Dental Technology – Garland, TX
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The dental field is constantly changing and evolving to become more sophisticated over time, and Orbit Dental of Garland stays right at the forefront of new technologies for the sake of our patients. This state-of-the-art approach comes with several tangible benefits that you’ll experience firsthand during your next appointment, including increased comfort, top-tier precision, and improved efficiency. Contact us today in Garland, TX to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Lankupalli or if you have any questions.
Traditionally, X-rays were captured on film and slowly developed in a darkroom – but not any longer! At Orbit Dental of Garland, we use digital radiography to deliver a faster, safer, and more comprehensive diagnostic experience. Now, a tedious development process is no longer needed; the images we capture with this technology are available instantly and can even be magnified and color-coded for better patient understanding. The amount of radiation exposure for patients is also dramatically reduced by up to 80%.
Intraoral cameras are an outstanding educational tool that can shed some much-needed light on oral health for patients. The process is simple – our team will navigate the camera-tipped wand through your mouth, capturing high-resolution images that can be transmitted to a monitor in the treatment room for easy viewing. With this handy visual-aid, our team can clearly show you any concerning findings from your examination, explain the positive effects of certain treatment options, and much more.
While digital X-rays are enormously valuable when it comes to diagnosing damage and disorder that’s well-hidden under the smile’s surface, their overall scope can be limited in certain aspects. When planning more extensive treatments like surgical dental implant placement, Dr. Lankupalli wants to be as precise and comprehensive as possible – that’s why our dental office also features a state-of-the-art CT scanner! This technology captures three-dimensional, panoramic X-rays that map out even the smallest bodily components in crystal-clear detail, such as the locations of facial nerves.
Digital Impression System
Older patients surely remember the days of sitting very still in the treatment chair while their mouth was packed with “goopy” impression materials. This process tends to be uncomfortable, and many people even struggle not to gag during it! The results aren’t always accurate either, which can lead to ill-fitting restorations and time-consuming retakes. At Orbit Dental of Garland, we now use all-digital impressions for a smoother and more efficient experience that’s completely no-contact.
Soft Tissue Laser
When treating the gum tissue for health or aesthetic purposes, our team wants to provide the most comfortable and precise care possible. That’s why we’ve left traditional scalpels in the past and now only use soft tissue laser technology. A focused beam of light is able to eliminate diseased tissue conservatively, provide instant sterilization, and even minimize common postoperative symptoms like bleeding and swelling. Most of our patients feel so comfortable during their procedures that they don’t even need local anesthetic.
Helping patients stay comfortable throughout the treatment process is one of our team’s biggest priorities, and the Wand helps us accomplish that even more successfully. Instead of using typical needles for local anesthetic injections, which can result in even more fear for some patients, the Wand is a pen-like handpiece that controls the flow of anesthesia so that it falls below the pain threshold. The precise nature of this technology also helps us avoid unintentional numbing of the lips and cheeks.
Cavity Detection System
The development of tooth decay is a very gradual process, and our modern cavity detection technology helps us discover and treat these vulnerable areas earlier than ever before. All it takes is a thorough scan of the mouth, and Dr. Lankupalli will be capable of pinpointing weakened enamel that may not even be visible to the naked eye. This approach results in more preserved dental structure and more conservative restorative treatment for our patients.
iTero® Element Scanner
When it comes to capturing a mold of a patient’s smile, dentists and patients no longer have to endure the mess that comes with traditional dental impressions. Instead, with the iTero® Element Scanner, we can quickly scan a patient’s smile and capture high-resolution images that will be used to create various dental restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, and even Invisalign. By taking away the mess and replacing it with a new and improved advanced, digital scanner, we can quickly and more effectively produce comfortable restorations to improve smiles.