dental chair with a TV screen for the patient in a dentist office in nice, modern Higginsville MO

Preventive Dental Care

Regular check-ups help protect your smile.

Help prevent tooth decay, wear, and gum disease with these helpful dental office services:

  • Regular check-ups help identify problems earlier, so they can be treated quickly.
  • Digital X-Rays & 3D Scans allow us to see inside your teeth when making important health decisions.
  • Professional cleanings help maintain healthy gum tissue.
  • Sealants “seal” deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth.
  • Oral cancer screenings look for serious health concerns.
  • Deeper cleanings minimize bacterial growth that causes periodontal disease.

State-of-the-art technology makes going to the dentist faster and easier.

At Plattner Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we make substantial investments in the latest high-tech dental equipment, so you can get the best treatments, quickly, without traveling far away.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Our high-tech digital dental x-rays display your results instantly, so you don’t have to wait. Plus, these modern x-rays are also more comfortable to use than ever before.

Panoramic 3D Cone-Beam Dental X-Ray Machine

We also have a panoramic dental x-ray unit that can capture the entire mouth in one, wrap-around image.

This “cone-beam” technology can create 2D and 3D images of the entire mouth or a single tooth.

This helps to identify anatomical structures of the head and neck. For example, where wisdom teeth lie, vital structures such as nerves and sinuses for implant placement, airway obstruction, dental abscesses, etc.

The information we gather is very detailed. In fact, we can divide that image into a hundred sections to look for hidden fractures or infections.

The advanced technology helps:

  • Detect pathologies & perform cancer screens
  • Examine wisdom teeth better
  • Scan the mouths of small children much easier
A room with high-tech dental x-ray equipment, including a panoramic x-ray machine, in a dental office in Higginsville MO
High-tech dental equipment used at Plattner Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Higginsville MO
An Intraoral Camera

Intraoral Camera

With this small, handheld device, we can take high-quality photos inside your mouth, so you can see the problem we are trying to solve. These useful images help you make better decisions about your dental health.

Handheld 3D Scanner

In the old days, people experienced awful, goopy, bad-tasting dental impressions. We don’t use those anymore.

Our 3D scanner maps your entire mouth in under three minutes. This is another small, handheld device that scans the mouth. But it creates a 3D model of your mouth instantly. And it displays this amazing, rotatable image of your mouth on the TV right inside your exam room.

Old fashioned goopy dental impressions marked out with a no symbol
No old-fashioned, goopy dental impressions!

This 3D model may be used for:

These files can also be sent to a lab digitally for quicker turnaround times.

We also use 3D imaging to identify the location of pain, so we are reassured we treat the correct areas of the mouth. This gives you confidence that we can solve your pain issues.

A dental hygienist uses a 3D scanner to scan the inside of a patient's mouth at Plattner Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Higginsville MO
3D Scanner in action

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We’re here to take care of you.

“This was the first time going to a dentist in a very long time and everyone there was extremely pleasant and kind! The facility is very clean and the overall experience was very nice.” – Patient Testimonial

A group of the six ladies in the Plattner Dental team