Innovative Dental Technology Long Beach CA

Dental Technology

Dental Technology Long Beach, CA

At Dentist of Long Beach, we are committed to staying up to date with the highest-quality, modern technology. It is a passion of ours because we know that it helps us serve our patients even better. The more informed we are on the latest dental technology in Long Beach, the more likely it is that the treatment we provide is going to be easier, faster, safer, and more comfortable for our patients than ever!

Why Is Dental Technology Important?

The latest dental technology is often the best. It helps us cut down on the time patients spend in the chair and helps ensure that treatment is safe and comfortable, too.

The latest innovations include better products, like teeth whitening gels that cause less sensitivity or composite filling material that increases the stability and longevity of fillings.

The latest dental technology in Long Beach also includes powerful tools like lasers and 3D imaging that help us provide more advanced care and better fitting restorations.

What Are Some Technological Advances We Use at Dentist of Long Beach?

Here are just a few of the technological innovations we implement in our dental services at Dentist of Long Beach.

Innovative Dental Technology Long Beach CA
Innovative Dental Technologies Long Beach CA

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is a great alternative to the old-fashioned dental drill. Air abrasion is best used on patients who want to remove staining and discoloration, as well as those who have small cavities.

The air abrasion device discharges a stream of air and aluminum oxide particles. The targeted stream is aimed at the part of the tooth where there is stain or dental decay. Think of it as a mini-sandblaster. The device gently blasts away the stain and/or decay. We use a rubber dam and high-speed suction device to keep your mouth free of debris during the process.

An air abrasion procedure is gentle enough that most people don’t need anesthesia, which can significantly reduce the amount of time you spend in the dental chair. Unfortunately, this technology is not ideal for patients with larger cavities.

Intraoral Photos

An intraoral (or inside the mouth) camera is the size of a pen. We place it in your mouth to get a better view of your teeth and soft tissues. Then, an image is captured, and we can print it out or look at it on a monitor.

The intraoral camera allows us to get an up-close view of the structures of your mouth, which helps us to diagnose conditions more accurately (like a cracked tooth or oral cancer).

CAD/CAM Technology

In the past, whenever you needed a dental crown, we would have to take impressions and wait for a lab technician to fabricate the crown. The process took weeks – sometimes up to four to six weeks.

Now, utilizing CAD/CAM technology, we can fabricate a crown while you are still in the chair, and we will try it in and cement it right then, instead of having you come back for multiple appointments.

The process utilizes intraoral cameras and a computer program. The program creates the design, then sends the design to a manufacturing machine that fabricates the crown.

Dental Surgical Stents

Dental stents help with the placement of dental implants into the jawbone. The stent is created from a model of your mouth. It is an acrylic device with pre-drilled holes.

The stent fits over your jawbone where you are missing teeth. Your surgeon is then able to place the implants into the bone in the ideal position through the holes in the stent.

Ideal implant placement helps ensure implant to bone integration and proper function once we place crowns over the implants.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

We are excited to provide our patients with the latest orthodontic technology, too – including Invisalign clear aligners.

This orthodontic system is less cumbersome and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. They are also virtually invisible, making them a great choice for teens and adults who want to straighten their smiles discreetly.

Invisalign may also help you achieve your straighter smile goals in less time.

Innovative Dental Technology Long Beach CA

Technology Is Always Evolving – And So Are We!

There is always something new in dental technology. Some of the new tools and techniques do not fit the needs of our patients. But you can be sure that we will invest in, learn about, and implement those that do.

Learn How Dental Technology Can Benefit You at Dentist of Long Beach!

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