Dental technology is a broad term encompassing all the tools dentists use to work on patients. At Rocklin Dental, the dental technologies we use include diagnostic devices such as x-rays and intraoral cameras, and treatment tools such as drills and other hand tools. Some technologies are so advanced that they are also commonly used for general or preventive dentistry procedures. Rocklin Dental now offers digital radiography systems. This uses less radiation than traditional X-rays but provides the same high-quality images. We also offer digital impressions, eliminating the need for messy impression.
Some of the innovative dental technologies we use include the following:
Air Abrasion & Aqua Abrasion
If you have tooth decay, our dentist will remove the decay from your mouth and clean and polish your teeth using air abrasion or aqua abrasion technology. As their names imply, air abrasion technology employs highly compressed air while aqua abrasion technology uses water to execute your therapy.
Treatments with air and aqua abrasion are less invasive, quick, and gentle. They also offer the advantage of being quieter than traditional dental drills, providing a more comfortable overall experience. In terms of function, this technique is similar to a sandblaster, washing away cavities while keeping your healthy teeth intact. This allows you to keep more of your original tooth structure, which also helps you have healthy, strong teeth.
The use of digital imaging allows our dentist to use radiography or X-rays that are safer and work more efficiently than traditional X-rays. The images are of much higher resolutions, providing a detailed view of the teeth and jawbones. Patient safety is better ensured since the amount of radiation used is significantly reduced.
Dental radiographs are essential for diagnosing and treating problems with the teeth and surrounding bone structure. Dentists use radiography to identify impacted teeth, diagnose cavities, monitor periodontal diseases, find bone loss due to missing teeth, evaluate the effects of an injury, and more. With the use of digital imaging, dentists can rely less on more invasive methods of diagnosis.
In-Office Same-Day Crowns
This cutting-edge technology enables us to complete your crowns and other restorations in just one visit to Rocklin Dental; restoring your beautiful smile without needing several appointments or uncomfortable temporary crowns. Our team can give you a custom-made, high-quality dental restoration in a single visit to our office, thanks to Primescan intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona.
Our dentist can evaluate comprehensive images of your jaw with panoramic X-rays, allowing us to arrange more effective treatments to restore your smile and dental health. Whereas ordinary X-rays, known as bitewing X-rays, show only a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, panoramic X-rays display the whole upper and lower dental arches, including all teeth, upper and lower jawbones, and surrounding facial tissues.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue lasers are used to perform periodontal treatments and other services. Lasers are a highly adaptable technology that enables our dentist to provide more comfortable and hygienic therapies, resulting in a shorter healing time after your procedure.
The use of dental lasers to complete dental treatments more comfortably, rapidly, and effectively is known as laser dentistry. Our dental practice is committed to providing you with the best care.
Telescopic loupes are a form of surgical telescope that resembles glasses. Loupes have strong magnifiers that enable our dentists to examine fine features of your teeth and mouth that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Improved vision is an essential tool for providing quality dental care. Telescopic loupes are binocular-like devices that are worn like glasses. They function by magnifying our dentists' eyesight over their normal range, allowing us to execute operations requiring close attention and precision. Our dentists can use loupes to see all of the microscopic features of your mouth and provide you with faster, more accurate dental care.
For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit Rocklin Dental at 5800 Stanford Ranch Rd #900, Rocklin, CA 95765, or call (916) 663-5555.