Dental technology has advanced significantly over the years. Dr. Henspetter and Dr. Jen Kin participate in continuing education and invest in the latest dental technology for our Pacifica dental office because they want to bring the latest techniques and equipment to our patients.
Please look at a few ways we streamline dental procedures and make them more comfortable for you.
Digital x-rays provide several benefits for both our dentists and our patients. For our patients, these x-rays emit 90 percent less radiation than traditional films. They're also readily available so you can get a prompt diagnosis from our dentists. Digital x-rays also leave less of an environmental footprint since we don't need chemicals to develop them.
For our dentists, digital x-rays offer a clearer picture of your teeth, bone, and mouth for a more accurate diagnosis of treatment needs. These images are also easier for our dentists to share with other pertinent providers if necessary.
3-D Cone Beam Imaging
Our 3-D Cone Beam provides 3-D imaging of our patient's teeth, jawbones, and mouths. These images help our dentists plan ahead for procedures like implant placement surgery. With 3-D images, we can create surgical guides that allow our dentists to place implants during surgery with the utmost precision yielding excellent results for our patients.
If you've had a dental crown in the past, you know how uncomfortable taking an impression of your mouth could be, filling it full with goopy material until you thought you might gag.
Gone are those days since we now have digital impressions! Now, we can simply scan 3-D images of your teeth and mouth directly to our computer. Then, our dentists can use them to design restorations for your smile and communicate directly with the dental lab that is making those restorations.
Digital impressions are much more comfortable for our patients and result in more accurate impressions for better quality restorations.