Advanced Dental Services, Technology, and Comforts – San Antonio, TX
We view technology as a tool—it helps us run our dental office more efficiently, and it allows us to visualize, analyze, and treat things we couldn't previously see. Digital radiography reveals nearly everything we need to know about the inside structures of your teeth and gums by providing us with a nearly immediate image. We also use an intraoral camera that 'tours' your mouth, showing both you and our team every little nook and cranny of tooth structure, including the earliest stages of fractures, cracks, chips, and other problems.
Our soft tissue laser provides us with the ability to offer a better patient experience, from greater comfort during procedures to better healing times after treatment is completed. For our patients' optimal health and safety, we provide distilled water with an antibacterial solution instead of using water from the tap.
How Technology Makes Our Dentistry Better
See What We See with
Our Intraoral Camera
Precise & Pain-Free
Laser Gum Therapy
At New Image Dentistry, we are proud to offer a new form of technology that is safer and more accurate for both our patients and our dentists – digital X-rays. Unlike traditional X-ray machines that emit unhealthy levels of radiation, digital X-ray machines emit up to 80% less, making it a much safer alternative. Plus, there are no darkrooms or harsh chemicals needed for developing. Within seconds, clear images of your oral structures will appear, allowing both you and our dentists to see what is going on above and below your gum line.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry is making life much easier for dental professionals and patients alike. When treatment requires altering or removing part of a patient’s gum tissue, the soft tissue laser makes it possible to perform a quick and virtually painless procedure. As the laser moves across the soft tissue, it cauterizes at the same time, reducing the amount of bleeding and, thus, reducing recovery times for patients. There are no scalpels or sutures necessary when using a soft tissue laser.
When we give you an exam, rather than just telling you about what we’re seeing, we can actually show you your teeth and gums up close to ensure you understand exactly what your dentist is talking about. Our intraoral camera allows you and our team to view your smile in much more detail, which helps us catch any issues as early as possible, plus we can more clearly explain if there is a problem and how a certain treatment can fix it.
Digital Impressions with iTero
One of the most effective advanced dental technologies we utilize is the iTero digital impression and restoration design system. Traditionally, physical impressions were taken of prepared teeth. These impressions were then sent to our lab where a restorative solution was crafted. iTero allows our team to capture precise impressions of our patients’ teeth digitally. We can then design the necessary restoration using the iTero system, allowing our trusted dental lab to provide the highest quality restorations possible.
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
Regular dental X-rays are excellent for looking at a small number of teeth, but when we need more information than they can provide, that’s when we use our Planmeca CT/cone beam scanner. This device creates a 3D image of the entire head, including all of the teeth, jaws, and adjacent oral structures. It even shows us the thickness of the bone and where sensitive facial nerves are located. It gives us a ton of data we can use to plan more complicated procedures like dental implant placement to ensure they are as comfortable and successful as possible.
Our Patient Comforts
We believe the human touch makes a significant difference to our patients. That's why our San Antonio dental office does everything possible to make your visit comfortable and memorable. Our patients are special to us, and that’s why we will do whatever it takes to provide a pleasant, tranquil experience. Here are a few small touches we provide that make a big difference:
- Stereo headphones with choice of music
- Nitrous Oxide if needed
- Scented candles throughout the dental office
- Calm colors throughout
- Warm, professional staff
- Tranquil, decorative touches throughout