When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Arango and her staff at Everbright Dental utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
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Everbright Dental is pleased to offer our patients CEREC restoration services-a superior method of creating precisely designed, color-matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our practice. From simple fillings to full crowns, CEREC delivers the results you need in a single appointment.
3D Digital Imaging
3D dental imaging (also known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT) allows Dr. Arango to see more anatomy, and with more clarity than other type of x-ray imaging. The focused x-ray beam reduces scatter radiation, resulting in a lower dose of radiation and better image quality, enhancing visualization of your teeth, bones, and surrounding hard and soft tissue.
The accuracy, precision, and clarity of images produced by 3D scans allows Dr. Arango to provide a better diagnosis, and helps prepare for a wide range of dental procedures, such as:
- Accurate placement of dental implants
- Extraction planning for impacted teeth
- Evaluation of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals, and nasal cavity
- Determining bone structure and tooth orientation
3D scans produce precise, anatomically accurate images of both hard and soft tissues with exceptional detail and clarity. These images allow us to plan and place implants exactly at the right position with perfect alignment and height.
2D Digital Imaging
Everbright Dental is also equipped with 2D digital imaging technology. Dr. Arango chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. 2D Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, radiation exposure can be as little as 10 percent less when compared to traditional film-based radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, Laser Dentistry may be the right choice.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Arango utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable Everbright Dental to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be emailed to you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.