At Midtown Family Dentistry of Dallas, Dr. Zach and Dr. Sara have incorporated state-of-the-art dental technologies and techniques that can help improve your experiences here. From high-resolution TV’s in the treatment operatories to all-digital dental X-rays that help minimize potentially harmful radiation exposure, these advanced touches go a long way towards making each appointment even more smile-inducing! Keep reading below to learn more, or contact us today in Dallas, TX if you’re ready to schedule an appointment.
Have you ever stopped and wondered exactly what your dentist is seeing as they peer inside your mouth during a typical exam? Thankfully, our advanced intraoral cameras can bring you into the loop and shed some much-needed light on what’s going on with your teeth and gums! Our team will navigate the camera-tipped wand through the mouth, capturing dozens of crystal-clear images that can then be displayed on a monitor in the room for easy viewing.
X-rays are very effective when it comes to discovering oral damage or decay that may be well-hidden underneath the surface of a patient’s smile. When compared with traditional film, all-digital radiography is faster (no darkroom development required!), more convenient, and safer as well for patients of all ages. In fact, overall radiation exposure is reduced by over 80%. We do still ask women to inform us if they are pregnant, though, in order to maximize their wellbeing during this diagnostic process.
We often need to take impressions of someone’s bite in order to fit them for a crown, veneer, or denture. In the past, this would involve the patient literally biting into a mold filled with dental putty, which often wasn’t a pleasant experience! Now, we can just use our iTero scanner to generate a perfect 3D model of the teeth with a quick scan. The process is fast, accurate, and doesn’t make a mess like the old one!
Also referred to as a cone beam scanner, a CBCT scanner is an incredibly advanced dental imaging machine that’s designed to capture thorough impressions of a patient’s smile. The device uses a cone-shaped ray of radiation to develop 3D images of your teeth, jaw, nerve pathways, and connective tissues. This scanner is an exceptional tool for both diagnosing complicated oral issues as well as creating a detailed map for intricate treatments, including dental implants and root canal therapy. Furthermore, the scanning process is straightforward and entirely non-invasive, making it a valuable and convenient device for ensuring reliable dental care.
Soft tissue lasers have a few different applications in dentistry, such as removing infected tissue to treat gum disease. Lasers have an advantage over traditional dental tools because they cause far less discomfort; in fact, they can often eliminate the need to numb the mouth for a given procedure. They also cause less bleeding and help accelerate the healing process. Furthermore, the energy from the laser kills harmful oral bacteria, thus sterilizing the mouth and lowering the risk of a reinfection or further issues.