Troutdale Dental
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Brian Hale


Technology makes life easier in so many ways. From digital communication to handheld music devices, technology increases enjoyment and convenience in daily life. Dentistry is no different. Each year, dentistry advances in the areas of accuracy, patient comfort, and efficiency. 

Because we want our patients to have an exceptional experience while they are with us, we regularly introduce the latest technology at Troutdale Dental to enable us to give you the very best dentistry available.

Clear Aligners

Rather than brackets and wires, clear aligners move teeth gradually through a series of nearly invisible plastic aligner trays. Clear Correct Clear Aligners are popular brand names for these aligners, and our dentists, Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Brian Hale, are trained in the use of this innovative orthodontic treatment.

Enjoy a straight smile without cumbersome braces with clear aligners.

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3-D Cone Beam Technology

Precise planning for dental implants, root canals, and orthodontics improves outcomes dramatically, which is why having a 3-D view of the teeth, roots, jaw, bone, sinuses, and nerve paths is such an asset when performing advanced treatment.

At Troutdale Dental, these high-resolution images make it possible to plan an entire procedure before we even begin.

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Digital Impressions

Gone are the days of taking putty impressions!  While putty impression are still needed in rare cases, here at Troutdale Dental we take digital impressions, which use a small, high resolution camera to digitize your teeth.  These impressions are used in making crowns, bridges, implant crowns, and clear aligners.  We know you will find this technology more comfortable, quicker, and that it shows higher accuracy than putty impressions.

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Intraoral Camera

If you have ever tried to look inside your own mouth to see a specific tooth, you know how challenging it can be. At Troutdale Dental, our dedication to educating and informing patients is far easier using a small handheld intraoral camera, which details exactly what our dentists see when they look inside your mouth.

We can take an image of a single tooth, area of the mouth, or soft tissue that will appear instantly on your chairside monitor for you and your dentist to review together. Many patients have told us that seeing pictures of their teeth has helped them make a decision regarding treatment.

We will also store these images in your digital file for future comparisons or in case your dental insurance company wants additional information for a claim.

Rotary Endodontics

Thanks to high-resolution CBCT images and the speed of flexible, high-speed rotary instruments, you can expect a faster, more predictable, and more comfortable root canal than in the past. 

This tooth-saving procedure no longer needs to be something you fear, and it gives our dentists an opportunity to save your tooth for many years to come. 

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All-on-4 Dentures

Although many patients still opt for dentures to replace missing teeth, the biggest complaint we hear is that dentures shift or fall out, causing embarrassing situations. At Troutdale Dental we offer a tooth replacement that does not move or shift.  All-on-4 implant dentures are anchored in place with four dental implants on the upper arch, lower arch, or both.

Patients also prefer All-on-4  implant dentures because they are slimmer, making them more comfortable and easier to taste food.

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

If you have dental anxiety, it is tempting to avoid the dental office. Missing dental exams and cleanings, and putting off treatment all put your smile and your health at risk. Nitrous oxide is an option to help you relax so you can get the dentistry you need for a healthy mouth and body.

Also referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is mild. While it probably won't make you laugh, it will create a calm sense of well-being that takes the fear out of your dental appointment. It is so safe, we can even use it on anxious kids.

Panoramic X-Rays

If you have ever stood in place while an x-ray machine moves around your head, you have probably had a panoramic x-ray. These full-smile x-rays show bone levels, wisdom teeth development, jaw joints, and sinuses. We often use them when planning oral surgery, extractions, implant placement, and wisdom teeth extractions, or for children who cannot tolerate bitewings.

We take panoramic x-rays for people who have dentures to monitor bone health over the years.

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