Dedication to Precision Dentistry Coupled with the Latest Technology

The dental practice of James R. MacNaughton, D.D.S., P.C. is dedicated to the old-fashioned values of precision dentistry coupled with the most modern technology in dentistry. We are pleased to present a sampling of some of the modern equipment we use in patient care.

Digital X-rays

In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take an x-ray of your mouth through the use of a small sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result of the technology is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnose dental concerns and to determine the very best treatment for each case.

Telescopic Loupes

Telescopic loupes are magnifiers that allow the dentist to see fine details that would go unnoticed to the naked eye.

Surgical Microscopes

Surgical microscopes enlarge our field of vision for all dental procedures. The clear magnified images that are possible with a dental microscope provide details that are difficult to see even with loupes. A surgical microscope benefits every procedure by helping to better diagnose and to consistently deliver excellent dental care to our patients. 

Tek-Scan Bite Analysis

The Tek-Scan is a diagnostic device that records the patient’s bite force dynamics, including occlusal force location and timing. This technical jargon means we no longer need to rely solely on patient feel. It is often difficult for the patient to tell us exactly how their bite is working. We can better determine the relative force on specific areas of your bite to better fit you for implants or any dental case where occlusion is a consideration.

At the dental practice of James R. MacNaughton, D.D.S., P.C. we are always looking for the latest technologies to complement our skills. Most, if not all dental offices are not using the wide range of new, dental equipment innovations at our fingertips.  It all adds up to one focus: patient comfort.

Intraoral Camera

Intraoral cameras are small cameras about the size of a pen, to help us to more clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums. With this advanced technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision.

The full-color images taken with the intraoral camera are sent to a computer screen so we can diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Because images are displayed on our screens, patients will also be able to see areas being worked on and gain a better understanding of dental procedures being performed.