Technology

Modern dentistry is always developing ways to make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the world around us. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing times and greater precision for dental procedures. And the results can be outstanding!

The Highest Level of Accuracy and Precision

Sonrisa Dental is excited about our 3M™ True Definition Scanner that lets us say, “no more goop!” This machine takes three-dimensional impressions for a whole list of dental needs, such as bridges or crowns, onlays, inlays, veneers, and clear aligners. Because it uses a digital scanner, it completely eliminates the putty tray. If you’ve ever endured that awful stuff that can cause gagging and discomfort, you’ll love this scanner!

The dentist takes a digital impression of the area to be treated. The impression goes right into the computer and is available for the dentist to use for designing your new smile. Then the files can be sent directly to the lab that creates the tooth, aligners, veneers, etc. The unparalleled accuracy all but guarantees a perfect fit and an easy application. You spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying your new smile!

Be Part of the Team with the Intra-Oral Camera

Our doctors work hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the high-tech tools we use to create this partnership is the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth, zooming right into each individual tooth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are in good shape. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!

Dentistry Without Drills or Needles?

One of the most exciting advances in recent dentistry is called air abrasion. Instead of a conventional drill, this device aims a stream of air blended with tiny particles that gently mist away an area of decay. Many patients require little or no anesthesia at all. The vibration and sound of the drill are gone – and so is most of the pain! For many procedures, it’s good-bye needles, good-bye drill!

Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (210) 590-4100.