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Advanced Technology
with Dr. Ben Tindal in Sarasota, FL


state-of-the-art technology
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At Tindal Prosthodontics, our team strives to provide a higher level of dental care than your average practice, and in order to do that, we need to have the right instruments. That’s why Dr. Tindal has invested in some of the most advanced dental technology available today, enabling him and our team to find, diagnose, and treat dental problems faster than ever while keeping our patients more comfortable. Many procedures you may have undergone in the past can now be painlessly performed with dental lasers or completed in less time thanks to computer-aided design technology. When you put the tools detailed below into our capable hands, a beautiful, healthy smile is all but guaranteed.

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virtual design
preview of your brand new smile

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see the results of a cosmetic dentistry treatment before you actually got it? Thanks to our virtual smile design system, that’s exactly what we can help our patients do.

It works like this: a patient comes in for a consultation appointment with Dr. Tindal, and this is when they’ll explain what they would like to change about their teeth. Dr. Tindal will then take a picture of the patient’s current smile and digitally alter it to show them how certain treatments will change its appearance. This gives the patient the ability to see their new smile from the world’s perspective and decide whether they like it or not. And, they can even take the edited image home to get the opinions of their friends and family.

If everything is perfect, Dr. Tindal can begin to turn the picture into a reality. Or, if a patient would like some adjustments to be made, they can be done in just a few seconds. In the end, this process helps give our patients peace of mind on the way to their new, beautiful smile.

Want to see what your smile could look like after teeth whitening? Porcelain veneers? Dental implants? We can help you look into the future so you can make a confident decision about your dental care. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.

Virtual Design

intraoral cameras

Dr. Tindal prides himself on staying up to date with the latest advances in technology. Before he invests in a device, he thoroughly considers its features and whether it has a track record of success. This careful approach led him to invest in a Medit intraoral scanner. This remarkable device can streamline the treatment process and lead to increased patient comfort. 


The scanner is a somewhat small, wand-like device. As we move it around the patient’s mouth, it captures countless images and assembles them into an accurate, three-dimensional representation of the patient’s teeth.

The scanner has a number of applications in prosthodontics. For example, it can help Dr. Tindal to:

  • Analyze a patient’s bite. Knowing how the teeth fit together is often a key part of designing high-quality dental prosthetics.

  • Create digital impressions. Such impressions can be used as the basis for designing crowns, bridges, and other prosthetics.

  • Diagnose oral health problems. The scanner is also a high-definition intraoral camera, which Dr. Tindal can use to identify areas of decay and other developing oral health problems.


There are quite a few dental technology companies out there, and many of them offer intraoral scanners. However, Dr. Tindal decided to invest in the one from Medit because, not only does it equip him to stay at the forefront of his profession, but it also provides direct benefits to patients.

Here are a few examples of how you can experience the Medit advantage:

No powder is required. Some digital impression machines require the teeth to be coated in a special powder. In the vast majority of cases, no powder is required with the Medit scanner, allowing you to have a more comfortable experience in our office.

Efficient operation. The Medit scanner has a high-definition option, but high-definition scans tend to take longer than standard ones. That is why it is possible for Dr. Tindal to capture high-def images of specific portions of the mouth — the areas that will be subject to treatment. This allows for a faster scanning process.

Visual Understanding. Dr. Tindal or a member of our team may share and explain some of the Medit’s images with you to help you gain a deeper understanding of your oral health.

Low gag risk. The Medit scanner has a small tip, which increases its maneuverability and decreases the chance that patients with a sensitive gag reflex will not be able to tolerate it.

Digital workflow. The scanner works with advanced Medit Link software, which makes it easy for Dr. Tindal to collaborate with other dental professionals in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your treatment.


The Medit intraoral scanner is just one example of how we prioritize our patients’ comfort and well-being. If you would like to learn more about it, or about anything else regarding our practice, we invite you to contact our team today.

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ct scanner

While a traditional 2D X-ray is great for finding dental problems before they’re visible to the naked eye, sometimes, Dr. Tindal needs more information about a patient’s dental anatomy. That’s when he likes to use our Planmeca Romexis CT scanner.

With it, he can create a fully 3D X-ray model of a patient’s teeth, jaw, and surrounding oral structures. This kind of image is not only very interesting to look at, but it also helps Dr. Tindal formulate precise treatment plans for more complicated procedures. For instance, he can use this kind of image to create a personalized surgical guide for dental implant placement that not only helps him find the perfect locations within the jaw to position a patient’s new teeth, but also perform the procedure while avoiding sensitive nerves to ensure a faster and more seamless recovery. To learn more about the CT scanner, contact us today.

digital impression system - Medit i700 and Primescan 

Dental impressions help us create a model of a patient’s teeth and bite, and with it, we can plan and design a wide variety of treatments so that they blend seamlessly into the smile both functionally and aesthetically.

In the past, impressions were created by having a patient literally bite down into dental putty, and if you’ve ever gone through this, then we bet it wasn’t exactly your favorite experience!

Now, using a small digital scanner, we can keep the putty safely tucked away and make higher-quality impressions at the same time. The scanner can be easily moved throughout the mouth to capture dozens of close-up images of the teeth and gums, and using software, they can be pieced together to create a 3D digital impression. The entire process only takes a few minutes and even generates a higher-quality impression compared to the traditional physical model.

To learn more about digital impressions and how they lead to faster and more comfortable care, contact us today.

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At most other dental practices, if a patient needs to have a broken or decayed tooth repaired with a crown, it will take at least two visits to the office, a messy impression, and a week spent with an unreliable dental crown to do it.

Meanwhile, at Tindal Prosthodontics, we use state-of-the-art technology to streamline the entire process into one easy appointment where a patient can walk in and walk out with a completely repaired tooth in just a short amount of time.

The secret is CEREC technology, which stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics. It combines computer-aided design and manufacturing technology to create fully-customized dental crowns in a fraction of the time compared to the traditional method.

After preparing your tooth to fit a crown, Dr. Tindal will take a digital impression of it, and he will use this to actually design your restoration. This information will then be sent to our in-house milling machine where the crown will be carved from a solid block of dental porcelain.

When it’s finished, Dr. Tindal will cement it into place, and you’re done, no follow-up visit required! And, just like a lab made crown, you can trust a CEREC-made restoration to look great and last for decades to come.

Ready to have one of your teeth repaired in the quickest and most efficient way possible? To learn more about CEREC or schedule an appointment, contact us today.

lightwalker laser

Imagine going to the dentist because you have a cavity, but instead of using a loud drill to treat your tooth, they utilize a whisper-quiet laser instead. That’s the reality here at Tindal Prosthodontics thanks to the LightWalker Laser. This instrument enables Dr. Tindal to perform a wide variety of procedures faster and more effectively than ever before, all while keeping a patient more comfortable and shortening their recovery time. This device will completely change the way you feel about visiting the dentist!

What can we use the LightWalker Laser for? 

  • Removing tooth decay (no more dental drill!)

  • Preparing a tooth for a crown or filling

  • Gum disease treatment

  • Crown lengthening

  • Gum recontouring


The benefits of LightWalker Laser dentistry

  • Less Invasive: The traditional way of performing the treatments above can often cause micro-cracks to form in the enamel or irritation in the soft tissues. Thanks to the precision of the laser, however, we can take care of your smile without these side effects, reducing post-treatment pain and dramatically shortening recovery time.

  • Non-Invasive Gum Therapy: Advanced cases of gum disease used to always require surgery to enable a dentist to remove the harmful plaque and tartar deep below the gum line. Now, Dr. Tindal can use a non-invasive laser treatment instead, eliminating gum disease bacteria from periodontal pockets to stop an infection in its tracks.

  • More Relaxing Treatments: The laser generates practically no heat, sound, or vibration. Many procedures are so gentle that patients don’t even need local anesthetic to remain completely comfortable.

  • Faster Care: Because we often don’t need to numb patients before using the laser, procedures usually require less time, which makes your appointments shorter! You won’t have to deal with a numb mouth and lips hours after you go to the dentist, meaning it will be easier to schedule your appointments without throwing off your entire day.

If you have a cavity or require treatment for advanced gum disease, laser dentistry can likely provide what you need while saving you time and discomfort compared to traditional methods. If you’re ready to benefit from all the advantages of laser dentistry, be sure to call Tindal Prosthodontics today to schedule an appointment.

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