Dental Technology Spring TX

Technology

Technology is altering the field of modern dentistry. New techniques and procedures make your visits more efficient, more comfortable, and easier on the environment. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment that speeds healing, and greater precision during dental procedures.

Three-Dimensional Dentistry!3D Dentistry Spring TX

3-D cone beam CT digital imaging technology is one of the latest improvements in dentistry. We are pleased to be one of the first practices in our area to provide this amazing service. Think of it as a three-dimensional X-ray that is more precise than conventional equipment, requires less processing time, and does it with far less radiation exposure. Ultra cone beam images present an outstanding advantage when diagnosing patients and evaluating treatment options compared to flat, two-dimensional images. This leads to much greater accuracy for all dental treatment but especially implant placement and oral surgeries.

The Laser Scanner Finds Ultrasmall Cavities Years EarlierDental Laser Scanner Spring TX

Have you ever had a dentist discover a cavity and insert a huge filling, and wondered why the filling is so immense if the cavity wasn't there just six months before? The cavity was there six months before – it just wasn't large enough to be detected on X-rays, and it wasn't visible to the dentist yet. The laser scanner reveals cavities years earlier, when the tiny cavity can be removed and repaired with a small, unnoticeable, bonded filling. Sometimes patients speak of tooth sensitivity, or mild to severe pain, yet X-rays and examination cannot easily locate the source. The laser scanner can identify previously undetected decay and, once revealed, allow us to remove the discomfort and leave you with a healthy smile.

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the TeamIntra Oral Dental Camera

Our doctors work together with patients to create a sense of teamwork. One of the ways they accomplish this is through the use of an advanced tool, the intra-oral camera. This marvelous device is a tiny video camera that reveals a close-up image of the interior of your mouth. You can personally see what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing great. You then become an active participant in each dental decision. You'll be amazed how this works!

Isolite™ – An Advance in Patient ComfortIsolite Dental Patient Comfort Spring TX

We are excited to present a wondrous new technology that makes your dental care much more comfortable. It's called Isolite. Essentially, it's a suction device and a brilliant light combined to illuminate the oral cavity and remove shadows. What does this mean for you?

  • Patients spend approximately a third less time in the chair.
  • Patients don't get that 'drowning" or "gagging" sensation because saliva doesn't accumulate.
  • Debris won't be swallowed because the mouth is continuously being "vacuumed."
  • Your mouth doesn't get strained because it's being held open.
  • The advanced visibility helps our doctors be more accurate.

Modern dentistry needs a dry "field" for best results. The Isolite keeps moisture from building on teeth and gums and often removes the need for the bulky rubber dam.

Digital Dental Xrays Spring TX

Digital X-Rays

We use the latest, most advanced digital X-ray equipment, with Schick 33 sensors that deliver the best digital images on the market. With this technology, a picture is produced of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded immediately into our computer. We can diagnose problems sooner and more accurately. Our panoramic digital X-ray machine, which is also the newest on the market, shows us your full mouth in one image, including your upper and lower jaws. These technologies result in less radiation exposure than conventional X-rays, there is no chemical developer waste to pollute the environment, and wait time for developing is eliminated.

Easier, More Comfortable ImpressionsDental Impressions Spring TX

The Cadent iTero™ digital impression system is dentistry gone 3-D. With iTero, we take a digital impression of the area to be treated, completely eliminating the uncomfortable tray and putty impression. What's more, iTero technology is highly accurate, all but guaranteeing a perfect fit for crowns or bridges, so you get to spend less time at the office and more time enjoying your new smile.

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Dr. Glass is trained in LANAP, a wonderful technique for laser treatment of gum disease that brings absolutely amazing results with no scalpels or sutures! Many of our patients can avoid the need for traditional gum surgery and even save their teeth. The miraculous PerioLase™ is the only FDA-approved laser for safe, effective gum surgery. It enhances the re-growth of bone around the teeth – something that a few years ago was thought to be impossible! Healing is faster and with less discomfort than regular surgery, too. Read more on LANAP on our Laser Gum Therapy page.

Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (281) 376-1214.

Advance Dentistry of Spring Texas

7000 Louetta Road, Suite A • Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214