Top Dental Technologies at Smile Avenue Family Dentistry Katy
Smile Avenue Family Dentistry is proud to offer the latest in dental technology to maximize treatment outcomes and provide faster, more comfortable experiences for our patients. Dr. Vuong and his team use top modern technologies to provide our comprehensive selection of dental services to patients across Katy, TX and beyond!
Diagnodent Laser Dentistry
Dentists have traditionally used probing with hand instruments, x-rays and visual cues to find dental decay. While these methods can cavities, they are only 50-75% accurate and do not compare to the more advanced technologies available today, including ultra-efficient laser dentistry technology. Our team is proud to offer DIAGNOdent laser technology to find dental caries early on, before they can be seen, probed, or detected by x-rays.
A computer readout is then available to the dentist as the light from a laser diode is shined on the teeth giving immediate feedback. DIAGNOdent is a safe way to detect tooth decay in its earliest stages.
With digital x-rays, patients are exposed to one-tenth the radiation of traditional x-ray machines. At Smile Avenue Family Dentistry, we use advanced digital x-rays to protect our patients from unnecessary radiation exposure.
One of the main complaints about going to the dentist is the injection that preceded dental treatments. Even with topical anesthetic to ease the pinch, many people are uncomfortable with the injection. The DentalVibe provides an extra measure of comfort by vibration at the injection site. This vibration blocks the sensation of pain while the injection is being administered. Patients report feeling no pain while being injected when DentalVibe is used.
With intraoral imaging we are able to detect and diagnose issues below the surface areas of the mouth. This technology allows the dentist to see the extent of dental decay within teeth, any problems that may be occurring in the bone and other issues. Exposure to radiation is very low.
3D Cone Beam Technology
When it comes to placing dental implants, Dr. Vuong and the team at Smile Avenue Family Dentistry of Katy have invested in the latest dental imaging technology available. Our 3D Cone Beam scanning system allows for more accurate, predictable implant placement surgery and more successful outcomes. CBCT technology provides clear three-dimensional images of the entire mouth, including the surrounding nerves, sinuses and bone that need to be considered when placing a dental implant. When it comes to restoring your smile, we are proud to use the best that modern dentistry has to offer.
Many dental procedures require that the site being worked on be kept dry and free from debris. The Isolite system helps achieve this while providing a more comfortable experience for the patient, since debris from the dental procedure is kept out of the mouth. It allows our dentists to have better visibility for the area of the mouth being treated, while allowing our dentists to more efficiently complete dental procedures. This means less time in the dentist's chair for our patients!
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Whitening your teeth can make you look younger, providing a brighter, more vibrant smile. At Smile Avenue Family Dentistry in Katy, we use the ZOOM! professional teeth whitening system to brighten the smiles of our patients. Zoom uses a hydrogen peroxide whitening agent that is then activated by a special light. With preparation, activation, and cleanup included, the in-office whitening procedure lasts less than an hour. Actual treatment time is only about 45 minutes!
Three 15 minute applications are needed to completely remove stains and discolorations from the teeth. After the whitening process is completed, our team will provide a gel-containing fluoride is placed on the teeth to reduce sensitivity.
Laughing Gas Sedation
Smile Avenue Family Dentistry provides safe sedation dentistry to help ensure comfort for patients with all levels of dental anxiety. One of the most popular sedation dentistry methods is the use of nitrous oxide. Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide helps place the patient in a relaxed, euphoric state for the duration of their dental treatment. Patients receive a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen to help them relax through the procedure.
Once your dental treatment is completed, your dentist will discontinue the nitrous oxide and administer pure oxygen to clear the system. Patients recover quickly and completely, and are often feeling refreshed! Nitrous oxide is considered a mild sedative and is the sedation of choice when a child needs to be sedated in order to be comfortable during dental procedures. Your dentist will always base your sedation level on a thorough assessment of your needs, treatment plan, and health history!
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Because we value your time and comfort, Smile Avenue Family Dentistry invests in the dental technologies and techniques that help reduce your time in the dental chair while providing excellent results for your smile! When a new technology proves to be more efficient, reliable, and better tolerated by patients, we're proud to use it at our practice. When you visit our Katy dental office, you can trust that you'll always have the best of what the field has to offer!
Your oral health and comfort come first. Call today to experience the difference top dental technologies can make! Smile Avenue Family Dentistry is accepting new patients of all ages for full suite of services, all powered by the best tools in dentistry.