Needless to say, a lot has changed since Dr. Song first started practicing dentistry 30 years ago, and that’s especially true when it comes to the technology he uses every day in our dental office. Now, he’s able to perform exams with a handheld camera and even take 3D X-rays, so he’s able to find dental problems sooner, diagnose them more accurately, and treat them more quickly than ever. If you’re ready to experience truly state-of-the-art dentistry that relies on the most adavnced dental serivces and technology for Flower Mound, TX dentistry patients, contact us today.
For decades, simply looking into a patient’s mouth was quite a challenge without shining a bright light into their eyes and blinding them in the process. Thankfully, Dr. Song can now take a more sophisticated approach thanks to his intraoral camera, which enables him to take high-resolution images of the teeth and gums he can show a patient almost immediately on a nearby monitor. This makes exams much more thorough and likely to catch issues early, plus patients are finally able to see their smiles from their dentist’s perspective, helping them better understand their oral health and unique dental needs.
While traditional dental X-rays are excellent for looking at one part of the mouth, sometimes, Dr. Song needs to be able to see the entire mouth at once, and that’s when he likes to use our 3D cone beam scanner. This instrument allows him to quickly take a CAT scan of just a patient’s head, capturing a highly-detailed 3D image of the teeth, jaws, and adjacent structures. This enables him to precisely plan more complicated procedures like dental implant placement to ensure a successful outcome and lasting result.
Our team uses X-rays every single day in our dental office, and that’s because most of your teeth’s surfaces are actually below the gum line. To make sure no decay, infections, or damage are hidden from the naked eye, we need to be able to see what’s going on below the surface of your smile. Thankfully, with all-digital X-rays, capturing extremely sharp images only takes a few seconds, and they emit 90% LESS radiation compared to traditional film, which helps many of our patients feel more relaxed during their appointments.
Have you ever received a restoration or oral appliance after taking traditional impressions? If you answered yes, you are familiar with the uncomfortable experience of having a thick, putty-like substance pressed hard onto your upper and lower arches. Instead of making our patients gag or return because of inaccurate impressions, we take advantage of the TRIOS 3Shape digital impressions system. This small device measures and scans the inside of your mouth without the discomfort. Within minutes, we have a 3D model of your oral cavity and can check to make sure all the information captured is accurate for the dental lab. That way, they can create custom products that fit perfectly the first time around.