Our Dental Technologies at AZ Dental
At AZ Dental, patients of all ages can experience top dental technologies designed to make every treatment less invasive and more effective. With digital imaging technology, digital scanners, and more, our San Jose dental practice is proud to offer ultra-precise, ultra-comfortable dental care.
Some of the technologies you may experience at AZ dental include:
As part of your routine preventive visits to AZ Dental, our dentists may use digital x-rays to provide a more accurate diagnosis of your oral health. By utilizing digital x-rays at our San Jose dental practice, our team can evaluate the teeth, gums, and surrounding structures, to provide more accurate diagnoses and the best possible oral health care.
Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental x-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. Digital x-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth. Our dentists can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in our dental treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care.
Using digital radiography, the AZ dental team can identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:
- Decay in between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
Digital dental x-rays are used to plan many kinds of dental treatment, such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants, orthodontics and more. To learn more about digital radiography and how we use x-rays at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us soon.
One of our advanced dental tools at AZ Dental is a panoramic x-ray. Our dentists may use panoramic X-rays for several reasons, including treatment planning and evaluating your oral health. These x-rays are safe for our patients, and provide detailed images of how various parts of your mouth work together so our dentists can be sure that each patient receives the best care possible.
While standard x-rays, called bitewing x-rays, provide us with a view of a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, panoramic x-rays allow us to view the full upper and lower dental arches — including all of the teeth, the upper and lower jawbones, and the surrounding facial structures. Using panoramic x-rays, our oral health professionals can:
- Assess the need for orthodontics and evaluate the progress of treatment
- Diagnose impacted wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth
- Analyze the development of periodontal disease
- Evaluate the TMJ (jaw joint) and diagnose a TMJ disorder
- Detect oral cancer
- Plan dental implant placement
- Diagnose cavities (tooth decay) and other dental problems
- Evaluate the extent of dental or facial trauma
- Detect abscesses, cysts and tumors
At AZ Dental, using the panoramic x-ray machine is fast and comfortable. The machine simply rotates around your head and provides our dentist with high-definition, nearly instantaneous images that we can then use to evaluate your oral health. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about panoramic x-rays.
iTero Digital Scanner
Powered by state-of-the-art optical technologies, the iTero digital scanner allows our dental team to take quick, comfortable digital images of the teeth and surrounding tissues, allowing a non-invasive assessment of your restorative, cosmetic, or tooth repair needs.
With iTero technology, our team can preview the results of their treatment plan, allowing each patient to receive a virtual preview of their treatment results. This allows you to take an active role in your treatment outcome and make any necessary adjustments before your treatment even begins!
With the intraoral camera, our team can capture ultra-precise images of the condition of the teeth that help us assess and diagnose conditions like cavities, periodontal disease, tooth damage, broken restorations, cavities, and more.
Experience the Latest Dental Technologies in San Jose
AZ Dental is proud to invest in the latest dental technologies to cultivate the best possible experiences for our patients. Contact us today to schedule your next dentist appointment!