Dental technology is amazing, and it’s changing at an ever rapid pace. The team at Advanced Smile Design is constantly integrating the latest innovations into our dental office so we’re able to deliver care that is even more comfortable, precise, and efficient. That way, a patient can get exactly what they need and back to their life as quickly as possible. When you step into one of our treatment rooms, it will feel like you’re in the not-to-distant future thanks to our state-of-the-art tools, and you’ll love how they’ll make your appointment fly by.
This pen-sized device enables both our team and our patients to get a much better look at their smiles. It fits easily in the mouth, and it can capture high-definition images of the teeth and gums that we can display on a large monitor right in the treatment room. These make it much easier for our team to spot potential problem areas, point them out to patients, and discuss the benefits of treatment. With it, we can make sure a patient completely understands what their dentist is talking about at all times.
Many oral health problems have early signs that can’t be seen with the naked eye, but X-rays enable us to catch and treat issues as soon as they pop up. Thankfully, digital X-rays have brought this diagnostic tool into the 21st century and have a number of unique benefits compared to traditional film radiography. They create much sharper images by comparison, and they also take less time to do so. Better yet, the process also emits about 90% less radiation, helping many patients breathe a sigh of relief.
When we need more information about a patient’s dental anatomy than what a traditional X-ray can tell us (such as when performing dental implant placement), that is when we like to use our CT/cone beam scanner. With it, we can map out a patient’s teeth, jaws, and surrounding oral structures in exhaustive detail by creating a 3D X-ray model. We actually have a mobile version of this device, so we can capture this image either in our dental office or wherever a patient likes to make their care more convenient.
Lasers aren’t just science-fiction anymore! Our soft tissue laser is a small, handheld device that emits an extremely concentrated beam of light we can use to target and eliminate harmful bacteria located deep below the gum line. Laser therapy is much less invasive compared to traditional gum treatment, enabling us to help a patient while keeping them more comfortable. In fact, most don’t even need local anesthesia during a laser procedure because it is so painless!