Lake Worth, TX
Humans have always sought to improve and better themselves with tools and instruments. The field of dentistry is no different. Though hard to believe, one of the first technological advances in dentistry was made in 600 A.D. by the Mayans in the form of shells used as dental implants. Things have come a long way since that time.
Using every available technology for our patients, our professional team can provide you with the best treatment possible. Our office at HomeTown Dental at Lake Worth is always available for appointments, questions, or concerns you may have.
Soft Tissue Lasers
The FDA first approved lasers for dental applications in the mid 1990’s. Since then, they have only improved both in application and method. Whether it is reshaping gums, eradicating stingy bacteria, eliminating soft tissue infections, or removing bothersome tissue growths, lasers are the preferred method. By sealing the tissue in one step without the need for sutures, soft tissue lasers promote faster healing and have lower rates of infection.
CAD CAM Technology
Computers have become commonplace in dental offices. This tech is known as computer assisted design and computer assisted manufacturing. This is used in making custom dental appliances to a degree of accuracy never known before. When designed in this way, it provides a perfect fit for the patient’s mouth.
Digital Panoramic X-Rays
Providing images of patient’s teeth to form treatment plans has long been an accepted practice. With digital panoramic X-rays this is able to be done without patients having to hold film cartridges between their teeth. Completely digital, it provides a single image file of the entire patient’s mouth including the soft tissue as well as the teeth and mandible.
3D Cone Beam
Cone Beam is another X-ray technology but is far more than your typical X-ray. The Cone Beam renders a three-dimensional view of the patient’s mouth. What differentiates this from other imaging technologies, is it’s ability to see not only soft tissues and teeth but nerve pathways as well. It also allows the image to be manipulated to allow viewing from any angle to better view the areas of interest. It is pain-free and noninvasive and takes no more time than a traditional X-ray while generating far less radiation.
Guided Dental Implant Tech
An impressive advance in dental technology, is the procedure that provides patients with a new set of artificial teeth in less than 60 minutes. Utilizing CAD/CAM technology, creates esthetically pleasing artificial teeth. A computer-generated precision guide is used to place the implant anchors and can be done without a single incision.
The practice of micro dentistry includes magnification of the affected area in a patient’s mouth. This allows staff to better see and more accurately diagnose the issues at hand, scheduling less invasive procedures. This helps the patient’s recovery time and lessens the overall impact and pain levels.
If you have been struggling with oral health issues, let our office at HomeTown Dental at Lake Worth discuss the available technological options to help. Please call our professionals at (682) 516-3532 to discuss your options and to schedule an appointment today.