Dental Technology

Having the latest technology in cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry is an important aspect in giving you the best in care. Dr. Bradley A. Ross, and our entire team at Mission Trails Dentistry employ the latest dental technology to provide you with the most comfortable experience and the best treatment decisions. With a range of state-of-the-art techniques to administer oral exams, x-rays, and drill-free treatments, Mission Trails Dentistry can not only give you an effective procedure, but also, a pleasant experience.

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Digital X-Rays

How does the idea of lower radiation exposure, instant viewing of an x-ray, and more efficiency during a dental procedure sound? Digital Radiography at Mission Trails Dentistry involves using special sensors connected to a computer, allowing our dental care professionals to take x-rays using much lower doses of radiation than with film technology. This technology also reduces the need for chemicals and processing time, thus making x-ray procedures more efficient and environmentally friendly. Another advantage of this technology is its ability to magnify and enhance our dentists’ use of the x-ray, and making it easier for you to view your teeth by projecting the picture on to our state-of-the-art video display.

Digital Photography

Digital photography at Mission Trails Dentistry is an innovative way of taking pictures of your teeth, gums, and facial structure. These detailed images can help give our dentists a more accurate view of what’s going on, and provides precise information useful for procedures such as porcelain dental veneersdental implants, full mouth rehabilitation, and more. Digital photography is also a great way for you and our Mission Trails dentist to go over the conditions of your teeth and how best to treat them.

Waterlase®

Fillings and other procedures that have traditionally required local anesthetic and shots can now be performed with significantly less discomfort. Waterlase® is a laser dentistry technology using water and light energy instead of drills, making for a quicker procedure and less pain.

Always a pleasure. You have served my dental needs better than anyone else and undone the mistreatments of years. Thanks! – Lynn N.

Intra-Oral Camera

The intraoral camera makes it possible for our cosmetic dentist to discuss your dental conditions with you in a much more understandable way. A small camera is inserted into your mouth, relaying images onto a video screen. Small teeth fractures, areas of decay, and other issues are much more visible with the intraoral camera, giving you a better idea of what’s going on and helping you and our dentist decide on the best treatment options. This technology is a state-of-the-art tool that has proven very effective in understanding how the aesthetic and functional health of your teeth and gums can be improved.

Diagnodent®

Diagnodent® is an advanced method of finding tooth decay and detecting cavities as early as possible, which can ultimately save you from expensive and more complex treatment down the road. The procedure involves using a handheld laser to illuminate signs of tooth decay that an x-ray might miss. Our dentist can examine the entire tooth even more closely with this technology, and give you a painless examination with even more accurate results. Diagnodent® can work as an excellent preventive tool to help you stop the effects of tooth decay before they get worse.

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