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Why Dental Technology Matters

Fun fact: The first dental textbook was published in 1728, according to the experts at Dentistry New York University. But it didn’t stop there! The field continues to evolve even to this day. From digital X-rays to advanced 3D imaging to speedy whitening treatments, high-tech dentistry is here to promote good oral hygiene, but it also improves your overall patient experience. Imagine getting a crown the same day – no more waiting weeks for a crown from the dental lab! High-tech dentistry can help you achieve a healthy — and happy — smile.

At The Dental Center of Hercules, Dr. Lovely Manlapaz Teodoro and his experienced team are on a mission to support your oral health. That’s why we proudly offer advanced technologies such as the SinSational® Smile system, intraoral cameras, and 3D imaging. 

Whether you’re considering advanced imaging, same-day crowns, or professional whitening treatments, dental technology matters — and this is why.

Benefits of advanced imaging

There’s no denying that traditional dental procedures and treatments improve oral health. For example, traditional X-rays can detect areas of tooth decay. Diagnosing and treating dental disease is key to maintaining good oral health.

The real benefit of advanced dental technology is taking your oral care to the next level. A traditional X-ray can detect problems between your teeth — or even below your gumline — but 3D imaging can do much more. Instead of just diagnosing and treating, 3D dental imaging is essential for planning, including orthodontic planning and cosmetic planning.

Other benefits of 3D imaging include:

Advanced imaging is safe. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends imaging and maintains that protective gear such as leaded vests helps to achieve “as low as reasonably achievable” levels of radiation. Despite the advancements, pregnant women should continue to avoid unnecessary X-ray exposure.

Benefits of digital workflows

Advanced technology not only leads to more accurate diagnosis, but it also speeds up your treatment. For example, if you need a crown, you don’t need to wait weeks for the lab to create your new crown. With Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, you can receive a same-day crown with CEREC technology.

Even better — with intraoral scanning and CAD/CAM technology, you can say goodbye to messy impressions that are required for analog (traditional) workflows.

Benefits of 20-minute whitening treatments

Have you tried over-the-counter whitening agents only to be left with less-than-stellar results? If so, you’re not alone. OTC whitening treatments can take a lot of time and the strips or trays may not even cover your teeth uniformly.

Professional whitening treatments harness the power of light — an LED light to be precise — so that your whitening treatments are efficient and effective.

Technology makes a difference when it comes to oral health

When you choose The Dental Center of Hercules in Hercules, California, you’re choosing a one-of-a-kind dental practice. We offer this state-of-the-art technology to:

To learn more about our technologies — and how they can benefit you — call us at The Dental Center of Hercules at 510-254-3328. You can also schedule an appointment on our website today.

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