We want to offer the best care we can for our patients, from kids to adults. As part of the process, we use advent technology, in both the diagnostic and treatment phases. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about four of the high-tech treatment options we offer to help improve your oral health and smile beauty.
Dental lasers can target areas that need treatment with precision, so no healthy tissues are harmed. There is no need of scalpels or sutures, and the treated area heals quickly. Most people return to normal activities after a day! No need for anesthesia either. We can use them to provide no-shot fillings, or correct soft tissue concerns that cause sleep apnea. People often return to work or school following treatment too. You’re also less likely to develop swelling, bleeding, or infection afterward.
When we gather x-rays of your smile, we use a digital system. This means we don’t need you to bite down on uncomfortable bitewings, and instead you will place your chin on a rest and a machine will circle your head, gathering detailed images that allow us to conduct a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. The system uses 90% less radiation than traditional ones, and the images are available instantly chairside. No need to wait for a lengthy development period.
Tekscan Pressure Mapping
When we need to diagnose and create treatments for bite balance concerns, such as TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), we want to do so with precision. The Tekscan Pressure Mapping system will identify which teeth make contact when you bite down and how much pressure is exerted and how it is distributed. We then use the information to create mouthguards that fit comfortably and help relieve the stress and strain behind your TMJ and bruxism-related concerns, easing jaw pain and headaches. This also helps protect your teeth from injury!
3D Printing Systems
With our in-office 3D printer, our team can create implant restorations, custom crowns, and even prosthetics like bridges in the same visit, so we limit how much time is required to treat restorative concerns or replace missing teeth. If you have any questions about the technology we use, or if you would like to schedule a visit, then reach out to our team today.
Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist About The Technology We Use
Our team wants to help you smile without hesitation using advanced technology, so you obtain the care you need comfortably and effectively. Talk to our team about the technology we use to treat smiles of all ages, by calling us at Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849! Everyone deserves a strong and healthy smile, and we want to make that possible for you.