Dentist in Houston Offers Technology For Your Comfort And Convenience

a product shot of the handheld iTero scanner for goop-free digital impressions

As dentists in Houston, at P+E Dental, we refuse to compromise on the level of quality care we offer. Part of that commitment is the use of diagnostic technologies because they provide many advantages for you – our valued patient.

In this blog … We’ll talk about the technology that helps us better determine the state of your oral health while offering you a better experience in the dental chair. You may be surprised to learn how beneficial this equipment really is.

Diagnostic Technology

Digital x-rays allow your dentists in Houston to get a clear picture of the inside of your teeth and gums, so that diagnosis is more accurate and treatment specific to your unique situation. In addition, there’s…

  • up to 90% less radiation than with traditional x-rays
  • less time in the dental chair because they are faster and more efficient
  • no exposure to film chemicals – safer for you, our team, and the environment
  • faster insurance processing because claims are illustrated, and electronic communication is instantaneous.

Panoramic x-rays make it possible to get a full view of your entire mouth – with just one image. This includes both the upper and lower jaws, jaw joints, all your teeth, and even your nasal region. Other advantages of this technology at P+E Dental include …

  • a very detailed image that can show us bone abnormalities, cysts, fractures, impacted teeth, infections, and tumors
  • it aids in accurate fit and placement of restorations, especially implants and dentures
  • because the images are taken outside of your mouth, it means a fast, painless experience for you.

The intraoral camera is a small pen-sized camera that is linked to a chairside monitor to display what we see when we examine your teeth, gums, and mouth. Because it displays images on a screen, it helps you understand what we mean when we’re discussing our findings with you during your dental cleaning, exam, or consultation.

Treatment Technology

iTero Digital impressions are 100% comfortable, and a clear techno winner that…

  • eliminate the need for goopy impressions (awesome, right?!)
  • take clear, color impressions of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissue
  • can be sent electronically to the lab, for faster service and more accurate results.

Soft tissue lasers are most often used in dentistry to correct gum issues. This can include gum disease treatment or changing the shape of your gums. Our patients love it because it feels less invasive than a scalpel and often reduces swelling and bleeding after treatment. They’re not ideal in all situations, so depending on your individual history and needs, we may recommend a different choice.

CEREC is the world’s most advanced dental restoration system and gives you the opportunity to have a crown treatment completed in just one visit. After taking an accurate 3-dimensional digital impression of your teeth, the system then transfers the images to a computer screen so we can design and color match your restoration together. After we are happy with how your restoration will look, the design is sent to another machine that precisely mills your restoration while we watch. The strong ceramic material is matched to your tooth color, is translucent like natural enamel, and is biocompatible. The final step? Bonding your finished restoration in place. All in one visit!

We are committed to making your experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Technology is a big part of that – and we make good use of it.

Please call today to book your consultation or to ask any questions about our practice. We welcome new patients, and our friendly team will be happy to talk to you.

Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Amanda Echeverria & Dr. Sergio F. Paluk, dentists in Houston

P.S. At P+E Dental, your optimal oral health is our priority, and we know that without dental insurance many families find regular dental care to be a financial burden. But this preventive care can save you money (and time!) in the long run. That’s why we offer an in-house dental savings plan so you can get the care your family needs to stay healthy.