Sun Valley dental patients who have undergone a smile redesign are probably aware of the latest cosmetic dental procedures popular in the Boise area. These include metal-free fillings, porcelain veneers, invisible braces, implant-anchored dentures, and inlays/onlays.
Today’s Sun Valley dental post focuses on some nifty dentistry advances that are used behind-the-scenes to benefit Sun Valley dentists and dental patients alike.
Digital imaging is not just for Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest, many cutting-edge Idaho dental offices use digital X-Rays. Realtime digital images help Boise dentists more easily spot and treat oral problems including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure and are easier to store and access.
Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in myriad procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.
CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative procedures in Sun Valley including in-office inlays/onlays and same-day crowns. Boise dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure. CAD/CAM is used in Idaho dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, veneers, and ceramic braces.
The future of dentistry is here today. I’m Drs. Lynn R. Blaisdell. Blaisdell Family Dentistry is located at 8877 W Hackamore Dr in Boise. We can be reached at 208-377-9696. Ask us about: