For the past 3 decades, Spanish Hills Dental has been dedicated to providing you with the best possible care and service, with the highest level of professional expertise and utilizing the latest dental technologies.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Milling (CAM) can speed up the process of getting a dental restoration, which is good news for patients who don’t want to wait for the usual one to two weeks. With CAD/CAM, some procedures can be done on the same day or the next day. And since we use a special scanner to take digital impressions instead of traditional trays, it’s a more comfortable experience for patients. Using advanced 3D technology and superior materials, our team can design a restoration that will interact seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. We have many options for great restorations that look natural, are strong and durable, and can often be done in just one visit to our office.
Lasers bring many great advancements in dental procedures, including reducing pain, tissue loss, and bleeding. Some procedures can even be performed without the use of a drill or the need for a shot. At Spanish Hills Dental, we use lasers to improve your experience and provide technologically advanced and superior care.
Digital x-rays are a much safer alternative to traditional x-rays as they produce a lower level of radiation exposure. This means that there is less risk of damage to your teeth and gums. Digital x-rays are also more comfortable for the patient. They can be instantly viewed on a computer screen, allowing patients to better understand and follow their treatment plans. Digital x-rays also eliminate the need to develop film, making them more environmentally friendly than traditional x-rays.
Using specialized operating microscopes, our doctors are able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures. By using a dental surgical microscope, our doctors can more easily identify problems and plan the best course of treatment. Images also help us better communicate with patients and colleagues about diagnosis and treatment options.
Our practice uses electronic medical records, which helps us to quickly and accurately access patient information. This ensures that we can provide the best possible care by providing a more complete picture of the patient’s dental health, while also maintaining patient confidentiality and reducing the need for paper records. Having a digital format also allows us to quickly access patient information when insurance records are needed while providing a secure filing system. The EMR system helps us improve the quality of care by providing a more complete picture of the patient’s dental health.
An intraoral camera is a cutting-edge tool that combines dental care expertise with the latest video technology. With an intraoral camera, both our patients and dentists can see detailed, real-time images of the teeth and mouth. This helps us to get a better view of the teeth and gums and to identify any problems that may be present. This also allows patients to better understand their oral health status and what is happening during treatment. This technology helps us provide the best possible dental care for our patients.
Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly, but with early detection and the latest technology, many lives may be saved. The VELscope® examination is a quick, painless, and noninvasive procedure that only takes two to three minutes. This life-saving procedure is performed by first doing a regular visual examination of the lower face, which includes the glands, tongue, cheeks, palate, and teeth.
Next, our dentists will use the small VELscope® device to bend and project blue light inside the mouth. Under the specialized light, lesions and other indicators of oral cancer appear much darker, making them easily noticeable. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.
Soft tissue lasers are increasingly being used for a variety of periodontal (gum) surgeries. These lasers are highly efficient in removing the diseased tissue, bacteria, and tartar buildup. They can also be used to reshape gum tissue and reduce inflammation. In some cases, lasers can be used instead of traditional scalpel surgery, which is less invasive and results in quicker healing times.
At our practice, digital television monitors are located next to each patient’s chair for entertainment and educational purposes. Having a movie or TV show playing, helps the patients relax during their appointment. Patients can also view their dental x-rays on the screen when discussing the findings with the doctor. This gives patients a better understanding of their oral health.