Our Practice Technology
Through the years, dental technology has changed tremendously. At Balcones Family Dental, we strive to maintain a state-of-the-art facility to give patients the highest quality care available. For this reason, our office is equipped with the latest and most advanced technology to ensure efficient and effective dentistry.
iTero™ Digital Scanners
Using iTero™, our doctors can take a highly accurate digital impression of your crown or bridge area, eliminating the uncomfortable tray and putty impression. Digital scanner technology allows us to view details of your bite that are causing or could cause excessive tooth wear, recession, and bone loss. Ask one of our professionals if you could benefit from a bite analysis with our new digital scanner.
- Breathe and swallow as you normally would
- No unpleasant taste or smell
- View 3D scans onscreen with your dentist immediately
- Faster delivery times of your personalized Invisalign® treatment plan
- Allows for a precise fit of crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign clear aligners and retainers
- Eliminates the need to retake impressions
Digital Wellness Scan
Digital wellness scans are comfortable for you and faster than traditional X-rays, with the images available to be viewed on a computer or TV screen in seconds. Digital wellness scans are also safe and can even be used during pregnancy. Some studies cite that they emit up to 90% less radiation! With no chemical processing needed, digital wellness scans are easy on you and the environment, too.
Digital wellness scans, also known as radiographs, are commonly used in dental exams of patients of all ages. A digital wellness scan is needed to reveal:
- Small areas of decay between teeth or below existing restorations
- Deep cavities
- Infections in the jaw bones
- Deep gum disease
- Abscesses or cysts
- Developmental abnormalities
- Some types of tumors
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
CBCT technology is a faster, safer, and more advanced form of computed tomography (CT) scanning. We use CBCT to help us get a clear, 3D image of the anatomy of your mouth and jaw. CBCT high-resolution images reduce radiation exposure, can be completed in a seated or standing position, and are quick to complete!
Like digital wellness scans, digital photographs with our intraoral camera are a diagnostic and patient education tool we think you will appreciate. Using the camera, we can give you a “tour” of your mouth on a TV or computer screen. This shows you what we see, guiding you through your diagnosis and treatment options.
Laser-Assisted Early Cavity Detectionwith Diagnodent®
Since identifying and filling cavities are two important services we provide patients, we use Diagnodent® laser technology. This technology precisely detects tooth decay in its early stages, many times before it can be recognized by other means. Fillings for cavities that are caught sooner can often be smaller, which allows us to use minimally invasive filling techniques and preserve more natural tooth.
Personalized Treatment Plans for Austin Smiles
At Balcones Family Dental, we always look to provide the latest technology and treatment options. We’re not trying to fill a quota, but instead provide personalized dental care based on your needs and goals. Our compassionate staff is dedicated to you and will ensure your comfort and quality care. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family!Schedule Appointment