Our High Tech

Dr. Knorr is a firm believer in utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and staying up-to-date on the latest technology, both because it helps him provide his patients with more effective and efficient care while also making dental treatment more comfortable for each patient. We incorporate cutting-edge technology into every aspect of our Forever Smiles practice, from our thorough and accurate diagnostic methods to our gentle treatments.

3D CT scanner

3d Imaging For Precise Planning

Forever Smiles uses an advanced 3D cone beam CT scanner to capture multiple, highly detailed views of a patient’s teeth and jaws. The images allow the doctor to visualize in three dimensions the nerves, sinuses and the exact position of teeth to aid in precise and efficient treatment planning.

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Added Comfort With Digital X-Rays

Dr. Knorr incorporates the safest and most comfortable technology for his patients to deliver high quality care. Digital x-rays allow Dr. Knorr to capture clear and precise images of the patients mouth for a more complete and accurate diagnosis. Images are captured in an instant, making the process more comfortable for patients compared to traditional film x-rays. Because there is no waiting for film to be developed, Dr. Knorr can instantly view the images on a computer screen.

One of the biggest advantages to digital dental x-rays compared to traditional technology is the fact that they expose patients to 90% less radiation. Combined with the fact that the image is taken in fractions of a second, patients can be confident that their exposure is extremely low.

Looking at the results of a dental x-ray, Dr. Knorr can identify hidden problems such as tooth decay, oral cancer, gum disease and TMJ Disorder.

In a digital format, these dental x-rays can be stored electronically with a patient’s dental records, eliminating the need for bulky storage. Digital x-rays can also be shared instantly with other dentists, specialists and physicians in order to provide the highest level of patient care.


Cutting-Edge Dental Implant Treatment

Dr. Knorr uses the revolutionary X-Guide 3D Navigation system to guide implant surgeries with unparalleled accuracy and precision. Using interactive turn-by-turn guidance, he can precisely control the exact position, angle and depth of each implant during surgery for absolute accuracy.

For anyone considering dental implants, it’s important to know that you will have peace of mind due to the precision found with the X-Guide 3D Navigation system. The use of this system, allows Dr. Knorr to achieve more desirable functional and aesthetic outcomes for each implant.

Dr. Knorr is proud to offer this breakthrough procedure which saves time, improves accuracy and allows for same-day surgery options. This system puts Dr. Knorr on the cutting-edge with dental implants.


One Day Crowns With Cerec

Using the revolutionary CEREC system, patients can get beautiful porcelain crowns in a single visit. No need for temporaries!

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. Dr. Knorr uses a special camera to capture an optical impression of the damaged tooth. This precise image is digitally transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while you wait. Finally, Dr. Knorr bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes
approximately one hour.

Only a handful of dentists have incorporated this sophisticated technology into their practice. Imagine the convenience of having a dental crown placed in just one dental visit!

Contact our dental office to learn more about CEREC single visit dentistry.

To make an appointment call: 320-288-7797