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Dental Technology

Advanced Tools, Advanced Care

Every day, it seems like technology makes leaps and bounds to make life easier. In the field of dentistry, our team at Studio Dental stays on top of the most innovative technology and techniques available to make sure that we are able to diagnose and treat our patients more quickly, more effectively, and more comfortably. Keep reading to learn more about the dental technology in McKinney, TX that we use on a daily basis to make your visit with us better!

Intraoral Camera

Dentist capturing intraoral images

Trying to understand an oral issue that you can’t feel or see on your own can be difficult for some patients. That’s why we use intraoral cameras to capture live images of the inside of your mouth. From these images, which are displayed on screens chairside, we can show you exactly what we see, more clearly explain your treatment options, and enable you to make a more confident decision about how to proceed.

Digital X-Rays

Panoramic dental x-rays

X-rays are an invaluable tool when it comes to diagnosing oral problems. They reveal issues that lie beyond what the naked eye can see, helping Dr. Kim catch and treat issues as soon as possible. In the past, X-rays required harsh chemicals and time to develop the images, but our more earth-friendly digital technology produces X-rays almost instantaneously, allowing for faster diagnosis. Also, digital X-rays emit far less radiation than traditional ones, protecting you from harmful exposure.

CT/Cone Beam Scanner

3D CT scanner

As helpful as digital X-rays can be, they don’t reveal everything. For more complicated procedures, such as dental implant placement, a CT/cone beam scanner creates a 3D image of all your oral structures. In planning your procedure, Dr. Kim can meticulously prepare and increase the chances of successful treatment and recovery by avoiding nerves and blood vessels, for example. This advanced technology ensures that your complex procedure ends with strong replacement teeth.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Patient receiving laser dentistry

Sometimes the problem lies not with the teeth but with the gum tissue. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, so it’s important to treat the condition and get rid of all the harmful bacteria. Dr. Kim can use our soft tissue laser to gently and effectively remove infected soft tissues and bacteria that cause gum disease. This technology is far more comfortable than traditional treatment methods and involves little bleeding, if any at all, which means that won’t have to worry about sutures and you’ll heal faster!