Dental Technology in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Dental Technology Overview

Staying up to date with current dental technology is extremely important in today’s dental practice. In order to provide patients with the highest degree in quality of service and safety, Fort Lauderdale Dental Studio is dedicated to providing our patients with the latest dental technologies and innovations available to date.

We provide equipment such as:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Laser Scanner Dentistry
  • Intra-Oral Camera
  • Gentle Air Stream
  • Waterlase Dental Laser

About Dental Technology

The science and art of dentistry is an ever-changing environment based on technological advancements that are constantly evolving. In order to provide a superior dental health care environment, it is critical for the professionals at Fort Lauderdale Dental Studio to maintain the highest standards in dental practice trends, the latest in new, cutting edge materials and equipment and most importantly, a progressive professional education.

Digital Dental X-Ray

A Digital Dental X-Ray may be performed in two different ways, extraoral and intraoral. Intraoral X-rays are the most common because they tend to produce high detail and give a clear view of the teeth. Learn more about Digital Dental X-Ray treatments, procedures in this article other tips in your Fort Lauderdale Dental Office.

There are numerous advantages of a digital dental X-ray, such as:

  • To find hidden decay that may be developing underneath an existing filling
  • To find cracks or damage in an existing filling
  • To alert the dentist to possible bone loss
  • To reveal potential problems in the root canal
  • To help your dentist prepare the placement of dental implants, dentures or other dental work
  • To reveal other abnormalities

At The Fort Lauderdale Dental Studio, we provide the best in X-ray services available for our patients, the Intraoral X-ray. This type of X-ray is one of the newest and most effective techniques available and provides images in exacting detail of the patients’ dentistry. The greatest advantage of this X-ray is in the safety that it provides to the patient because it delivers 75% less radiation than that of a standard X-ray.

Laser Scanner Dentistry

Hidden decay can now be discovered very early by a dental laser scanner and provide the patient with preemptive treatment options before any permanent damage sets in. Since even the smallest instance of decay can jeopardize the entire tooth, finding cavities early is important in order to maintain good oral health care.

Listed below are some procedures that can be performed with the scanner:

  • Contouring of gum tissues
  • Gum disease therapy
  • Removal of minor growths
  • Lengthening of crowns
  • Ulcer treatments

The laser scanner can detect cavities up to 5 or even 10 years before initial detection would have normally occurred. This is a revolutionary way to make sure that the future hygiene of the patient can be planned while ensuring a comfortable procedure.

Intra-Oral Camera

The Intraoral Digital Camera provides education to patients about their dental hygiene. The camera can provide a printed picture of the mouth and show the patient areas which need to be worked on. It also provides insurance companies with proof of needed treatment.

What are the benefits of using an Intraoral Digital Camera?

  • High-power magnification and lighting
  • Superiority to the naked eye
  • Ability to educate patients with clear pictures
  • Provides visualization for diagnosis and critical treatment

Using the camera is fast, efficient and very effective, while at the same time being safe for the patient. The Fort Lauderdale Dental Studio would be proud to provide the procedure and plan your dental treatment options with you.

Gentle Air Stream - Intraoral Air Abrasion

Imagine having a tooth repaired with drill-free Intraoral Air Abrasion – Dental Care Without the Drill. Yes, drill-free and needle-free! The airstream consists of a system much like a miniature air- sander. Instead of using needles and drills, a gentle high-speed air stream of air-blown microscopic particles that remove decay from the tooth is used.

Some of the features of the procedure are listed below:

  • No heat
  • No vibrations
  • Cleans out decay in small pockets
  • And many times, no numbing is needed

Some other benefits to the patient are that there is a little or no need for a local anesthetic, less exposure to drilling and therefore less pain. Moreover, since there is less physical healing time from the procedure, patients are able, and typically more willing, to return for follow-up procedures.

Waterlase Dental Laser

Our office is now equipped with the latest in modern dental technology: the Waterlase dental laser. Unlike traditional dental drills, Waterlase technology does not use heat or vibrations, which are the source of discomfort for many patients. Waterlase combines focused light energy with a stream of water to deliver comfortable, efficient hard and soft tissue treatments. In our office, we use the Waterlase to remove decay, prepare teeth for fillings, perform root canals and bone grafts, and for periodontal therapy.

Benefits of the Waterlase dental laser include:

  • No heat and less vibration than with drilling
  • No bleeding or sutures (stitches)
  • No anesthesia required in most cases
  • No or minimal recovery time
  • Pinpoint accuracy, which prevents damage to surrounding tissues

We are dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date dental care. With the Waterlase laser, we do just that. The traditional drill may still be used in some cases, but for most, the Waterlase offers unprecedented comfort and efficiency.

Dental Technology

Are you looking for a dental office that maintains the finest dental technology available? Contact The Fort Lauderdale Dental Studio and schedule an appointment to receive treatment using the latest in dental technology today!

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