Dental Technology – Lebanon, NH
State-of-the-Art Treatment for Your Smile
Dentistry is in a state of rapid evolution, and the Santavicca Dental Professionals team strives to stay right at the forefront of new developments for the sake of our wonderful patients. Our practice features several advanced technologies to ensure a consistently high level of quality for every patient. You can also look forward to improved comfort throughout treatment, added efficiency, and many other valuable benefits. To learn more about our state-of-the-art approach or schedule a first visit, please contact our practice in Lebanon, NH.
Traditionally, dental X-rays were captured on film, developed slowly in darkrooms, and stored in bulky filing cabinets. Today, we consider digital radiography to be a big improvement over this age-old method, offering superior comfort, speed, and even safety. Captured images are available for viewing instantly, no waiting necessary, and they don’t require the use of hazardous chemicals either. Worried about radiation exposure? The amount is dramatically minimized by up to 80% when compared with film.
We never want patients to feel like they’ve been left in the dark about their own oral health – that’s why Dr. Santavicca and the rest of our team regularly use intraoral cameras for patient education. By capturing highly detailed images of the teeth, gums, and other oral structures and transferring them to a TV monitor in the operatory, we’re able to clearly discuss any findings with a handy visual aid. Our goal is to leave you feeling confident and well-informed about future treatment decisions.
Digital Impression System
Almost everyone has had to sit very still in the dentist’s chair while their mouth was filled with putty in order to create an impression. This process can be uncomfortable, gag-inducing, and even inaccurate to boot – many sessions require time-consuming retakes because of errors. Thankfully, we’ve chosen to invest in something much better: CEREC! In addition to completing customized, high-quality dental crowns in one visit, CEREC offers another valuable benefit in the form of digital impressions. Now, creating a highly accurate impression for restorative work only requires a no-contact scan of the mouth, saving time while helping patients stay relaxed.
Soft Tissue Laser
For treatments that specifically pertain to the vulnerable gum tissue (such as periodontal therapy or aesthetic recontouring), our team knows that a gentle touch is best. That’s why we regularly use our revolutionary SIROLaser for precise and highly comfortable soft tissue care. The focused beam of light is able to conservatively eliminate tissue while leaving healthy structure in place, and any common post-operative symptoms like oral swelling or bleeding are extremely minimized. Patients can expect to recover from treatment much faster as well!
Oral Cancer Screenings with Identafi®
Far too often, the early signs and symptoms of oral cancer are missed by the naked eye. At Santavicca Dental Professionals, we aim to be our patients’ first line of defense against this dangerous and even deadly health problem, providing dedicated screenings with Identafi® technology as a part of regular checkups here in Lebanon. It uses light wavelengths and fluorescence to clearly highlight suspicious and abnormal tissues that would normally go unseen. Our team can then share this information with patients, enabling them to obtain earlier diagnoses and treatment as needed.