Dental Technology Oakmont
Every modern dental practice relies on dental technology, and Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry is no exception. Oakmont dentists Dr. Lara Rice consistently invest a great deal of time and resources to implement advanced technology that helps them provide even better dental care. Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry employs technology to provide superior diagnoses of oral conditions, examine different treatment options, and provide longer-lasting and more aesthetic dental treatment. Dr. Lara Rice also use this dental technology to thoroughly explain your condition and ensure you understand your treatment options.
That said, technology is never the focus of our Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry practice. You are. When evaluating new technology, Oakmont dentists Dr. Lara Rice always ask one question: will this benefit our patients? While the dental technology at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry significantly elevates our quality of care, our priority remains maintaining and improving your smile.
CEREC Same Day Crowns
CEREC technology allows us to create strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right here in the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary, no second and best of all a beautiful all porcelain restoration with no black margin at the gum line. A single visit is required and the aesthetics are beautiful. In the course of one visit, we can prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design and mill a precision restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait. Get the smile you want and get back to your life. We know you’ve got more important things to do.
Digital X-rays Oakmont
Oakmont dentist Dr. Lara Rice believes that our patients’ health always comes first. This is why we now offer digital X-rays, a remarkable innovation in dental safety that allows a dentist to reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to with standard X-rays by up to 90 percent. To take digital X-rays, we will place a very small camera into the mouth. As soon as the picture is taken, an image pops up on a nearby computer screen. This amazing technology allows you to view any potential problems yourself, and allows you to discuss them with Dr. Lara Rice. The real-time dental information provided by digital X-rays thus allows you to make better decisions with regards to your dental health. From dental implants to cosmetic dentistry, we will use this wonderful technology to better serve you.
Diode Lasers for Gum Disease
The diode laser has become an important tool in the dental armamentarium due to its exceptional ease of use and affordability. It also has key advantages with regard to periodontal treatment. The diode laser is well absorbed by melanin, haemoglobin, and other chromophores that are present in periodontal disease.1 Hence the diode specifically targets unhealthy gingival tissues. The laser energy is transmitted through a thin fibre that can easily penetrate into deep periodontal pockets to deliver its therapeutic effects.