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State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Dr. Matthew Torres and the team at family-owned Carson Valley Dental Arts utilize the latest in dental technology as part of their commitment to making their dental service as convenient and effective as possible for you.
By taking advantage of cutting-edge dental equipment and techniques, we can further enhance your dental experience. Our dental technology includes a number of cutting-edge tools, equipment, techniques and materials we use to ensure you receive high-quality, gentle dental care.
Our dentist and team received the necessary training to utilize advanced dental technology to enhance your dental care and health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Torres.
3D Digital Scans
Our practice utilizes an innovative device that creates virtually limitless views of the face, neck and teeth called 3D digital imaging, also known as cone beam CT scans.
With these highly precise scans, Dr. Torres can quickly see computer-generated views of the bones in your face and teeth, as well as other details from any angle.
Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. Dr. Torres may use dental cone beam 3D imaging to:
- Plan dental implant placement
- Evaluate the jaws and face
- View the head and neck as a comprehensive whole
- Diagnose tooth decay (cavities) and other dental problems
- Detect endodontic problems and plan root canal therapy
- Analyze dental and facial trauma
- Plan and evaluate the progress of orthodontic treatment
- Visualize abnormal teeth
- Assess a TMJ disorder
Safe and Effective Diagnoses
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Never stressed going to this office. Friendly and efficient staff. Michele is a great hygienist who shows concern for your comfort. I like the small business plan that helps those of us who do not have dental insurance!
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Digital X-rays allow Dr. Matthew Torres to quickly detect any oral health issues so he can quickly provide you appropriate treatment. Digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays that use film.
Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than conventional film X-rays, and they require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Our dentist can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care.
Digital radiography can identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, including:
- Decay in between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
We may also use digital dental X-rays to plan certain kinds of dental treatment such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants and more.
An intraoral camera is an incredibly useful tool for when the dentist needs to get a closer look at different parts of your mouth, making diagnoses more accurate. The intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped tool that we can use to take color, high-quality photos of your teeth and gums, as well as other structures in your mouth as needed.
We utilize the intraoral camera to better evaluate your oral health and to diagnose dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, as well as tooth damage such as a cracked or chipped tooth. The intraoral camera is also useful in following up after a treatment has been completed.
In addition to helping our team get a better view of your smile, the images taken with the intraoral camera are helpful for allowing you to gain a better understanding of your oral health and dental treatments. We can also send these photos to other dentists and specialists and submit them to dental insurance companies as needed.
Telescopic loupes, also called surgical microscopes, are powerful glasses with magnifiers on them, allowing our dentist to see minute details that would go unnoticed to the naked eye.
The microscopes magnify and illuminate your mouth so that we can clearly see the fine details of your smile and pinpoint the exact location of any dental concerns. Many microscopes offer several levels of magnification so that we can view your smile as closely as we need. Advantages of surgical microscopes include:
- More accurate diagnosis
- Ability to detect even the smallest indications of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer
- Earlier and less invasive treatment
- Minimized size of the surgical site
- Enhanced comfort during your procedure
- Reduced healing time following treatment