Innovative Dental Technology Downey CA

Technology

Innovative Dental Technology Downey, CA

Dental technology is constantly evolving. Your Downey dentist is staying up-to-date on these systems to better serve the dental needs of you and your family.

Recent Dental Technology

There are almost too many technological advances to mention. Here are just a few that have proved helpful to Downey Dental Arts and our patients:

CAD/CAM Technology

CAD/CAM technology refers to:

  • CAD: Computer-aided drafting/design
  • CAM: Computer-aided manufacturing

For decades, CAD/CAM technology has been used in various industries, such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Engineering
  • Fashion design
  • Interior design
  • Architecture

Downey dentists are now using this technology to create restorations for cracked, broken, or missing teeth, including:

Why do we love this technology? It’s because it allows us to create custom restorations in one visit. Typically, we would have to wait weeks for a dental lab to fabricate these restorations. Now, patients only need a single visit!

Innovative Dental Technology Downey CA
Innovative Dental Technology Downey CA

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are one of the best advances in dentistry. These x-rays help our Downey dentist catch oral abnormalities and diseases more effectively with ease.

We can enlarge the images and change the contrast for more accurate diagnoses. Digital x-rays often create sharper images, too, which allows us to catch problems early so we can treat them before they turn into something that can cause a lot of pain and cost a lot of money.

Radiation exposure is something many patients worry about when they’re due for regular x-rays. That is another reason we love this technology: Digital x-rays produce less radiation than traditional film x-rays. In fact, they can produce up to 90% less radiation.

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a tiny digital camera that is often used for:

  • Diagnostic purposes
  • Insurance evidence
  • Patient education

The camera can take pictures of just about any area in the mouth, most of which are difficult to see with the naked eye. In the past, we’d try to show a patient a soft-tissue lesion or cracked tooth with our mouth mirror and a hand mirror. It was almost always impossible to see, though.

Now, with intraoral cameras, your Downey dentist can point the camera at a particular spot in your mouth, and you’ll see an enlarged image of it on a computer screen. It’s easier to see what’s going on in your mouth and why you need particular treatments.

Additionally, we can send these images to insurance companies as proof that you need a certain procedure. For example, a crack in a tooth rarely shows up on an x-ray. But with a digital image, we can show your insurance company that a crown is a necessity.

Technology in Orthodontics

One of the best innovations in Downey orthodontics is Invisalign® clear aligners. Impressions are taken of the patient’s teeth to create plaster models. The Invisalign® program creates multiple models that show the teeth in various stages of progression toward ideal occlusion.

Heavy-duty plastic material is used to create these clear aligners, and a new set of aligners is created using the different models. Every few weeks, you get a new set of aligners.

We love the Invisalign® system because it:

  • Is more comfortable than traditional braces
  • Allows patients to eat with ease
  • Allows patients to brush and floss normally
  • Often produces faster results
Innovative Dental Technology Downey CA

Why We Are Advocates of Dental Innovation

Advances in dental technology make dental appointments shorter and treatment more comfortable. They help your Downey dentist make more accurate diagnoses. Ultimately, when we take advantage of the latest innovations, we’re better able to provide excellent care for our patients.

Staying Up-to-Date to Serve You Better!

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