Dental Technology in Arlington, TX
Technology in the dental field is ever-changing and our doctors enjoy learning how to integrate state-of-the-art equipment into their practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in dentistry allows our doctors to treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits. This equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish.
Our doctors and their team spend many hours each year training and taking advanced courses to ensure they deliver the best care, safely. Employing the latest technology means consistent results, so you’ll know what to expect at each visit. You’ll find that modern dental care with Caress Dental leaves you smiling.
At Caress Dental, you’ll discover dental care at its highest level; technology, advanced training, and compassionate service blended perfectly together.
Intra-oral imaging gives you a detailed view of your mouth in pictures and videos.
Putting specific problem areas onto a computer screen lets us see with clarity and detail that’s not possible with a traditional mouth mirror. Hand-held wands quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums. In fact, even small cracks that often lead to broken teeth appear vividly with the click of a button. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly by showing you what we see in great detail.
As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits often pay more quickly with the visual proof of a digital image.
Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays.
Technological advancements in x-ray technology provide multiple benefits, from safety to improved treatment results.
- Safety – Although traditional dental films require minimal radiation for image development, our digital x-ray system provides unsurpassed safety: up to 90% reduction in radiation compared to older film-based systems.
- Time Savings – Images captured instantly with a digital sensor lessen the time you spend in the dental chair.
- Better Outcomes – Improved image clarity increases our doctor’s ability to diagnose and treat conditions.
3D Imaging (ConeBeam CT)
We’re excited to offer the most advanced imaging process in dentistry: ConeBeam CT scanning, or 3D imaging. This technology allows us to create virtually unlimited views of your teeth, face, and neck with just one scan. We’re able to obtain high-quality, detailed information to diagnose and plan your treatment needs. We can evaluate your teeth and facial structures from literally every angle, in 3D, and in color! Routine x-rays, on the other hand, produce a single flat image with limited information.
The ConeBeam CT imaging system is a digital x-ray scanner that rotates once around your head while you stand or sit in a chair. The process is quick, simple, and completely painless. We use these scans to provide the best treatment in dental implants, root canals, diagnosis of dental and facial pain, etc.
Regardless of your needs, 3D imaging makes it possible to plan and customize your care unlike never before. You can have absolute confidence and satisfaction in the treatment you receive, knowing we’ve analyzed every problem with 3D technology.
Soft Tissue Laser
Laser technology continues to transform many procedures in healthcare. Once the subject of sci-fi movies, lasers now clearly provide benefits for mainstream treatment in medicine and dentistry. Shorter procedures, less discomfort, and quicker healing are just a few of the benefits of modern lasers.
The soft tissues of the mouth cover about 30 square inches of surface area. Annoying lumps or bumps may need removal with any unusual patches of tissue requiring further microscopic analysis. Traditionally, a surgical procedure involving incisions and sutures would be required to produce a biopsy sample. Today, a pen-shaped wand allows our doctors to remove suspicious or bothersome bumps in a couple of minutes. The healing stimulated by laser energy leads to rapid healing and little to no discomfort, without the need for stitches.
Similarly, gums can be quickly reshaped without bleeding, and some gum infections are now treated with rapid results. Even cold sores or mouth ulcers can undergo faster healing when laser energy passes over the surface. Better yet, the days of pain associated with these recurring ulcers can be dramatically decreased. Lasers are also safe for use with children and can help with growth and development issues or help wisdom teeth move into place.
A soft tissue laser offers a valuable benefit to many conditions in the mouth. Our doctors’ specific training in laser protocols opens many possibilities using one of modern dentistry’s most versatile tools.
iTero Element Scanner
Traditionally, hours of labor in a dental laboratory were required to make a crown or bridge. With the adoption of more technology into dentistry, digital imaging continues to grow in importance.
Most restorations begin with a mold of your mouth that involves messy impression materials. With the iTero Digital Scanner, you can say goodbye to the mess. iTero eliminates this step, replacing it with simple digital images captured with a handheld wand. The images quickly appear on a computer screen as 3D models of your teeth. Our doctors review the detailed images to make sure they meet their strict standards.
- NO messy impressions
- INSTANT images for review
- DETAILED reproduction for better outcomes
- FASTER case completion
- EXCEPTIONAL fitting restorations and appliances
We look forward to introducing you to the innovation of modern dentistry. iTero offers one more reason to experience the difference at Caress Dental in Arlington, TX.