Advanced Dental Technology – Frisco, TX
Instruments that Enhance Patient Safety and Comfort
As commercial gadgets continue to evolve and improve, we see enhancements in our daily lives. The same is essentially true in dentistry. At Archway Dental, we use innovative devices to make your appointments with us more comfortable, more efficient, and more effective. From providing faster diagnosis to reducing discomfort in treating cavities, and much more, we utilize the advanced dental technology listed below to create a better dental experience.
Why Choose Archway Dental for Advanced Dental Technology?
- Technology That You Will Not Find at Other Practices
- Enhanced Comfort
- Shorter Treatment Times
A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner uses the same type of radiation as a normal X-Ray. The difference between the two types of machines is that a CBCT captures much more detailed images — and the images are three-dimensional!
Why is our Carestream 8200 3d CBCT scanner so useful? It is essential in planning for complex procedures. For example, if you would like to get dental implants, the CBCT provides a fast and noninvasive way for us to get an in-depth understanding of your oral anatomy. It can also help us plan for root canal therapy and other advanced services. The scanning process is painless and usually takes less than one minute.
Not all dental practices have invested in CBCT machines, so they may have to send their patients to an outside practice to get scanned. The fact that we have a CBCT right here in our office makes your dental experience more convenient and less time-consuming.
Our Carestream 3600 3D color scanner will change the way you think about dental impressions. If you have had to get impressions in the past, you probably remember a lengthy and unpleasant experience as you had to bite down on a tray filled with goop. If you accidently moved your teeth before the impression was set, you had to start over again.
Our intraoral scanner makes that process a thing of the past. It creates digital impressions — no goop necessary. We simply move a small wand around your mouth, and it captures thousands of images of your teeth, which then get assembled into a digital, full color model. We then use the model to begin designing your restorations or evaluating your treatment needs. The scanning process is very quick and highly accurate, so it can reduce the amount of time you spend in our office. It also has a lower risk of causing gagging than traditional impressions. Plus, because it eliminates the need for plastic trays and impression putty, it helps our practice lessen our impact on the environment.
We use our Carestream 1200 intraoral camera to display live images of your mouth on chairside screens. Not only do our patients think it is cool to see what is going on in their mouth, but it also empowers them. Our team can use the displayed images to help you thoroughly understand why we recommend a certain treatment or why we suggest that you make certain changes to your oral care routine.
The camera is also an important diagnostic tool. It helps us to see into the nooks and crannies of your mouth that might be tricky to examine with just our eyes and dental mirrors. It can enable us to catch developing dental problems before they start to cause you pain — and before they become expensive to treat.
Cavity Detection Device
The Carivu cavity detection device uses near-infrared light to illuminate cracks, lesions, and cavities on teeth. In essence, it allows Dr. Parmar and our team to see through the teeth and identify areas that may require treatment. This enables us to spot cavities well before they begin to cause you pain — perhaps even while the decay is still reversible. You could even avoid the need for a filling! The near-infrared light is completely safe and unlike X-Rays, doesn’t expose you to any radiation. That makes it especially valuable for use on pregnant women or other patients who want to get X-Rays as rarely as possible.
Soft Tissue Laser
The Picasso Light soft tissue dental laser uses a highly concentrated beam of light to make dental treatment as comfortable and efficient as possible. In many cases, it can completely eliminate the need for sutures and scalpels because as it cuts soft tissue, it also cauterizes. Therefore, there is minimal bleeding. Procedures performed with a laser come with a shorter recovery time and a lower risk of infection than those performed with traditional tools. In some cases, our laser can even eliminate the need for local anesthesia because it makes procedures so comfortable. We can use our laser for a range of treatments, including gum disease therapy and much more.
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