The team at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad wants to discuss some dentistry advances. These are the ones we use behind-the-scenes for our dental practice.
If you’ve had a smile redesign, you are probably aware of the latest cosmetic dental procedures popular now. These include metal-free fillings, porcelain veneers, invisible braces, implant-anchored dentures, and inlays/onlays.
Digital imaging is not just for Instagram: many cutting-edge California dental offices use digital X-Rays. Realtime digital images help our team more easily spot and treat oral problems including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure and are easier to store and access.
We use pinpoint-precise Diode lasers in many procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.
CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative procedures including in-office inlays/onlays and same-day crowns. Our team doing dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure. CAD/CAM is used in dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, veneers, and ceramic braces.