accomplish this and more every time you visit.

Digital X-Rays

Unlike X-rays of the past that required hours of development, harsh chemicals, and unnecessary levels of radiation, digital X-rays are the new standard of dental diagnostics. Not only do they capture highly detailed images of your mouth and jaw, but they do so in just a few minutes and with up to 85% less radiation! Of course, we always take all necessary precautions to ensure the safest diagnostic process possible.

Intraoral Camera

When you’re able to see dental problems with your own eyes, you can feel far more confident in needing a specific treatment or simply understanding your oral health. Our modern intraoral camera is small, handheld, and capable of capturing high-resolution images in a matter of seconds! This makes the diagnostic process simpler and is sure to help you stay engaged with Dr. Coats throughout your dental visit, especially if you’ve always felt hesitant about dental treatments.

Panoramic X-Ray

The more information we have about your oral health, the more informed your decision-making can be when you’re determining which treatment would work best for you. When needed, we can capture panoramic X-rays of your mouth to create a bigger, clearer picture of your oral health. Since they are fully digital, the process takes less time, requires no harsh chemicals or development rooms, and uses substantially less radiation along the way.

VELscope Oral Cancer Screening

Prevention is essential in dentistry, and that rings particularly true when it comes to catching the earliest stages of oral cancer. Our VELscope device makes use of natural tissue fluorescence to make it easier to detect abnormalities within the mouth, especially those invisible to the naked eye. Screenings are not only quick, easy, and painless, but they are a standard part of your routine checkup and could even save your life!