Dental Technology

At Dr. Bigelow’s dental practice in Salt Lake City, UT, we use sophisticated dental technology and modern techniques to give our patients an outstanding dentistry experience. Dr. Bigelow has invested in several innovative devices that can make your dental appointment more relaxing, productive, and efficient. Some of the leading-edge technology we utilize includes cone beam, digital X-rays, 3D scanning, and CEREC. These progressive techniques and advancements in dentistry can help you have a more successful and positive dentist visit.

Cone Beam and 3-D Imaging

The cone beam can provide your dentist with detailed 3D images of your teeth, oral soft tissues, bones, and even nerve pathways. The cone beam is ingenious because it can capture high-definition images from all different angles, giving Dr. Bigelow a more precise reading. Using the cone beam typically last less than a minute. It is a comfortable, noninvasive procedure. You simply stand (or sometimes sit) underneath the cone beam. The cone beam will then rotate around your head in a circle, allowing it to take multiple pictures from different angles. Then, you’re all done! Dr. Bigelow will then use those readings to give you an accurate, customized treatment plan based on the specifications of your mouth and oral health.

Digital X-rays

We use digital X-rays at our dental office because they are incredibly productive. They offer immediate results, automatically generating comprehensive images of your bone structure. Digital X-rays use 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays, giving you minimal exposure to radiation. They are also considered more comfortable than their traditional counterparts because they are faster and more efficient to use. Because we want our patients to have a great experience when they visit our office, we use digital X-rays!


The CEREC is a revolutionary device that can create custom-made dental crowns in just a single appointment. Our crowns are made of resin or porcelain and are made to look like your natural teeth. With CEREC, you can leave our office the same day you came in with a new crown that fits your unique smile!

Come experienced advanced dentistry at Dr. Bigelow’s Salt Lake City dentist office. Call us today to learn more about the techniques and technology we use!