When it comes to dentistry, advances in technology develop just like in any other medical field. The only difference is Allen Smile Design takes the time to evaluate which technologies and new techniques work to make your dental visit better overall. If you’re wondering if Dr. Lewis has taken the time to introduce these technologies to her practice, you can read about them in more detail below! We’ve found that they all make your treatments more comprehensive, comfortable, and effective.
When you need to see a dental issue for yourself, the intraoral cameras in our office help us capture detailed high-resolution images that you might not get at any other practice. This small handheld device is equipped with a tiny camera in the tip, so we can take photos of your teeth, gums, and other areas of interest inside your mouth. These images are displayed on a monitor afterwards, making you an active participant in your next exam, rather than a bystander.
If you’ve ever avoided getting a dental crown placed because you didn’t like biting into gray, putty impression materials, you aren’t the only one. Thankfully, the iTero Digital Scanner removes the need for this step during the restoration process in most cases. This handheld device captures hundreds of photos of your teeth and mouth, then displays a 3D image of it on the iTero monitor. Whether you need a crown or series of Invisalign clear aligners made, you can get it done with greater comfort and precision.
If you have not experienced laser dentistry in the past, it’s important to note that the Solea soft tissue laser is 100 percent safe and effective at performing many basic dental treatments. Furthermore, treatments like gum therapy, cosmetic gum recontouring, and root canal therapy become much easier to complete. Since it cauterizes gum tissue immediately after contact, you can expect faster healing times and fewer post-operative symptoms following your care.
Traditional X-rays often took a long time to develop, but digital X-rays make the process practically instant! Not only can your detailed X-rays be captured in a matter of minutes with the help of our friendly team members, but we can reduce your risk to radiation by over 80 percent. While we can ensure that your next set of X-rays will be safe to complete, we take all the necessary precautions to give you peace of mind.