How Technology Informs Dental Care
Dental technology helps our team make your dental experience as positive as possible while providing you with the oral healthcare you deserve.
With advancements in dental technology, we can help provide you with a more comfortable, precise way of diagnosing and treating your dental problems and oral health concerns.
Our diagnostic imaging allows us to detect any issues that may be present within the teeth, gums, and oral structures. Using other forms of technology at our disposal, such as dental lasers, we strive to complete a variety of dental procedures while minimizing pain and discomfort.
Our goal is to provide patients with dental care while making sure they are fully informed of what is going on. Dental technology not only helps us care for our patients, but it also allows us to further educate them on their oral health.
Digital X-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic X-ray film. They produce highly detailed computer images of the teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions, allowing your dentist to examine parts of the mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.
Panoramic X-rays allow your dentist to create a single image of your entire mouth. This shows a flat representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures. These X-rays are often used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions, and implants.
In dentistry, lasers (focused light beams) can be used in a variety of soft and hard tissue procedures. They allow our dentists to perform dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Allegra Dental, our dentists use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, to reshape the gums, to harden dental restorations quickly, or to whiten teeth.