Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Buda, TX
Dentistry on Easy Mode
Modern-day dental technology is amazing, and you don’t have to just take our word for it. At Buda Dental Professionals, you’ll benefit from the latest advancements at each appointment because we work diligently to keep our dental office up to date. From exams to diagnostics to procedures, every facet of your care will be fast, gentle, and predictable thanks to the instruments below.
Rather than just using a bright light to examine your mouth, we prefer to take a more effective and sophisticated approach. Our intraoral camera is just slightly larger than a pen, so it fits easily into the mouth. There, we can use it to capture highly-detailed images of the teeth, gums, and other tissues. You and your dentist can go over these images together so you’re both always on the same page when it comes to the state of your oral health.
About one-third of all of your teeth is hidden below your gums, and to make sure that we can see this portion of your smile and ensure that it doesn’t have any problems, we use digital X-rays. These are much faster than traditional film, only taking seconds to develop, plus they show much more detail, meaning our team can easily spot any potential issues. Plus, the process emits about 90% less radiation, and we can quickly share the images with you to give you a “backstage” tour of your smile.
While a regular dental X-ray is a great way to get a closer look at a small number of teeth, our CBCT scanner enables us to view the entirety of your dental anatomy in a single image. The patient simply stands in the device, and as it spins, it takes several images from many angles. These are then pieced together to create a 3D model that shows all of the teeth, both jaws, and adjacent structures. We can use it to establish a baseline for your oral health, and it also helps us plan more complicated procedures like dental implant placement to ensure the process is smooth and successful.
Digital Impression System
Before giving a patient a crown, denture, or veneer, we take impressions of their teeth to ensure the perfect look and fit. While this involved using putty and a mold in the past, we can now scan the mouth and create the perfect impression in a matter of minutes. This approach is much less messy and far more accurate, meaning we never have to waste time on retakes.