San Jose, CA
Digital x-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save you money in the long run. Early detection can help prevent the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries.
X-rays give us a clear view of what we can't see such as decay between the teeth. An intraoral camera gives the patient a view of what the dentist sees.
The CariVu allows our team to identify Occlusal and Interproximal decay along with cracks in the tooth using safe near infrared light with no ionizing radiation.
We use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Additional technology utilized at Nancy Shiba, DDS include:
Dental Air Abrasion
Dental air abrasion is used to remove decay using a pressurized stream of powder; no anesthesia is needed! Cavity preparations are more conservative and cleaner for enhanced bond strengths to restorative materials. Optimal patient comfort!
Electric dental handpieces are quieter, use less vibration, have smoother, more precise power for making precise preparations. Patients with dental anxiety especially appreciate the quieter and smoother feeling during dental appointments.
Dental air polishers are especially useful in removing all biofilm from teeth prior to Bioclear restorative treatments. These air polishers may also be used to remove teeth stains and plaque in a gentle manner.
Soft Tissue Laser
These lasers may be used for several reasons such as to aid in impressions, remove excessive tissue, shorten healing times, and others.