How Dental Technology is improving the Patient’s Experience
Where would dentistry be without technology? We would still be in the era where dentists use foot-powered dental drills and massive injections. And without dental x-rays, dentists would just be guessing your dental issues by looking at the superficial signs and symptoms on your teeth and gums.
But times have changed, and dentistry has changed, too. Without a doubt, dentistry is where it is today because of technological advancements. At Chacon Dental Studio serving patients in Dublin, California, we know you can’t “wow” patients without incorporating cutting-edge technology in dental procedures. As a result, we use numerous technological advancements to make dentistry safer, faster, and comfortable.
- Intraoral camera: This is a camera that lets us take photos inside the mouth. A photo is worth 1,000 words. These cameras allow us to see, show and explain what is going on with your teeth.
- Digital Scanner: Traditional impressions are quite literally a mess. It involves biting an uncomfortable, goopy material while trying not to gag or swallow. And that’s not all. This material leaves a bad taste even after it’s removed from your mouth. With digital cameras, taking impressions has never been this easy. It’s clean, comfortable, and fast.
- Digital x-rays: Gone are the days when dental x-rays involved high radiation-emitting x-rays. Today’s digital x-rays produce sharper and bigger images while being gentle on the patient and environment — digital x-rays don’t use chemicals to process images, plus they emit little radiation.
- CT scanning: If the dentist needs more precise images than a digital x-ray, digital scanning is an option. Cone beam CT scanning generates a super-detailed 3-D visual of your oral anatomy, boosting the success of dental procedures like implants.
- CEREC technology: It’s hard to imagine that you can receive crowns, veneers, and indirect fillings with just one appointment! That has been made possible due to CEREC technology. Today, procedures that used to take numerous visits can now be done in a matter of hours. CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to take bite impressions and fashion your dental appliances as you wait!
- Solea CO2 Laser: It is a hard and soft tissue laser that can be used to remove cavities without anesthetics. It is also used to sculpt your gum tissue or remove possible soft tissue lesions that may be cancerous.
If you want to benefit from state-of-the-art dental technology, please dial (925) 833-9643 to make Chacon Dental Studio your primary dental provider. Dr. Robert A. Chacon Jr. and the team use advanced dental technology to help you reach your oral care goals.