2345 Landon Road Suite 300 North Liberty, IA 52317

Technology & Products

Innovation, Education, Technology

At Corridor Dental, we want to show you what the future of dentistry looks like. Dr. Kriegel is dedicated to pursuing continuing education courses, learning about the latest innovations and advancements in dental techniques and technologies. If there’s a tool that can help us provide better diagnostics, more precise treatment plans, and more comfortable, less invasive procedures, you can rest assured we have or will invest in it. Once you’ve gone tech, you’ll never go back!

  • Our advanced technology helps us live by our minimally-invasive philosophy of care every day.
  • Our technology also helps you feel more comfortable during your time with us.

Air Abrasion

One of the most unpleasant feelings associated with dentistry, especially for patients with any level of dental fear or anxiety, is that of the sharp scraping tools and the dental drill. At Corridor Dental, we can use air abrasion to achieve the same results!

Air abrasion works like a tiny sandblaster, using a small but powerful stream of air and fine particles to remove stains, tartar buildup, and tooth decay. Air abrasion is less invasive and more conservative than the drill, allowing us to maintain more of your healthy tooth structure.

Is air abrasion safe?

Yes, most definitely! The particles used in the air abrasion process include a mix of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture, propelled by compressed air or gas. We always follow the necessary precautions to ensure your safety and comfort.

  • Particles are quickly suctioned away through a tube in the device.
  • Protective eyewear is worn to ensure no particles get into your eyes.
  • A rubber dam is also used to prevent any particles from entering your throat or airway.
Air Abrasion

 

CBCT

CBCT stands for cone beam computed tomography. What the heck does that mean? Basically, it’s an x-ray machine with super powers. Even Superman himself can’t see what we can see with our CBCT machine. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… CBCT at Corridor Dental!

While our CBCT machine helps us in many areas of treatment planning, what we use it most often for is treatment planning for implant dentistry. Simply put, it’s impossible to gain the same level of insight and information with standard 2D x-rays.

Benefits of CBCT dentistry

Traditional dental x-rays only show us a 2-dimensional view of your teeth and jawbones. CBCT scans give us an entirely new dimension (3D) and allow us to view teeth, bones, soft tissues, and nerve pathways in a single scan.

  • CBCT technology helps us provide more precise dental implant treatments.
  • Images are used to create surgical stents for guided implant placement.
  • Greater precision means we get things just right the first time.
CBCT technology

 

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays have been one of the greatest advancements in medical and dental technology in recent decades. While we do feel nostalgic for the old darkroom and film development process, digital x-rays are safer, more accurate, and infinitely more convenient!

Digital x-rays can be taken in a matter of seconds right from the dental chair, so there’s no need to get up, go into an x-ray room, and hold perfectly still for several minutes. And the images can be viewed almost instantly right on the screen next to you.

Let’s talk radiation

We understand the concern around radiation produced by dental x-rays, but digital x-rays reduce your exposure to radiation by up to 90%. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of both our patients and our team.

  • If you are pregnant, planning on getting pregnant, or nursing, please let us know so we can make necessary precautions, or postpone x-ray imagine.
  • We only recommend x-rays when they are necessary, depending on your oral health, risk factors, and treatment needs.
  • The ADA recommends an adult with good oral health and low risk for dental problems should have x-rays taken once every 2-3 years.
Digital X-Ray Imaging

 

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras are another of our favorite pieces of dental diagnostic technology. Rather than looking below the surface at your tooth roots and bones like x-rays and CBCT scans, intraoral cameras give us a better look at the surfaces of your mouth.

A huge step up from the magic of sight and a dental mirror to peer around corners, intraoral cameras allow us—and you!—to view real-time video images, significantly magnified for a more thorough exam. Intraoral cameras allow us to detect disease and decay sooner, before problems progress.

Letting you see what we see

When your dentist sees an area of decay, signs of gum disease, or a soft tissue abnormality that may be a sign of oral cancer, it can be hard to take their word for it without being able to see it for yourself. Never fear, intraoral cameras are here to shed light on your oral health!

  • Intraoral cameras help us on our mission to educate our patients about their oral health.
  • You can feel more confident that you understand any oral health problems.
  • Looking at the images together, we can create a treatment plan that you understand and feel comfortable with.
Intraoral Camera

 

Painless Injections

We understand the worst part of any dental treatment is often the injection! We don’t like getting shots any more than you do, so we do everything we can to ensure your time with us is as painless as possible, including the use of a topical anesthetic to numb the area before the injection.

Topical anesthetic works by blocking nerve conduction near the site of administration by targeting free nerve endings in the skin, effectively eliminating any sensations in the area. This effect is reversible, wearing off over time.

Your comfort is our top priority

Aside from painless injections, there are many ways we go above and beyond to ensure your time with us feels more like a day at the spa than a trip to the dentist. If there’s anything else you need to feel more comfortable, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

  • We have TVs above every chair with noise-cancelling headphones.
  • You can watch your favorite show or movie, or listen to music while getting your work done.
  • We’re here to take your dental experiences from painful to pleasant!
Woman with headphones

 

Oral Homecare Products

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we hope to see you twice yearly for cleanings and exams, but the other 363 days of the year, it’s up to you to maintain a solid oral hygiene routine. But we don’t want to send you on your way without any tools in your toolbelt!

We’re happy to provide and recommend professional-grade oral health products to suit your needs and help you improve or maintain your smile’s health between visits. We’re your oral health advocates, so our care doesn’t stop when you walk out our doors!

Which product is right for me?

For patients who just can’t shake the constant cavity report every time they visit the dentist, Dr. Kriegel strongly believes in the science and research behind CariFree® products. CariFree’s elevated pH products neutralize decay-causing acids and fix your decay problem at its source. The products are safe to use every day and are non-abrasive while being highly effective and scientifically proven to prevent cavities through remineralization.

  • For dental implant and periodontal patients, we recommend OraCare products.
  • If you’re looking for a new toothbrush, or our best recommendation, we sell Oral-B® toothbrushes in-office.
  • Whatever you smile needs, Corridor Dental is your one-stop shop for smiles!

Did you know Dr. Kriegel is SMART Certified?

For more detailed information about the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) practices Dr. Kriegel uses at Corridor Dental, we’ve included an article in our blog.

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Is it time to upgrade your dental care?

Schedule a visit with your North Liberty dentist, Dr. Cody Kriegel at Corridor Dental today!

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2345 Landon Road Suite 300
North Liberty, IA 52317

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Tuesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
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