The incredible technology all around us can benefit us in all kinds of ways. Those benefits extend to dentistry.
Technology is constantly improving the way we diagnose smile complications and conduct routine procedures. Let’s take a look at some of the ways we use technology to improve your time in the dentist’s chair at West Valley Natural Dentistry.
Safer Digital X-Rays
Diagnostic x-rays have long been pivotal for accurate dentistry. In the past decade, dentists have started using digital x-rays, which create crisp, clear images without emitting the same levels of dangerous radiation. Digital x-rays can be examined instantly by the patient and doctor to learn more about the patient’s needs.
CEREC Crowns in a Day
No one wants to wait to create a better smile. When you decide you want to correct broken, decayed, or unsightly teeth with a dental crown, we can complete your treatment in a single appointment.
Convenient Digital Impressions
Remember that messy putty-like material that your dentist used for impressions in the past? Dr. Pfost and Dr. Davis use a digital imaging device for a cleaner impression experience.
VELscope® Oral Cancer Protection
VELscope® technology utilizes a bright blue light to expose changes and lesions that would otherwise be undetectable by your dentist. This cancer detection system can identify signs of disease earlier than ever before, so one painless scan could be truly life saving.
Dental Lasers for Greater Comfort
We use dental lasers for everything from cavity detection to gum disease treatment. Advantages of dental lasers over other dental tools include:
- A more comfortable procedure with evaporation instead of cutting
- Faster healing and tissue regeneration
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced need for anesthesia
- Lesser need for sutures
- Lower risk of developing a postprocedural bacterial infection
MOONRAY S 3D PRINTER
3D printers are revolutionizing many industries, including dentistry. The Moonray S is a great 3D printer anyway, but what makes it especially worth mentioning is that it comes with dental-grade resin. In other words, we can easily print safe and effective mouthguards, surgical guides, and more to make our job easier and your mouth healthier.
In keeping with using natural, innovative practices for our work, we are delighted with the benefits of ozone. We can use this incredible substance in two ways.
Before dental procedures, we may use ozone water to naturally disinfect a patient’s mouth. Ozone water kills bacteria upon contact for a more effective procedure. Ozone water also reduces patient postoperative pain and sensitivity because it adds oxygen into the tooth while decreasing the amount of work to be done.
If a patient is suffering from dental decay, we may be able to use ozone lasers to clear out the bacteria and halt the decay process. This is an alternative to using a drill. Using ozone instead of a drill may reduce the need for anesthetic, minimize discomfort, and accelerate the healing process.
Mouthguards for TMJ
If you are suffering from muscle soreness, chronic headaches, or any of the other problems associated with TMJ, we offer a conservative solution that really works. TMJ mouthguards will improve the stability of the jaw joint and allow the muscles to relax.
We are excited to show you how comfortable dentistry can be with the latest technology. Call our office to schedule a visit today.