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Diagnosing And Treating Smiles With Advanced Tech

When we look at your smile to create an accurate diagnosis, or if we need to create custom restorations and oral appliances, we employ the latest technology. Doing so offers care with unrivaled precision and accuracy. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about the advanced technology we use to improve smiles of all ages!

Digital X-Rays and Pressure Mapping

First, we need to diagnose the cause and extent of your oral health concerns, this way we can choose the most appropriate treatment option to bring relief and prevent further complications. With digital x-rays, we can do this without the need for uncomfortable bitewings and using 90% less radiation. The images are available right away chairside, so no need to wait for development. We can walk you through the diagnostic process, so you understand the state of your oral health.

We also have an advanced system to diagnose concerns with bite alignment and function. The Tekscan Pressure Mapping system involves examining the smile to assess which teeth make contact when you bite down, and where pressure is being exerted. We can then decide if you need oral appliances to improve balance and ease symptoms like jaw pain and headaches. You’re also protected by wear and breakage on your teeth, preventing major complications.

3D Printing Appliances and Restorations

When we examine your smile, we will take detailed digital images, which we combine to create a 3D computer impression, one far more accurate than old school physical impressions. Our team will then use these to design implant restorations, crowns, fillings, and oral appliances. The information is then uploaded into an onsite machine, which will craft these items in the same visit. In one sitting, we can transform your smile with custom appliances and restorations, as well as dental prosthetics too.

Dental Lasers

Dental lasers are beams of concreted light that we use to address issues with the soft tissues in your smile. They rarely require anesthesia, and prevent complications like bleeding, infection, and swelling. Treatment takes one visit, and most people return to normal activities after only a day. We can use them to provide fillings without the need for shots. We can reshape oral tissues to help prevent sleep apnea episodes, or replace the need for a drill when preparing teeth for restoration placement.

If you have any questions about the technology we use, then contact our team today to find out more. We’re ready to help you smile with confidence again!

Your Katy, TX, Dentist Provides Care with Precision

Our team wants to help you enjoy quality treatment for your oral health concerns. Call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 for more information on our technology, or to schedule your appointment.