Modern Dental Technology

modern dental technology

We practice modern dentistry

Technology in the dental field is ever-changing, so we make sure to stay on the cutting edge by integrating state-of-the-art equipment into our practice. This allows us to diagnose with more accuracy and treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits. It also equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish. We use only the best materials and methods to ensure stunning and reliable results time after time.

At Cordova Dentures & Implants, we’re dedicated to making sure that our patients have a convenient, positive, and stress-free experience. From our warm, welcoming lobby to our modern treatment rooms, you can rest assured that our team will take great care of you!

onsite dental labWith our onsite dental laboratory and full-time Lab Tech, we are able to deliver several benefits to our patients:

  1. Faster Turnaround Times | With an in-house dental lab, we can significantly reduce the turnaround time for fabrication. Instead of relying on external labs and shipping times, we can produce anything we need promptly, leading to faster treatment completion and improved patient satisfaction.
  2. Better Communication & Collaboration | Having an in-house dental lab facilitates direct communication and collaboration between the Doctor and the Lab Technician(s). The Doctor can work closely with the technician(s) to discuss specific patient cases, provide immediate feedback, and ensure that the final product meets the desired specifications for each individual patient.
  3. Quality Control | With an onsite lab, we have direct control over the quality of your new teeth. Our doctor can closely monitor the fabrication process, ensuring that the materials used, aesthetics, fit, and function meet the highest standard. Any adjustments or refinements can be made promptly, leading to superior quality.
  4. Cost Savings | By having our dental lab in-house, we can take advantage of cost efficiencies that we pass on directly to our patients. This means our patients get the best possible dental product at the lowest price possible.
  5. Customization & Flexibility | An onsite dental lab allows for greater customization and flexibility in fabricating your new teeth. Our practice has complete control over the design, shade matching, and customization of dental prosthetics, ensuring that the final result meets or exceeds your aesthetic and functional expectations.

dental technician removing jaw model from a 3D printerBy far the biggest advancement in dentistry is the development of 3D printers. Recently the FDA has approved resins that approved for final restorations, dentures, and other dental products. Specifically the Desktop Health Einstein 3D printer has been the leader in the new technology. Firstly, it provides exceptional accuracy and precision in the creation of dental prostheses, including crowns, bridges, and dentures.

With its advanced technology, this printer produces high-quality 3D models that allow for a more efficient and streamlined workflow, reducing the time required for traditional manufacturing methods. This not only saves valuable time but also allows for a more cost-effective process that ultimately benefits the patient.

The Einstein 3D printer also enables us to create custom-made prostheses tailored to the specific needs of individual patients. This is particularly important for patients who require complex or challenging dental restorations that cannot be achieved through traditional methods in less than 24 hours post surgery.

Furthermore, the printer’s ability to print in biocompatible materials such as ceramics, resins, and metals, ensures that the final products are safe and reliable, with minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications.

Overall, the Desktop Health Einstein 3D printer provides our office with cutting-edge technology that enhances patient care and satisfaction, increases efficiency and accuracy, and ultimately improves the quality of dental prostheses.

man doing CBCT 3D x-ray at dental office

CBCT stands for ConeBeam Computed Tomography, which is a special type of digital x-ray scanner that dentists use to see a 3D image of your mouth and teeth.

The ConeBeam CT imaging system rotates once around your head while you stand or sit in a chair. The process is quick, simple, and completely painless. We use these scans to provide the best treatment in dental implants, root canals, diagnosis of dental and facial pain, etc.

We can evaluate your teeth and facial structures from literally every angle, in 3D, and in color! Routine x-rays, on the other hand, produce a single flat image with limited information.

You can have absolute confidence and satisfaction in the treatment you receive, knowing we’ve analyzed every problem with 3D technology.

intra oral camera

Intra-oral imaging gives you a hassle-free, detailed view of your mouth in pictures and videos without the need for “goopy” impressions.

Putting specific problem areas onto a computer screen lets us see with clarity and detail that’s not possible with a traditional mouth mirror. Hand-held wands quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums. In fact, even small cracks that often lead to broken teeth appear vividly with the click of a button. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly by showing you what we see in great detail.

As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits often pay more quickly with the visual proof of a digital image.

intra oral scannerThe use of intra-oral scanners in dentistry offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved accuracy | Intra-oral scanners provide highly accurate digital impressions of a patient’s teeth and oral structures. This reduces the chances of errors that can occur with traditional impression materials and techniques.
  • Time efficiency | Intra-oral scanners can capture digital impressions in just a few minutes, compared to the time-consuming process of creating traditional impressions, which can take 10-15 minutes or more.
  • Improved patient experience | Patients may find intra-oral scanning more comfortable than traditional impressions, as there is no need for uncomfortable impression trays and material.
  • Improved communication | Digital impressions can be easily shared with dental laboratories, making it easier to communicate treatment plans and collaborate with other dental professionals.
  • >Better outcomes | The use of intra-oral scanners can improve the overall quality of dental restorations and other treatments, leading to better outcomes for patients.

Overall, the use of intra-oral scanners can improve the efficiency, accuracy, and comfort of dental treatments while enhancing the patient experience and outcomes.

digital x-ray

Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays. Technological advancements in x-ray technology provide multiple benefits:

Safety | Our digital x-ray system provides up to 90% reduction in radiation compared to older film-based systems.

Time Savings | Images captured instantly with a digital sensor lessen the time you spend in the dental chair.

Better Outcomes | Improved image clarity increases our ability to diagnose and treat conditions.