Dental Technology

Dental Technology at Azure Dental

At Azure Dental, our doctors stay up-to-date with the latest dental education and technological advances to serve patients at our office in San Francisco. We use the latest dental technologies to ensure that our patients have the best possible experience.

Contact us to talk to a dental professional about our dental technology and how it can help your dental health.

Dental Technologies Used at Our Dental Practice

Our dental office in San Francisco has access to modern dental technology that makes our practice more efficient and effective. Some of the technologies we use include:

CT Scan and PANO

A CT scan is a tool that can be used in dentistry to create a 3D image of the teeth and jaws. This scan can be beneficial for planning dental implants or assessing the severity of tooth decay or gum disease.

A PANO, or panoramic x-ray, is another type of imaging tool that can be used in dentistry. This type of x-ray creates a 2D image of the teeth and jaws. PANOs are often used to assess the health of the teeth and jaws or to plan certain types of dental treatments.

Both CT scans and PANOs are essential tools that can be used to help ensure that dental patients receive the best possible care.

iTero and Carestream 3D Scanners

Dental scanners are used to create a 3D model of teeth and gums, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as dental implants, braces, and crowns. The computer-assisted design produces accurate 3D images of teeth and oral structures and allows dentists to make adjustments and modifications in real-time.

ZOOM Whitening System

Zoom! is one of the most popular teeth whitening treatments available today. It is used to achieve dramatic results in a single visit. The treatment itself is simple and easy to tolerate. First, a special gel is applied to the teeth. Then, a powerful light is used to activate the gel and cause it to break down stains. The entire process usually takes less than an hour, and patients can typically expect to see their teeth lighten by several shades. Zoom! is an effective way to achieve a brighter smile, and it can be an excellent option for people looking for immediate results.

Intra-Oral Camera

Intra-oral cameras are small cameras used to take pictures of the inside of a patient’s mouth. These cameras offer several benefits, including:

  • letting the dental team see everything that’s going on in the patient’s mouth
  • helping the dental team diagnose problems
  • making it easy for the dental team to share information with the patient
  • providing a permanent record of treatment

Intra-oral cameras help detect oral health problems like periodontal disease at an early stage, which can help prevent them from becoming more serious. The camera gives the dentist a close-up view of the inside of the patient’s mouth, making it easier to identify and treat any problems.

We use intraoral cameras in our dental procedures to get the best possible results for our patients.

Digital X-Rays

We use digital x-rays to look at problems in a patient’s mouth. Digital x-rays use technological advances that make them much safer than traditional film x-rays. They also allow us to share images with the patient or with a dental laboratory immediately, which helps keep patients informed about their treatment and will enable labs to quickly get to work on creating dental restorations that aren’t done in-office.

We use digital x-rays because they provide a clear, accurate view of the teeth and oral cavity that helps us diagnose problems and provide better care for our patients.

Paperless Charting Systems

Paperless charting systems are an advancement in dental technology that offer several advantages for our patients.

For patients, they offer: 

  • an electronic record of their dental history
  • the ability to view their dental records from anywhere
  • the ability for the dental team to record patient preferences or concerns like dental anxiety, so they can be addressed at each visit
  • the ability to share information instantly and securely

Contact Us for Dental Treatment in San Francisco, CA

If you are looking for a great dentist that uses the latest dental technology to serve patients, visit us at Azure Dental in San Francisco, CA. We provide quality dental care for the whole family.

Contact us today to learn more about how dental technology can help identify and treat your dental conditions.