Many of the surgical treatments we provide are safer and more effective thanks to improved dental technology. From treatment planning to restoration design, new technology has enriched almost every aspect of modern oral surgery. New technology is constantly changing the way we treat, diagnose, and even prevent oral health problems.
At Serenity Dental, we stay up to date on the latest technology for the benefit of our patients. We place your well-being above all else and spare no expense when it comes to your personalized care. If you are looking for a state-of-the-art oral surgery facility, you have come to the right place!
We now offer same-day crowns which, as the name implies, are made at our office and placed on your tooth in just one visit! Same-day crowns are made possible thanks to computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
The process for receiving a same-day crown is very similar to the process for receiving a traditional crown except that the crown is crafted at our office as soon as we take an impression of your tooth. And our method for taking an impression of your teeth is, instead of taking a putty mold of your teeth, we’ll take a digital impression of it. This is accomplished by dusting your tooth with a reflective powder and scanning it with a handheld wand-like digital scanner. By using this method, we get an accurate 3D model of your dental structures which we will use to construct the same-day crown.
The construction of a same-day crown is done in our office. It is done by a CEREC® machine that uses the 3D image of your tooth to carve a piece of ceramic material into the exact shape of your replacement tooth. The color of the crown is closely matched to your surrounding teeth and is finished by staining and glazing it to ensure a great aesthetic and functional fit.
The function and lifetime of traditional and same-day crowns are exactly the same. This means that the only trade-off you make when you receive a same-day crown as opposed to a traditional crown is not having to come back to our office!
The Guided Implant Surgery system gives us a real advantage when we are performing dental implant placement surgery, allowing us to place implants with high accuracy and stellar success rates.
The X-Guide works in unison with cone beam 3D imagery to give us a live video overlay not only of your jaw, bone, and teeth, but also our drilling tools in relation to them. The X-Guide shows us the exact angle, depth, and placement of every action we take in your mouth in real time. This gives us the ability to precisely control the placement of every implant procedure we perform.
Implant placement outcomes are better with the X-Guide, giving us a higher implant success rate, and happier patients. Even the recovery process can potentially improve from the X-Guide system. Patients who have implants placed using the X-Guide system may in some cases achieve faster and smoother recovery results than those who have no surgical guide.
For years, orthodontists and dentists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, Invisalign® treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.
Invisalign® uses 3D computer imaging technology to formulate and present the complete treatment plan, from the initial position to the final desired position. Based on this plan, a series of custom-made clear "aligners" are produced. Each "aligner" moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
A dental X-ray is an essential diagnostic tool for any oral surgeon. In the past, X-rays required film slides, complete with a long and tedious development process. These days, we use digital X-rays due to their numerous advantages over traditional methods.
Intraoral x-rays are the most common type of dental radiograph. To conduct a digital intraoral X-ray, a small electronic sensor is placed in the mouth. The sensor enables us to capture images of your teeth, roots, and supportive bone without the use of film slides. The position of the electronic sensor is dictated by the type of intraoral X-ray you need.
Digital X-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than a film-based X-ray. They also allow us to magnify or manipulate the image to gain a more comprehensive overview of your oral structures. Without the film development process, we can retake an X-ray instantly and share them electronically, all without affecting the environment.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of our cutting-edge technology, our team is happy to help. Call (509) 919-1471 or (509) 483-2264 to schedule your appointment today!