When you come to us with oral health concerns, our team can offer a diagnosis and plan treatment with advanced digital technology. We can also employ digital technology to design and create custom treatments, such as restorations or oral appliances. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about the digital technology we employ to offer optimal treatment.
First, we need to take a close look at your smile, so we identify the areas that need treatment and assess the extent of them. With digital x-rays, we can take pictures of your teeth, roots, jaw, and oral structures with precision and accuracy. No need for uncomfortable bitewings either! The image will be available instantly on a chairside monitor, so we can walk you through the diagnosis and limit how long you wait. No need for development in harsh chemicals at all. This system also uses a fraction of the radiation too. Our team can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy!
Tekscan Pressure Mapping
When we treat issues with jaw joint strain or bite imbalance including TMJ disorder and bruxism, we need to assess the issues with your bite and how your teeth fit together. With the Tekscan Pressure Mapping system, we can use digital technology to see where forces are being exerted, and plan the treatment process in detail. The system also allows us to design and custom-fit an oral appliance, one that is worn at night and helps correct the position of your jaw to assess TMJ and bruxism-related symptoms, such as jaw pain and headaches. You can obtain a better bite and a more comfortable smile!
3D Printing Your Restorations and Appliances
With 3D printing technology, we can take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles, and then use them to create oral appliances, crowns, prosthetics, and fillings. We then place them in the same visit, so you leave with an improved smile. We use lifelike materials too, so your results look natural. No need for physical impressions, such as trays and gooey materials. Instead, you obtain quality care in a single sitting with precision and accuracy.
If you have any questions about the digital technology we use to improve smiles of all ages, then contact our edam today to learn more. We’re ready to help you enjoy your best possible smile!
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Treats Smiles with Digital Systems
Our team wants to make sure you and your family maintain optimal oral health, and we can use advanced systems to make this possible in as little as one visit. For more information on the advanced dental and digital treatments we use to keep smiles healthy and strong, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.