for Better Dentistry
At Veranda Dentistry, we take pride in our dedication to continuing education, and our investment in the latest technology. For our patients, better technology means:
You probably remember having impressions taken at some point in your life, right? And you probably remember it being rather unpleasant, sitting with all of that nasty goop in your mouth. Thankfully, today, our Galileos CBCT 3D imaging technology allows us to take digital impressions that make for a much better patient experience, and higher level of precision accuracy that gives us 3D, 360° digital images for better diagnosis and treatment planning.
Traditionally, your dentist would need to use a drill in order to remove areas of decay or to prepare a tooth for a filling or restoration. Air abrasion works like a tiny sandblaster, using a fine but powerful stream of air and particles for a more conservative, less frightening way to remove decay and prepare teeth. Patients with dental anxiety love our air abrasion technology.
If you are a patient who tries hard to maintain optimum oral hygiene at home, and your regular visits with your Pleasant Hill dentist, but still struggles with cavities and tooth decay, we may have a solution for you. CariFree® offers a wonderful line of products that help reduce bacteria and acidity in the mouth and bring pH back into balance to reduce caries formation and prevent decay and cavities.
Digital x-rays use less radiation than traditional x-rays, so they are generally much safer for patients and for technicians. They are also much more convenient as they can be taken in a matter of moments and viewed alongside your doctor right from the dental chair. This gives patients better insight into their state of oral health and allows them to take a more active role in their oral health decisions.
In the past, and in many dental offices still today, the only way to get a good look at the surfaces of your mouth was through the magic of sight with the help of a tiny dental mirror. Today, intraoral cameras give us a whole new dimension of insight into the nooks and crannies of your mouth. Intraoral cameras give us high resolution digital images in real time for earlier diagnosis of disease and decay and better treatment planning.
Similar to the intraoral camera, the only way we used to be able to detect cavities was when they became visible to the naked eye. Today with the help of our DIAGNOdent laser technology we are able to safely illuminate areas of decay before they become visible. This allows us to treat decay while it’s still very small, conserving more of your natural healthy teeth for longer.
Laser dentistry is one of the greatest modern advances in dental technology. CO2 and diode laser technology allows us to perform many treatments without the need for scalpels and sutures. Lasers are more conservative than traditional methods, preserving more healthy tissue and cleanly sealing the area without invasive cutting and sewing. This allows for optimum patient comfort, faster recovery and better results. Laser dentistry is a favorite for our patients with dental anxiety.
In the past, restorations would require multiple office visits, temporaries, messy impressions, and multiple injections. Today, with the help of CEREC® milling technology, we are able to take an entire laboratory and a several week process and shrink it down into a single piece of chairside equipment. With CEREC® we can digitally design, fabricate and place restorations like crowns, bridges and veneers in a single visit!
Our patients love our painless injection technology, especially those with a fear of injections. Painless injections use digital technology and small pulsing vibrations to block the nerve receptors to the brain, allowing us to administer injections virtually painlessly for improved patient experience and ultimate comfort.