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At first glance, you might think dentistry is an unchanging field — after all, teeth and the technology used to care for them have been around for centuries! But the reality is that dental technology has seen significant developments in recent years – improvements that have made oral healthcare more precise, more effective, and less invasive. From advanced 3D imaging to low-radiation digital x-rays, advances in dental technology are revolutionizing family dental care. At Local Dental San Antonio, Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee help patients of all ages maintain better oral health.

Digital X-Rays

Generally, most dentists recommend that patients undergo dental x-rays if they are new patients or once a year. Imaging tools and software help our dentistry team diagnose and treat patients by seeing the “inside” of their teeth, bone, and jaws. Our digital x-ray machines capture images of complex, hard tissues that help us see abnormalities in areas that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

Furthermore, digital x-rays emit significantly lower radiation than traditional x-rays, which makes them one of the safest x-ray options.

Paperless Office

Are you tired of filling out paperwork at every doctor’s visit? By switching from paper to electronic medical forms, you could save immense time and effort. Nowadays, there are countless benefits for patients and dentists who use paperless forms in the healthcare system. These digital records can provide easier access and secure storage of important information like dental history and notes (without extra filing cabinets!) Ditching old-fashioned paper forms is a modern, digital solution that streamlines our practice and improves how we manage all aspects of our patient’s oral health care needs.

CBCT/3D Imaging

CBCT imaging is increasingly sought after by both patients and practitioners alike! CT scanning has become a prevalent, reliable option for providing medical professionals detailed information about patients’ teeth, jaws, and other oral structures. Not only does it enable physicians to diagnose issues more accurately in the mouth, but it can also be used for treatment planning as well. This post will explain why Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanning is an invaluable tool that offers unparalleled benefits over conventional X-ray methods and is necessary before receiving dental implants.

Technologically Driven Tools are Transforming Modern Day Dentistry

When it comes to your dental health and well-being, advances in dental technology can help keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Paired with traditional at-home hygiene habits and regular professional care, modern innovations can ensure that you maintain healthy smiles for life.

Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee utilize dental technology in numerous ways to improve patient outcomes. Discover the latest advancements in dental technology and how they can provide ongoing improvements in oral health care services when you schedule an appointment at Local Dental San Antonio.

Take advantage of our online booking or conveniently call (210) 686-1486. The San Antonio community can trust the Local Dental team to keep individuals and families healthy, happy, and feeling at home.