At Smile Craft Dental we use cutting-edge dental technology to provide you with safe, fast, and effective results!
In the past, most dental professionals had to use the traditional x-ray systems, which require film development. These days, we use digital x-rays due to their many benefits. A digital x-ray is safer and much quicker than its film predecessor. If the image comes out blurry, we can instantly retake a new one. Digital x-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool that helps us gain a better understanding of the inner workings of your mouth, more specifically the teeth, roots, and alveolar bone.
Close up of CEREC technology used to create same day crowns in house at Smile Craft Dental in Redwood City & Mountain View, CAOur doctors understand how valuable your time is, which is why we offer same-day dental crowns. This means we can prepare your tooth, take an impression, and fabricate your restoration, all within a single appointment.
Traditional dental crowns typically require multiple appointments for multiple procedures. The data we capture with our intraoral wand is wirelessly transferred to our computer system. We then use CAD/CAM software to design your crown “chairside” as you watch in real-time. Next, this information is sent to our milling unit, which transforms a single block of porcelain into your aesthetically-pleasing restoration.
An intraoral camera is a handheld appliance that is shaped like a wand. The tiny camera at the tip of the appliance takes hundreds of pictures per second to capture an in-depth and accurate image of your mouth. This image is sometimes used to create a digital impression of your teeth and gums. A digital impression is particularly useful for same-day dental crowns.
Digital impression technology gives our doctors a more comprehensive overview of your teeth and gum tissues. This allows us to better diagnose any potential problems and determine the next step in an effective treatment plan. We may utilize digital impressions for cosmetic dentistry or restorative purposes, orthodontic treatment, and dental implants.
3D CONE BEAM CT SCANNER
A cone beam CT scan is a diagnostic tool that produces a 3D representation of your teeth, gums, nerve pathways, and underlying bone structure within a single image. We typically utilize cone beam CT scans when a regular x-ray is not enough. Cone beam CT scans are ideal for dental implants, the diagnosis of TMJ disorders and tumors, and the evaluation of bone structure and tooth orientation.
We believe in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to new techniques, better equipment and overall care.
Top Tier Staff
Our experienced doctors and staff take a gentle, skillful, and patient-centered approach to dentistry.
Our approach to your dental needs is a partnership with a focus on prevention and education.
Cutting Edge Technology
We pride ourselves on the cutting edge technology that we use to offer you the best care.