Advanced Dental Technology – San Ramon, CA

Advanced Technology for Enhanced Dental Care

If it has been a while since you last visited the dentist, you may be surprised at how much has changed. The technology that dentists use for diagnosis and treatment has come a long way, allowing patients to feel more informed and comfortable when it comes to their care. Our team at Gale Ranch Family Dental has adopted a number of innovative dental technologies and techniques, all in the name of offering a better experience to our patients. Feel free to learn more about our technological offerings below before you reach out to us at our San Ramon dental office.

Intraoral Cameras

Dental professional holding a thin white intraoral camera

An intraoral camera is a wand-like device that has a small camera at the tip. It can be used to capture detailed images of your teeth and gums in order to give you a complete picture of your oral health. We’ll be able to show you exactly what’s happening inside your mouth so that you can see for yourself why specific treatments might be needed.

All-Digital Dental X-Rays

Dentist pointing to X rays of teeth on computer screen

Taking traditional X-rays often meant exposing patients to high levels of radiation. In comparison, all-digital dental X-rays are much safer. They produce around 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays, making them a suitable option for children and adults alike. On top of that, digital X-rays don’t have to be developed in a dark room, and their high resolution often makes it easier to identify any oral health issues that may be developing.

3D Cone Beam Imaging

3 D cone beam scanner against wall

When it comes to procedures such as dental implant placement and root canal therapy, precision is often key. We’re able to create comprehensive 3D images of the entire mouth thanks to our Dexis 3D Cone Beam Imaging system, which helps us gather more information than would be possible with a regular X-ray alone. Not only will we get a good look at your teeth and gums, but we’ll also be able to identify important structures like blood vessels and nerve pathways.

Digital Dental Impressions

Dentist capturing digital dental impressions of a patient

Smiles come in all shapes and sizes, so whenever you get a dental crown, bridge, or veneer, we will need to take a detailed impression of your teeth. Our practice uses the iTero digital dental impression system, which involves scanning your mouth with a small device shaped like a pen. The images captured by this device will be combined into a 3D model that trained lab technicians can use to create a restoration that fits properly and blends in with the rest of your grin.

Cavity Detection System

Woman having her teeth scanned by cavity detection system

If there’s a cavity forming in your mouth, you need to know about it as soon as possible; leaving it alone for too long can have dire consequences, and in some cases, it could even lead to you losing the tooth. With our cavity detection system, we can catch even the smallest signs of decay. Once we’ve identified a cavity, we can devise an appropriate treatment to prevent further damage to your tooth and protect your overall oral health.