Advanced Dental Technology – Danville, CA

State-of-the-Art Technologies Equal Greater Patient Experiences

In the past, visiting the dentist often caused many patients to feel uninformed, nervous, and even pained by the treatment they received. Unfortunately, many of the techniques and equipment used did not allow for a pleasant experience. However, now that newer, more advanced solutions are being developed, our team at Main Street Family Dental Danville offers innovative technologies to make patient visits more enjoyable, comfortable, and efficient. Discover more about the advanced dental technologies we use in-house and call us if you have any questions.

Intraoral Cameras

Dental assistant holding a thin white intraoral camera

As a camera-tipped, handheld scanner, our intraoral camera scans the teeth and gums to show patients what is going on inside their mouth. From pinpointing cavity-stricken teeth to identifying areas of gum irritation, our dental team can provide clearer explanations that are designed to help individuals better understand why treatment is necessary.

All-Digital Dental X-Rays

Dentist gesturing to computer screen showing digital x rays of teeth

Instead of exposing patients to harmful levels of radiation, our all-digital dental X-rays make it easy to not only capture images in just seconds but also with far less radiation, making them a safer alternative to traditional radiographs. Children and adults can undergo more accurate treatment planning thanks to the high-resolution images produced by these X-rays, ensuring that all oral health issues are properly treated.

3D Cone Beam Imaging

3 D cone beam scanner against white wall of dental office

Using the Dexis 3D Cone Beam Imaging system, we can generate enhanced images that allow our team of dental experts to better plan for dental implant placement, root canal treatment, and other more extensive treatment options. With a spinning 360-degree arm that rotates around a person’s head, it captures hundreds of images that include the teeth, gums, bones, blood vessels, nerve pathways, and other nearby facial structures.

Digital Dental Impressions

Dentist capturing digital dental impressions of a patient

When a dental crown, bridge, veneer, or even orthodontics are required, our experts will turn to our iTero digital impression system. The handheld, pen-like device will scan the interior of the mouth to produce a 3D model of a person’s teeth and gums. Lab technicians will then use the images to produce a natural, lifelike restoration that blends in with existing teeth and gums, giving patients greater confidence and comfort.

Cavity Detection System

Dentist examining teeth of a patient with cavity detection scanner

Although we offer restorative dentistry, we aim to help individuals take a more proactive approach to their oral healthcare. Even when practicing good oral hygiene habits at home, cavities can still form, which is why we use a cavity detection system. Equipped with a specialized light that can detect even the most minor forms of decay, we can quickly administer treatment before it has the chance to spread and lead to required extensive dental care.