Dental Technologies at
Shelby Dental Care Center
Dental Technologies offered at Shelby Dental Care Center
The following digital tools and advanced dental treatment help patients achieve good oral health with the precision and convenience of our advanced dental technologies.
Computerized Custom Smile Design
Our computerized custom smile design allows our dental team to capture your current dental condition and simulate the teeth adjustments based on your treatment plan. It involves the details on the proposed movement of your teeth and gums to help you reach your dream smile. It also allows us to show you a visual of the before and after look of your smile for better dental education.
Laser technology is one of the advanced dental technologies that allow us to use high-precision light energy to treat several dental problems. It involves a range of treatments that have been used to treat gum disease, aid in teeth whitening, veneer removal, and achieve accurate gum adjustments. The advantages of laser therapy include:
- Less painful than traditional procedures
- Reduce the anxiety in patients with fear from the sound of a dental drill
- Less bleeding and inflammation, leading to a shorter recovery period
Intraoral cameras are pen-shaped cameras with small lights that help light up the damaged teeth or gums. It also captures the image or video of tooth decay and other conditions so our team can show it to you on a wider screen. The close-up images of your teeth and gums allow us to explain your treatments better.
In some cases, it provides a clear picture of conditions like mouth sores that can indicate a sign of oral cancers affecting your overall health.
Low-Dose Digital X-Rays including Extraoral X-Rays
Digital x-rays allow our team to see and diagnose issues beyond the gum line. The x-ray results help reveal hidden issues in the gums which aid in a full mouth diagnosis. They also help in several treatments like tooth extraction, root canal therapy, and oral surgery.
Aside from dental issues, jaw problems can also be detected in full-mouth X-rays. TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is a silent condition in the jaw that manifests through different symptoms.
Digitally-Scanned (3D) Impressions
Digitally scanned impressions are the latest technology in capturing a replica of the mouth. It is a scanner that comes in the form of a wand. It is placed in your mouth to capture every tooth and soft tissue in your mouth.
Digital scans of the mouth provide effective visuals in building dental appliances, placement of dental crowns, and smile transformations. It also helps our dental team to strategize your orthodontic adjustments using clear aligners and braces.