Digital x-rays have completely transformed the way doctors look at teeth and the body. This new dental technology includes a tiny sensor which is placed in your mouth and emits a small amount of radiation, nearly 90% less than traditional x-rays. Doctors can rotate, enlarge, and change the colors on each x-ray to get a better idea of what is happening. These digital images stay on computers or mobile devices, so they could last a lifetime.
Digital X-rays are convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be sent to different specialists and practices easily, and most of all they are safer for our patients.
Laser for Soft Tissue & Bacterial Reduction
Lasers have changed the way patients receive care, offering a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional methods. These intense narrow wavelengths have the advantage of precision, resulting in more predictable reactions from soft tissues of the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing little noticeable heat through engagement with its target. Laser treatment is ideal for oral surgeries as it rarely affects tissues other than those targeted. The technology allows for precise control in regards to depth and extent of cutting, while minimizing bleeding and sterilizing treatment areas.
Currently, dental applications include gum disease treatments, gum re-contouring, incision cauterizing and tissue fusion, lesion reparation, and biopsies.
The invention of intraoral cameras has allowed patients to see what their dentist sees during treatment. You can relax comfortably whenever you visit Canyon Trails – the dental chair just became your front row seat to personalized oral health care.
How does it work? Your doctor or hygienist will insert a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth; the device is covered with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention. This wand is used to take video inside your mouth and transmits the images via cable to a nearby computer.
Valplast® Flexible Partials
Valplast Flexible Partial dentures - characterized by their realistic, comfortable, affordable prosthetic – are a popular treatment option for many of our patients with missing teeth. These lightweight partial dentures were created so you could easily bend and move with your mouth for added comfort.
Since 1953, the company has created millions of prescription partials for satisfied dental patients. Reliable, durable materials contribute to longevity and an intelligent aesthetic design results in a more natural-looking prosthetic.
To maintain your Valplast partial and good oral health,
- Clean your piece regularly
- Soak the partial in denture cleaner for 15 minutes each day or overnight, 3x per week
- Remove loose particles with running water or a sonic denture cleaner
- Rinse your partial after eating, and gently remove food particles
- Store the partial in water when you aren’t wearing it
- Brush your natural teeth and gums, and visit your dentist at least twice a year
- Do not use brushes to clean your partial
- Keep the appliance away from pets and children
- Ask us about safe cleaners for your Valplast partial
Visit Valplast online to learn more: www.valplast.com.