Dental Technology Palo Alto // Cosmetic, Family & Implant Dentists Palo Alto

Extraoral Dental Suction System

ADVANCING TECHNIQUE FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF

We are pleased to announce an additional layer of safety we have added to facilitate the care and protection of both our patients and our staff. We are confident the Extraoral Dental Suction is a great addition to our safety protocol.

In the wake of the recent global pandemic, in addition to our ongoing strict guidelines with regards to CDC mandates and “universal precautions”, we are pleased to announce an additional layer of safety we have added to facilitate the care and protection of both our patients and our staff.

The Extraoral Dental Suction System, provides additional high volume removal of droplets and aerosols associated with dental care. With an extensive medical grade filtration system, along with a UV light disinfectant, viral and germ products will be eliminated.

From personal protection (safety eyewear/mask/gloves/fluid resistant wear) to complete sterilization of all instrumentation to infection control protocol in all operatories, laboratories, bathroom facilities, hallways, front office reception area complete throughout our waiting room we are there to provide dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. We have extensive hand-washing protocols for all staff members in place. We meet the highest standard in training, including monthly testing and an annual training session with our OSHA compliance coordinato.

We are confident the Extraoral Dental Suction is a great addition to our safety protocol.

iTero Scanner Palo Alto

Palo Alto Dental Care uses the most state-of-the-art technology available to help create the smile you want, which is why we use the iTero digital impression system, created by Align Technology. Our digital impression system replaces the uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, messy, and sometimes inaccurate, traditional putty impressions. No bulky trays or sticky putty needed!

Using a digital scanner, Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Kurosch Hatami DDS will take three-dimensional (3-D) digital images, or impressions, of your teeth and bite. These impressions will help us formulate a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific orthodontic needs and desires. We can also use them to visually show you your treatment options and help us keep you up-to-date on your treatment progress. After your specific treatment plan has been chosen, the digital impressions allow us to create customized bracket trays that we use to place your brackets onto your teeth, all at one time, with increased efficiency and overall effectiveness.

Some benefits of iTero digital impressions over traditional putty impressions include:

  • Accuracy: They capture the exact contours of your teeth.
  • Efficiency: They require less time in the treatment chair.
  • Comfort: Taking the digital images is less invasive. No putty is used, and patients are more at ease without fearing they will gag on the impression putty.
  • Customization: They provide a digital plan and allow for trays that are tailored to meet the individual needs and desires of each patient.
  • Visualization: They provide each patient with a definite picture of what their teeth will look like before, during and after orthodontic treatment.
  • Innovation: They use the most advanced 3-D video technologies.

Cone Beam CT (CBCT) Palo Alto

To better explain what Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is, we should first explain what regular CT is:
Computed tomography (CT) imaging, also referred to as a computed axial tomography (CAT) scan, involves the use of rotating x-ray equipment, combined with a digital computer, to obtain images of the body. Using CT imaging, cross sectional images of body organs and tissues can be produced. Though there are many other imaging techniques, CT imaging has the unique ability to offer clear images of different types of tissue. CT imaging can provide views of soft tissue, bone, muscle, and blood vessels, without sacrificing clarity. Other imaging techniques are much more limited in the types of images they can provide.
CT imaging is commonly used for diagnostic purposes. In fact, it is a chief imaging method used in diagnosing a variety of diseases, including those affecting the lungs, pancreas, and liver. CT has been used for several years in medicine, and now the technology is being harnessed to provide better imaging for dentistry, allowing us to provide our patients the highest quality of care.

Laser Dentistry Palo Alto

Lasers have been used in dentistry to treat a number of dental problems. In our office, laser dental technology is used for tooth decay, gum disease, and widely applied for teeth whitening.

Tooth decay

It is utilized to clean up decay within a tooth and have the surrounding enamel prepared for receipt of the filling. For some cases, it is also used to cure or harden a filling.

Gum disease

During root canal procedures, lasers are used to reshape gums and clean up bacteria.

Teeth Whitening

Lasers effectively shorten the time for the teeth whitening procedures as the peroxide bleaching solution applied to the tooth surface is activated by the lasers.

How does it work?

During the process, lasers deliver energy in the form of light.

For whitening procedures, the laser beam acts as a source of heat and thus intensifying the effect of tooth bleaching agents.

For surgical procedures, the lasers perform as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of the tissue that is being contacted.

For curing a filling, the lasers assist the process of strengthening the bond between the filling and the tooth.

Why it might be good for you:

As it may cause less pain in some cases, therefore it may reduce anxiety for patients that are uncomfortable with dental drill. It may also minimize bleeding and swelling for procedures that involve treating soft tissues.

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