Our Dental Technology Maximizes Patient Comfort and Safety
Dr. Jose Valenzuela describes the state-of-the-art dental technology that he uses in his office. The technology maximizes patient comfort and safety. He uses lasers whenever possible, which results in less bleeding and pain, and eliminates the need for sutures.View transcript
Here at Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Center, the technology we use is digital imaging, digital radiography, a CAT scan machine, lasers. These technologies help achieve better results and are more comfortable for the patient because they produce repeatable results, minimal discomfort, less pain associated with a procedure, as well as the confidence for being able to get a high-quality restoration. Right now, the trend for minimally invasive dentistry is quite high where you have to just remove minimal tooth structure. Like, for example with the laser; before, it was a scalpel, right now, it's a laser to trim away the tissue and be minimally invasive there. We're one of the few that have the latest equipment out there. Like, for example, this week, we were just playing around with the 3D printer so I was actually able to print a jaw off a CT scan. It was a cancer patient referred to me by another dentist in the area and was uncertain as to what he would do to find treatment. So he had a CT scan and I said, "Well, let's print it." But with having the jaw in your hand, it shows me where the nerves are, it shows me the anatomy of the actual patient, like have them there. And it's being used in a lot in orthopedic surgery to minimize treatment times, to be more predictable, to be less invasive or to be minimally invasive when you're doing the procedure.