At Corona Dental Care, your comfort is our priority. Using leading-edge technology allows our dentists and specialists to streamline your treatment and get you out of the dental chair faster. You will appreciate our friendly, caring manner and also enjoy the benefits of dental technology that improves your comfort and safety, informs and educates, and allows us to work as efficiently as possible.
Please take a moment to browse through the technology we currently offer and see how we use it to benefit you.
By offering digital impressions, we do away with the messy and uncomfortable process you are probably familiar with. For you, it meant biting down on a large metal tray filled with cold, messy impression paste while fighting your gag reflex. For the dental team, the process didn’t always produce the level of detail needed and they would need to be repeated.
Instead, we use state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to take highly-accurate impressions of your teeth. There’s no need for any special material; instead, our dentists move a small, handheld digital camera that captures impressions of your teeth. The result is a virtual 3-D model of your teeth that our dentists then use to plan dental restorations like CEREC crowns, bridges, and dental veneers.
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)
In some cases, our periodontist needs to perform specialized treatment to address advanced gum disease. The standard treatment in the past was uncomfortable gum surgery and long recovery times. At Dental Care of Corona, we perform leading-edge periodontal treatment with dental technology called LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure).
LANAP does away with the need for surgery by selectively removing the diseased tissue, killing the bacteria that cause gum infections, and leaving healthy tissue unharmed. The technology uses ultrasonic root cleaners, eliminating deposits and flushing the tooth roots with an antibacterial rinse. This process causes blood to clot, creating a seal around teeth and promoting faster healing.
We typically perform the procedure over two appointments using a local anesthetic. Advanced gum disease treatment with LANAP speeds recovery, minimizes bleeding, and does away with the need for traditional gum surgery.
3-D Cone Beam Imaging (CBCT)
One of the most useful innovations in dental technology is 3-D cone beam imaging. Properly referred to as Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT for short, this advanced imaging system provides more detail about your dental anatomy than ever before.
3-D cone beam imaging lets us see all the structures of your mouth, so our dentists and specialists commonly use it to plan dental implant placement, root canals, and tooth extractions. All of these procedures require us to view your upper and lower jaw, the position of your tooth roots, root canals, sinuses, and bone shape and density.
Obtaining the images is easy and comfortable. As you stand in front of the machine, the arm rotates in a complete circle around your head. Specialized software then reconstructs the images to obtain a single 3-D image.
One reason people face dental anxiety is a fear of the unknown. So it makes sense that when we keep you informed about your oral health and include you in the decision-making process, we can also help alleviate your fears.
Our patients appreciate our intraoral cameras that offer a full picture of what’s happening with their teeth and gums. This small, handheld camera captures images instantly displayed on your chairside monitor, allowing you to see what our dentist sees.
Now you can visualize problems like tooth decay, broken or worn teeth, and swollen or puffy gums that indicate gum disease. Seeing really is believing, and you will be amazed at the difference it can make to your oral health attitude.
We also store the still images in your digital patient record so we can retrieve them easily for reference or to share with your insurance company.
Digital X-Rays & Digital Sensors
Our dentists can’t treat what they can’t see, making dental x-rays an integral part of our practice. At Dental Care of Corona, we use only digital x-rays that emit about 80 percent less radiation than film x-rays used in the past.
We want you to feel comfortable with the process, so our dentists will tell you why they recommend an x-ray and what they hope to learn. With digital x-rays, we can:
- See inside your teeth and between them to look for signs of cavities.
- Share the images with you on your chairside monitor so you can see what we see.
- Detect signs of periodontal disease below the gum line and look for evidence of bone loss.
- Look for evidence of root infection or signs of abnormalities like tumors and cysts.
- Plan for root canal treatment, extractions, dental implants, and orthodontic treatment.
We even streamline the process of taking x-rays by using flat digital sensors to capture highly-detailed images. It makes the process more comfortable for you and delivers crisp, clear x-rays of your teeth.
Digitally storing your x-rays also makes them convenient to retrieve in the future or to share with your insurance company. And with no hazardous chemicals to dispose of, our digital x-rays are better for our environment.