La Prada Family Dentistry of Garland incorporates technology that Drs. Zach and Sara believe will improve your overall dental care experience. Whether that means making you or your child feel as relaxed as possible through nitrous oxide sedation dentistry, showing you the intricate areas of your mouth via our intraoral camera, or capturing X-rays of your mouth faster than ever before, you can expect comprehensive dental care. Our new dental offices are fully equipped with TVs as well in order to improve your experience.
Have you ever wondered what the inside of your mouth looks like during a dental exam? If you’ve ever felt like you’re out of the loop when it comes to the current condition of your oral health, our dental office intraoral cameras make it easy to see exactly what your dentist sees! This handheld device is also capable of taking pictures, making it ideal for easier treatment planning and diagnostics.
X-rays are highly effective at helping our dental office locate problem areas when they appear, such as cavities or other underlying conditions. Unlike the x-rays of the past, digital x-rays make it easier to collect detailed images of your mouth with significantly less radiation. In fact, digital x-rays reduce radiation by over 80 percent. Of course, if you are pregnant, make sure to let us know ahead of time to reduce all risk of exposure, despite the incredibly low dosage.
Our iTero scanner allows our team to take extremely precise measurements of your teeth and bite without having to use a mold and messy dental putty. We simply scan the mouth, and in a matter of minutes, a perfect digital recreation of the bite appears on a nearby monitor. This can then be used to design restorations and be sent to our dental lab to ensure a crown, veneer, or denture has the perfect look and fit.
Also referred to as a cone beam scanner, a CBCT scanner is an incredibly advanced dental imaging machine that’s designed to capture thorough impressions of a patient’s smile. The device uses a cone-shaped ray of radiation to develop 3D images of your teeth, jaw, nerve pathways, and connective tissues. This scanner is an exceptional tool for both diagnosing complicated oral issues as well as creating a detailed map for intricate treatments, including dental implants and root canal therapy. Furthermore, the scanning process is straightforward and entirely non-invasive, making it a valuable and convenient device for ensuring reliable dental care.
Soft tissue lasers have a few different applications in dentistry, such as removing infected tissue to treat gum disease. Lasers have an advantage over traditional dental tools because they cause far less discomfort; in fact, they can often eliminate the need to numb the mouth for a given procedure. They also cause less bleeding and help accelerate the healing process. Furthermore, the energy from the laser kills harmful oral bacteria, thus sterilizing the mouth and lowering the risk of a reinfection or further issues.