iTero® Digital Scanner
Traditional dental impressions involve biting down into a tray of goopy, strange-tasting dental putty, which can be an uncomfortable experience that triggers the patient’s gag reflex. With digital dental impressions, a handheld device is run over the top, sides, and bottom of the teeth, and thousands of high-quality images are captured to create accurate digital impressions quickly and effectively.
Digital X-rays can capture detailed dental images within seconds, and they emit far less radiation than traditional X-rays, which is safer for the patient as well as our team. These images can also be greatly enhanced, allowing our team to identify dental issues when they are just beginning to develop. Our office also uses panoramic X-rays, which can be especially helpful for planning treatments like dental implants and orthodontic services.
CT scans are used in dentistry to create 3D models of the patient’s teeth, mouth, jaw, and neck. During the scan, the patient stands still while the machine moves in a semi-circle in front of them, capturing hundreds of images that are used to create a detailed 3D model. These quick and painless scans are incredibly helpful for diagnosing dental issues and creating custom treatment plans.
Ever wish you could see what your dentist sees? Intraoral cameras are handheld devices that stream live video to a screen. They allow both the patient and the dentist to get an up-close look at the patient’s teeth and gums, which can be very beneficial during dental exams. These cameras can also take high-quality pictures that can be added to the patient’s treatment plan for future reference or insurance purposes.
Soft-Tissue Laser Therapy
While dental lasers may sound intimidating, soft-tissue laser therapy is highly effective for treating periodontal disease. Since lasers are extremely precise, they can remove inflamed gum tissue without affecting much of the healthy gum tissue. Laser therapy also reduces the chances of infections developing, and patients tend to have more comfortable treatments and faster recovery times overall.Contact Us
Our Modern Dental Technology
At Texas Star Dental, we believe investing in state-of-the-art dental technology is an essential part of providing exceptional dental care. Our equipment is designed to help patients have efficient, effective, and comfortable dental experiences. We always want your appointments to be as pleasant as possible as well as highly productive. To learn more about our technology or our services, please contact us.