Our Advanced Technology in Fort Worth, TX
Lake Country Dental uses state-of-the-art technology in Fort Worth, Texas. Our equipment enables us to give you the best dental treatment possible, often without the unnecessary pain that may be associated with dental visits. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, or to learn more about the technology we use, please contact our office at (817) 236-8771.
CEREC® Same-Day Restorations
CEREC technology allows our team to provide you with a custom-made, high-quality dental restoration in a single visit to our office. Traditional dental technology required at least two visits to complete a dental restoration; CEREC technology saves you time and discomfort by eliminating the need for a second visit. With CEREC technology, we can create the following types of dental restorations in just one visit:
- Dental crowns
- Dental veneers
- Dental inlays and onlays
With CEREC one-visit restorations, you will have no need for an uncomfortable temporary crown, veneers, or other restorations. In addition, CEREC uses advanced scanning technology to design the restoration, eliminating the need for messy impressions. CEREC one-visit restorations are created from high-quality porcelain that our dentist matches to your natural tooth color, so your restorations will look beautiful and natural for years to come. For more information on the advantages of CEREC one-visit restorations and our other advanced technology, we welcome you to call or visit us today.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging
At our office, we are committed to utilizing advanced dental technology to always provide you with the highest level of dental care. We are proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology at our dental practice. Cone beam 3D technology is an imaging system that provides our dentist and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat. Our dentist 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
Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. One of the advantages of 3D cone beam technology is that it provides our dentist and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that are more comprehensive than those provided by digital X-rays. To learn more about cone beam 3D imaging and how it helps us provide you with exceptional care, we invite you to contact us today.
Digital X-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. 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. Our team is able to use digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:
- 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. To learn more about digital radiography and how we use X-rays at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us soon.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a CEREC same-day crown and a traditional crown?
Thanks to CEREC technology, you won’t have to wait weeks for your crown to come back from a lab and you can avoid the messy impressions required with traditional crowns.
Same-day crowns also maintain the strength of your tooth because they often require less drilling, and therefore more of your natural tooth is saved. In addition, CEREC same-day crowns prevent further decay because the crowns are applied immediately.
What are the advantages of CEREC same-day veneers?
Same-day veneers can be applied within just one hour of treatment so multiple visits aren’t required to get the stunning results you expect.
Since you’ll receive all your care in one appointment, you won’t need temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent veneers to come back from the lab. Instead, you can enjoy your new permanent smile from the moment your appointment is finished.
How do I care for my CEREC porcelain veneers?
Once you receive your CEREC porcelain veneers, you should continue to see Dr. Snider bi-annually for checkups and cleanings while continuing to maintain good oral hygiene habits.
In addition to following the care guidelines given by Dr. Snider, you may want to avoid biting your nails or anything that applies added force on your teeth to avoid chipping. To prevent staining your veneers, steer clear of smoking and foods and beverages that are linked to tooth discoloration such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
If you follow these tips along with the guidelines recommended by Dr. Snider, your smile will stay beautiful for many years to come.
Are there any side effects of dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays give off a very low level of radiation, which makes the risks of potentially harmful effects very small. Here at Lake Country Dental, we use digital x-rays which emit 80% less radiation than traditional dental x-rays, making this a much safer alternative to the standard imaging process.