Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Laguna Niguel, CA
Bringing You a Modern Dental Experience
Dr. Anderson wants nothing but the best for our Laguna Niguel patients, which is why he has invested in several pieces of state-of-the-art technology that offer our patients many tangible benefits such as more comfortable care, significantly improved accuracy, and faster treatment times. You can contact us today to schedule your first appointment or ask any questions you might have about our technological offerings and how they allow us to provide you with better care.
No longer do we rely on film X-rays that have to be developed in a dark room. Digital technology lets us develop images of your teeth and underlying dental structures in an instant. We can magnify and color-code digital X-ray images to make them even easier for our patients to understand, and we can store them on a computer instead of in a bulky filing cabinet. The entire process dramatically reduces radiation exposure by up to 80%, making it safer for you and our team.
An intraoral camera can shed some light on the state of your oral health. There are many parts of your mouth that are hard to see on your own, but with an intraoral camera, we can capture images of these spots so that you can easily view them on a monitor in the treatment area. We can then point to cavities, gum disease, or any other problems that we’ve found so that you have a useful visual aid to look at while we’re describing potential treatment solutions.
CT Cone Beam Scanner
Digital X-rays show us damage and decay that’s hidden beneath the surface of your gums. However, they are somewhat limited in that they only give us a flat view of the inside of your mouth. A CT scanner can capture three-dimensional panoramic X-rays that capture every detail of your oral cavity – even small components such as facial nerves. We use a CT scanner whenever we’re planning an advanced treatment that requires collecting as much information as possible.
Digital Impression System
Have you ever had an impression taken? You might remember having to sit still for an uncomfortably long period of time while biting down on unpleasant tasting “goopy” impression materials; it might even have made you gag at the time. Digital impressions trade impression putty for digital scans that can be developed much more quickly and make for a much more pleasant experience. You’re also less likely to need retakes thanks to the accuracy of the machine.
Cavity Detection System
Tooth decay happens so gradually that you might not even realize that there’s anything wrong with your tooth at first. Our cavity detection system pinpoints weakened enamel that the naked eye would normally overlook, so that we can treat it right away instead of waiting until it has already inflicted major damage to your smile. It’s an invaluable tool when it comes to preventive dentistry, allowing us to act while more conservative restorative treatments are still viable.