Dr. Renkuntla takes continuing education seriously, which means he’s always looking for ways to improve the dental care experience for patients of all ages. As time passes, it’s important to include technologies into the dental office that can actually make a difference in your treatment. If the technology improves comfort, the diagnostic process, or the quality of a certain treatment, you can bet that he’s providing it in his dental office. Keep reading to learn how you can benefit from advanced dental technology!
It can feel quite alienating when you have to take a dentist’s word for it when they say you need a certain treatment. With the help of the Care Stream Intraoral camera, we can closely examine your many dental structures, capture images of your mouth, then display these images on a nearby monitor. Not only can you understand exactly why you may need a specific treatment, but we can prove to your insurance company why you do as well.
Dental X-rays are a crucial part of diagnostic care in dentistry. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to confirm problems that may be invisible to the naked eye. Because our X-rays are fully digital, capturing images only takes a few minutes and you can examine them right away. Additionally, going digital helps us reduce radiation exposure by over 80 percent. Of course, we’ll also take the necessary precautions to keep you and your family members protected.
Creating restorations would typically require biting into gray putty-like material. However, we understand that many people find this process unpleasant. That’s why we use a digital impression system to capture detailed images of your oral structures. Of course, this technology doesn’t only make it easier to create dental crowns. If you’re considering the use of clear aligners to straighten teeth, the digital impression scanner streamlines this process as well, making it easier to receive your series from our dental office.
While metal dental instruments have been the standard for most treatments, there are other ways we can get the job done. Our soft tissue laser is capable of performing many basic treatments, including scaling and root planing via periodontal therapy and preparation for dental fillings. The technology utilizes a highly concentrated beam of light to modify tissue and enamel in a more precise, conservative, and comfortable way. Plus, because the laser cauterizes tissue immediately after contact, it reduces the amount of time necessary for your mouth to heal compared to metal instruments.
Prevention is key to long-term oral health, which is why our dental office utilizes a cavity detection system. This device, as well as its advanced software, makes it easier to catch the earliest signs of cavity development, giving us the opportunity to treat teeth before they develop cavities. Early detection also gives us a chance to recommend treatments and at-home habits that work to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, so you can stop cavity development in its tracks.
Our CBCT scanner essentially allows us to take a CAT scan of just your head, which creates a highly detailed 3D model of all your teeth, both jaws, and the adjacent structures. We can use this to accurately diagnose more complicated problems and plan complex treatments like dental implant placement. It can even reveal the location of sensitive facial nerves so they can be avoided during a procedure to ensure the patient’s comfort.