Dental Technology for Advanced Dental Care
When you first visit Lone Star Dental Care, your dentist will consult with you one-on-one to learn about you, your medical and dental history, and your overall goals for your smile and dental care. Then, he will perform a comprehensive examination that may include digital X-rays and more, to update your records. The exam will also help us determine a foundation for helping you optimize your oral health. We employ a wide range of advanced dental technology to make your consultation, exam, and treatment more comfortable and effective.
An intraoral camera is a small digital camera that takes highly-detailed pictures of the tissues and structures inside of your oral cavity. The images provide an effective way of seeing and diagnosing areas of the mouth that would otherwise be too difficult to view.
Digital X-rays are a safer, faster, and more efficient alternative to traditional radiology. The process emits up to 80 percent less radiation than photo-based X-rays, and the images it produces are immediately available for view on a digital chairside monitor.
Cone Beam Scanning
Cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT scanning, utilizes digital X-ray technology to create a lifelike image of your teeth, jaw, and oral structures. The cone beam is comprised of divergent X-rays that produce images from multiple angles, to create a single, detailed 3D image.
LANAP stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure, and describes surgical laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal disease. The goal of a LANAP® procedure is to help compromised gums and periodontal tissues regenerate, rather than simply surgically removing the tissue.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique, or PST®, is a minimally-invasive, incision-free, surgical procedure for patients who experience moderate to severe gum recession. Because it eliminates the need for cutting and suturing the gums, it can be a preferable alternative to gum grafting.
CEREC® stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, and allows Dr. Vahadi to create and place porcelain crowns and other restorations all in one day. CEREC eliminates the need to schedule two separate visits, or wear a temporary crown while your permanent one is being crafted.
Oraqix® is a needle-free local anesthetic that is applied both topically and below the gum line. A combination of lidocaine and prilocaine, the anesthesia is highly effective and safe, and most patients prefer the method to traditional, anesthetic injections.
Perio Protect® is an advanced method of fighting and controlling gum disease. The technique combines a proactive schedule of comprehensive dental cleanings, coupled with the regular application of anti-bacterial medicine, to help fight the oral bacteria responsible for gum disease.
Patients who require jaw bone augmentation before dental implant placement often benefit from Piezosurgery – a recently developed method of modifying bone structure using ultrasonic micro-vibrations and reducing trauma to soft periodontal tissues.
With DIAGNOdent technology, Dr. Vahadi can spot enamel erosion that precedes cavity formation before the condition becomes visible to the naked eye. DIAGNOdent uses diode laser technology to highlight weakened areas of tooth enamel, so we can treat your cavity before it fully develops.