John Leitner DDS 575 Robbins Road, Grand Haven, MI 49417

(616) 842-2850

Technology

Advanced Dental Technology in Grand Haven, MI

Safer, Faster, More Effective Care

Dr. Leitner uses the latest technology to provide you with the best possible care. Using the right equipment reduces the amount of time you have to spend in the dental chair, making your treatment more efficient and shortening your recovery time.

What You’ll Find in Every Examination Room

  • Digital X-Rays: Digital x-rays allow us to spot early signs of decay and other issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Though this may seem like a small part of your dental visit, it helps us provide proactive care, treating problems as quickly and effectively as possible.
  • LCD Monitors: You can kick back and relax during your visit because we have tv screens on our ceilings. Just tell us what channel you’d like to watch and you can enjoy your favorite show while we work on your smile.
  • Surgical Microscopes: Our office was the first in Western Michigan to feature surgical microscopes. Dr. Leitner uses our microscopes to view images that are magnified 20 times, so he can see areas of decay, fissures, and damaged teeth much more clearly. This is invaluable for efficient treatment planning.

Intraoral Scanners and Cone Beam CT Scans

During each visit, your hygienist and dentist will visually examine your mouth. But sometimes, there are places that are difficult to see. An intraoral digital scanner is a small, pen-shaped device with a camera on the end. This device can show us high-quality images and videos of areas in your mouth that we can’t normally see, helping with diagnosis and treatment plans.

Cone Beam Computed Technology (CBCT) is an advanced piece of technology that has improved our diagnostic process, showing a complete 3D overview of your jaw and head. This allows Dr. Leitner and our dental team to provide a more accurate treatment plan to our patients. CBCT scans take under one minute to complete and cause minimal discomfort, as they’re non-invasive.

Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA™)

Issues with your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, can be diagnosed more easily using joint vibration analysis (JVA™). This system identifies signs of a TMJ Disorder (TMD) and indicates the severity of the situation.

Your TMJ’s or jaw joints are the skeletal foundation of your mouth. All dentists are required to assess the health and function of your TMJ’s. Our office uses Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA™) which records the vibrations created by joint fluid, cartilage and bone as you open and close your mouth. This test allows us to objectively measure and document the health of your Jaw Joint in just 10 seconds of opening and closing. It can be used to help diagnose problems with the joint that can be the cause of breakdown or pain, and can help us make sure we are aware of any underlying issues before performing any treatment that could damage or strain your jaw joints.

T-Scan Occlusal Analysis

Many dental procedures can change the way you bite. Fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, and orthodontics as well as many more. For over 100 years dentists have relied on paper covered in ink to see where the upper and lower teeth contact. But this old technique gives no information on the force, timing, and balance of your bite. And that’s exactly what makes you feel your bite is “off”. We use the T-Scan NOVUS system that displays all this information on a computer so that your dentist can use it to get your bite right, with minimal tooth loss from guessing. So that you aren’t subjected to the time and expense of unnecessary office visits.

The Right Tools for the Job

Dr. Leitner has the right technology and experience to keep your smile healthy and shining bright. We’ll fully diagnose your issues so we can treat them quickly in the most cost-effective manner. That’s why we invest in state-of-the-art technology.

To learn more, call our office at (616) 842-2850 today — we’ll be happy to speak with you. You can also fill out our convenient online form, and we’ll get right back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the latest technology in dentistry?

Dentistry has significantly progressed, and continues to evolve over the years. This means the latest technology involving treatment has advanced, too. Some of the latest technology in dentistry includes computer-assisted technology, digital X-rays, joint vibration analysis, T-Scan bite diagnosis, and more! Here, at our Grand Haven office, we’ve continued to stay up-to-date with these trends in order to provide our patients with the best possible care dentistry has to offer.

How are digital X-rays improving dental treatment?

Digital imaging is an outstanding improvement in dentistry that offers features to enhance the viewing experience, including any problem areas. Digital X-rays use low levels of radiation and are easily displayed instantly on a computer screen for both our patients and doctors to see. X-rays are important for diagnosing dental decay, failing crowns and fillings, planning dental implant placement, and more.

What if I have more questions about your technology?

We believe that each patient should be well informed and involved throughout the process. If you have any questions regarding our technology, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (616) 842-2850 or fill out a contact form. We’ll be happy to explain how you’ll benefit from our advanced technology and ensure that you understand each treatment.