Dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades. Modern technology helps dentists detect oral health problems in the earliest stages to extensive and expensive treatments can be avoided.
Keeping up with the latest and greatest dental technology is essential to providing minimally-invasive treatment options and high-quality dental care. Our patients deserve the best!
At California Dental Solutions in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Mina Levi offers a variety of modern dental technology, including:
- Intraoral Camera
- Digital X-Rays
- iTero® Scanner
- Digital Smile Design
Continue reading to learn how these technologies help us provide you with the most comfortable dental experience and help you gain and maintain optimal oral health.
Intraoral cameras help dentists examine parts of the mouth that are difficult to reach and allow the dentist to display pictures of the teeth and gums to the patient. This tool is essential for diagnosing dental issues like cavities, gum disease, and dental damage.
The intraoral camera significantly reduces the amount of time patients spend at the dentist’s office. Before, it could take hours for dentists to examine the entire oral cavity for complications. With the intraoral camera, this process takes just minutes and is much more effective than the naked eye.
These cameras can detect oral health problems in their earliest stages so patients receive minimally invasive, cost-effective treatments rather than extensive and expensive ones. Patients also appreciate that they can see what issues the dentist is referring to, rather than just blindly trusting them.
Digital dental x-rays offer several incredible benefits over traditional x-rays, including:
- They use 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
- Dental appointments are shorter because no preparation is necessary.
- Allow dentists to send dental records immediately to a specialist or general practitioner if necessary.
- Digital x-rays are environmentally friendly because they do not use any chemicals to develop the film.
- They provide a complete, high-quality picture of the oral cavity so patients receive a more accurate diagnosis.
- Dentists can view the x-rays immediately so there is no need for a separate appointment.
Radiation exposure is a big deal as it can increase your likelihood of cancer. It can also create short-term effects like vomiting, fainting, hair loss, and bleeding. This is a major reason why we are proud to offer digital x-rays at our San Francisco dental practice.
The iTero Digital Scanner removes the need for traditional molds and impressions. This means less mess and less stress for you and our dental team. Digital impressions also help you get the most accurate fit for your treatment. Whether you are getting Invisalign®, dentures, or a retainer, the iTero scanner will ensure it fits as comfortably as possible.
We also have an iTero 5D scanner that eliminates the need for x-rays. This scanner allows Dr. Levi to scan the internal structure of your teeth to detect signs of cavities and provides immediate photos. This also integrates with Invisalign.
DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN
Digital Smile Design helps dentists create more beautiful smiles through effective planning and more efficient treatments. This treatment planning protocol analyzes the patient’s facial and dental structures.
Using photos and videos, we can create your treatment outcome before beginning treatment, so you know exactly what your smile will look like after certain procedures. This helps us create the most accurate treatment plan and ensure you achieve the smile of your dreams.
MODERN, COMFORTABLE DENTISTRY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA
At California Dental Innovations, our patients are our number one priority. That’s why we stay up to date with the latest technological advances. Let us help you and your family gain and maintain optimal oral health with advanced technology, minimally-invasive treatments, and compassionate dental care. Contact our office today at (415) 513-5066 or message us online to schedule an appointment.