Our Technology includes:
3D Dental Imaging
3D dental imaging provides detailed views of your teeth, jawbone, and surrounding structures. At Galleria of Smiles, we use 3D dental imaging to visualize intricate dental anatomy, identify potential issues such as impacted teeth, root fractures, and infections, and devise personalized treatment plans for you. Additionally, 3D dental imaging:
- Offers highly accurate and detailed images
- Has minimum radiation exposure
- Provides a comprehensive view of your dental structure
- Promotes well-informed decision-making
- Allows for customized treatment plans
- Shortens the time needed for diagnosis
We use CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology to create same-day tooth restorations, helping you achieve a complete, healthy smile in a single appointment. This involves creating dental prosthetics, such as crowns, veneers, and bridges, using computer-guided design and manufacturing processes. By utilizing 3D scans of your teeth, we will design your restorations with meticulous accuracy, ensuring a seamless fit and a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing smile. Schedule your appointment, and let us help you achieve a healthy smile in just one appointment!
Digital impressions utilize advanced scanning methods to generate accurate and detailed 3D images of your teeth and oral structures. They help us enhance the accuracy of your dental restorations, contributing to better-fitting results. By using digital impressions, we help eliminate the discomfort and messiness associated with conventional impressions, providing you with a more pleasant experience. Additionally, the digital process:
- Is swift, allowing us to promptly review the images and make necessary adjustments.
- Reduces the likelihood of errors and distortions.
- Allows us to better include you in the process so you have a deeper understanding of your oral health and make well-informed decisions.
At Galleria of Smiles, we use the intraoral camera to capture high-resolution images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures, providing immediate and accurate insights into your oral health conditions. Its design enables us to access even hard-to-reach areas, aiding in the early detection of dental issues. The best part? Intraoral cameras display real-time images on a screen, empowering you to understand your dental conditions and treatment options better so you can make well-informed decisions.
We offer modern digital X-rays for both your convenience and treatment efficiency. Digital X-rays use digital sensors to capture detailed images of your teeth, gums, and bones, providing valuable insights into your oral health so we can offer you a precise diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. By aiding in the early detection of dental issues such as cavities, infections, and bone loss, digital X-rays play a pivotal role in your preventive and restorative treatments. In addition, they offer a faster and more efficient imaging process and emit lower radiation levels, ensuring your safety while still delivering high-quality images.
At Galleria of Smiles Family Dentistry, we now also use laser dentistry which helps reduce the need for anesthesia and promotes faster recovery. It can be used for various purposes, including cavity removal, gum disease treatment, and even teeth whitening. The laser’s energy targets specific areas while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed, resulting in reduced discomfort and bleeding during and after procedures. The technology also minimizes the risk of infection and promotes tissue regeneration.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is a crucial preventive measure designed to identify potential signs of oral cancer in its early stages. We offer this non-invasive procedure that involves a thorough mouth examination, including the lips, gums, tongue, and cheeks, to help detect any abnormalities or suspicious lesions. We can significantly improve treatment outcomes and your survival rates through early detection. Oral cancer screening is crucial if you have risk factors such as tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and a history of oral cancer. Signs and symptoms of oral cancer include but are not limited to:
- Persistent sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic pain in the mouth or ear.
- White or red patches on the gums, tongue, tonsils, or lining of the mouth.
- Unexplained bleeding in the mouth or throat.
- Numbness or tingling in the mouth or lips.
- Persistent bad breath that doesn’t improve with oral hygiene.
- Difficulty chewing, moving the jaw, or speaking.
- Swelling, lumps, or bumps in the mouth, neck, or throat.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with us immediately. We will assess your condition and offer the appropriate treatment plan.