If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you may be afraid of getting a lecture. No need to worry about that. That’s understandable, but instead of that, Tempe Smiles wants to show you all of the changes and new dental technology we have that help us take care of your oral health.
X-ray machines have come a long way in recent years. Tempe Smiles now uses Panorex technology, which is a digital x-ray that provides a panoramic view of your mouth from one side to the other. This helps the dentist understand the relationship between all of your teeth and jaw and how it all comes together.
We can now take a complete picture of your teeth and gums right away without using traditional darkrooms and photo processing chemicals. Also, traditional X-rays exposed patients to radiation. Thanks to advances in digital radiography, the entire process is transformed.
As with most conditions, finding cavities early on gives us a head start in effectively treating them. DIAGNOdent allows us to accurately identify hidden cavities before they spread and threaten the integrity of the tooth.
Soft-Tissue Laser Dentistry
A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. Lasers have been used more and more in modern dentistry thanks to its several uses. Dental lasers can be used to:
remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
help treat infections in root canals.
speed up tooth whitening procedures.
expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
Valplast® Flexible Partials
More lifelike and comfortable than traditional dentures, Valplast Partials are soft and lightweight partial dentures that bend and move with your mouth, providing you with more comfort when eating or speaking.
If you’re due for a check-up, give us a call today and come see for yourself how much the dentist’s office has changed!