Advanced Dental Technology
Dental technology has greatly advanced over the years, always moving toward one goal: giving patients better experiences and outcomes. Our dental team at Authentic Smiles uses tools such as the following to diagnose and treat problems.
X-rays are a key dental technology for diagnostic purposes. Also known as dental radiographs, they provide our team a look at the state of your teeth, roots, and jaw. X-rays can help detect issues such as tooth decay and cysts as well as bone loss from periodontal disease. Abscesses and problems with tooth positioning may also come to light thanks to X-rays. Today’s X-ray technology produces relatively little radiation and is considered quite safe.
Intraoral cameras are a dental technology whose benefits are readily apparent to both dentists and patients. Today’s intraoral cameras are unobtrusive and are able to give dentists a look inside a patient’s mouth by producing high-quality digital images. Like X-rays, they can help detect a range of problems, including soft tissue lesions and broken teeth. Magnification helps dentists spot problems that may otherwise escape the naked eye. Because these images are easy to show to patients, they can help patients in Austin understand what’s going on in their mouths.
Intraoral scanners are handheld devices that can be used to take digital impressions of your teeth without the need for messy, traditional impression trays. These digital impressions provide a faster and more accurate experience. Dr. Matt utilizes the Carestream 3800 Intraoral Scanner to provide you with the highest level of care.
Dental lasers can be used for a variety of applications. Common uses of dental lasers include finding cavities, preparing cavities for fillings by killing bacteria and reducing tooth sensitivity. Through laser treatments, patients may also find relief from cold sores and pain in the temporomandibular joints. Additionally, lasers have proven useful for reshaping gum tissue and correcting restrictive frenulums in children. Authentic Smiles uses the Summus Horizon Laser for the treatment of TMD and many other conditions. The Summus Horizon Laser is regenerative, non-invasive, and offers pain management through photobiomodulation.
Dental 3D Printing
Authentic Smiles uses the SprintRay Pro55-S High-Resolution 3D Printer System to offer you care with professional dental appliance creation right in our office.
Dental Technology and Your Oral Health
Our dentist may have other technological implements at their disposal as well. Such tools provide even more benefits when they’re combined with a regular schedule of dental visits and good oral hygiene at home. Contact our office in Austin today to learn how breakthroughs in dental technology can help with your oral health.