Using Digital Technology To Improve Your Oral Health

Our office strives to offer Newhall, CA, residents comprehensive dental care, addressing general and cosmetic issues, as well as serious restorative concerns and even tooth loss. As part of the process, we employ advanced digital technology to plan and offer customized treatment. Learn how we use digital technology to perform x-rays and place dental implants.

Digital X-Rays with CT Scanning

X-rays have always been a key component of assessing your oral health and performing accurate diagnoses. However, we’ve been able to offer a digital alternative to traditional x-rays. With our alternative, we no longer need to have your images undergo a lengthy development process using very harsh chemicals. Instead, the images will be gathered quickly and available instantly chairside, allowing you to see your smile and enabling us to walk you through the diagnostic process. The procedure also uses up to 80% less radiation as well. We will be able to peer beneath your gum line, looking at your jaws and other oral structures.

Digital Scanning and Impressions

With computerized tomography, we replace the need for traditional dental impressions. In the past, before a dentist could create an orthodontic appliance or prosthetic, patients would need to bite down on a mold filled with a sticky material. The experience was rarely pleasant and often had to be repeated to ensure an accurate impression.

Now, we use digital cone beam CT scanning to gather a series of detailed digital images of your smile, which we accomplish using a small digital camera at the end of a wand. These 3D images will be used to create an accurate and highly-detailed model of your smile, including the teeth, roots, jawbone, jaw joints, and key oral structures. We then design accurate crowns, veneers, bridges, and dentures. We also help address tooth loss by guiding the placement of dental implants.

Planning Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants don’t rely on crowns to stay in place like bridges, or suction and metal clasps like dentures. We actually insert them into the jawbone, where they bond with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointregation, allowing to them to act as new tooth roots. With our CT scans and images, we can help choose the optimal placement area, picking the section best able to withstand the bite forces and pressure a tooth must endure. We guide placement as the dental implants is inserted. If you have any questions about tooth loss, or about our use of CT technology, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Digital Technology?

Our team offers personalized care to help you enjoy a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile. To learn more about how we employ advanced technology, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.