Robert J. Moretta, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. - Sea Cliff Dental
18652 Florida St #300 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The 3 Shape TRIOS® intraoral scanner is designed to provide enhanced patient comfort, reduce chair-time and create new dental treatment opportunities. Using the 3 Shape TRIOS® intraoral scanner, we can capture fast, easy, and precise impressions in realistic colors of your teeth and bite. At our dental office in Huntington Beach, we use these impressions to help us develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific dental needs and desires. Said otherwise, this scanner allows us to help create the smile you want in a fast and comfortable way.
Digital x-rays are a form of x-ray imaging where digital sensors are used instead of traditional x-ray film. Significantly less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional x-rays. Other advantages include; time efficiency through bypassing the chemical processing, the ability to digitally transfer & enhance images, the x-rays can be enlarged on a computer screen for easier viewing, & because there are no chemicals, the process is environmentally friendly.
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This is a camera that allows the dentist to show the patient the exact procedure that is needed. It allows for patient education by showing the patient what the dentist sees. Patients are better able to understand the procedures that are being done to them and it helps to put them at ease and improves the patient-dentist trust relationship. Also, thanks to these technological advances patients are able to be more proactive and involved in their care.
Air abrasion is like a mini sandblaster that allow our dentist to spray the decay away. During air abrasion a thin spray of particles is concentrated on the decayed portion of the tooth and is removed as the spray hits it. The decay is then suctioned away. Air Abrasion can also be used by our dentist for other procedures for example, to remove old composite restorations or to prepare the tooth’s surface for bonding or sealants.
Diagnodent technology uses a simple laser diode to inspect your teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a known healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. How? First, we aim the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces to give us a benchmark reading.
Then, we continue on around your mouth, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As the laser pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, it reflects fluorescent light of a specific wavelength. This light is measured by receptors, converted to an acoustic signal, evaluated electronically to reveal a value between one and 100, then displayed on a screen. Anytime the laser encounters a surface that reads differently than the healthy baseline value, it stimulates emission of fluorescent light of a different wavelength. A reading of 10-20 indicates some enamel softening, pointing to a potential problem area that merits close monitoring. A reading of 21-100 indicates a definite area of decay requiring a filling
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