Dr. Smith has designed a state-of-the-art dental office in Oro Valley, AZ that focuses on your comfort. We utilize a lot of advanced technology at Smith Dentalworks that helps us make your treatment more comfortable and stress-free. Here are some of the ways that digital dentistry can improve your experience with us.
Digital x-rays are an invaluable tool that allows Dr. Smith to detect many concerns earlier than she can with just an examination. X-rays also allow her to pinpoint specific issues such as infection or bone loss so she can recommend the appropriate treatment procedures.
Digital x-rays are readily available and provide a clear picture of what is going on internally with your teeth and jawbone. These images are also easy to share with any other providers Dr. Smith may be working with.
Many patients are concerned about radiation when we take x-rays; however, our digital x-rays emit 90 percent less radiation than x-rays taken with film. They are also safer for the environment as they don’t require any abrasive chemicals to develop them.
If you’ve ever had an impression taken for a crown or retainer, you may remember how uncomfortable and messy it was while you waited for the impression material to set inside your mouth.
Digital technology has streamlined taking impressions because now we can scan an image of your teeth with no goopy impression material required! We utilize digital impressions for many different types of procedures such as the fabrication of crowns, veneers, bridges, night guards, retainers, and even Invisalign aligners.
For over 25 years, the dental laser has been making many procedures more comfortable for patients, especially those managing gum disease. During gum therapy, the laser combines concentrated light and heat to remove diseased tissue with precision without affecting healthy surrounding tissue. It also sterilizes and seals the area we are treating, which accelerates the healing process and eliminates the need for sutures.
The laser can also assist in a cosmetic procedure called gum contouring by removing excess gum tissue that may be hiding your teeth and causing a “gummy” smile. Our dental laser streamlines the process and eliminates any bleeding or stitches, making it far more comfortable than it was in the past.
Our Commitment to You
At Smith Dentalworks, innovation is one of our driving forces. Dr. Smith is continually updating her knowledge and skills with some of the top dental institutes in the United States so she can bring the latest treatment and techniques to her patients.
She will also continue to equip her dental office with technology that makes dentistry more pleasant and stress-free for you, the patient.
Contact our Oro Valley dental office for more information or to schedule your next appointment.