High-Tech Dentistry in Santa Clara
Dr. Jayne and our staff want your treatment to be comfortable and efficient. We use some of the latest equipment that modern dental technology has to offer to achieve this goal.
Below, you can read about some of our high-tech equipment.
Panoramic X-rays capture a detailed, all-inclusive view of your teeth and mouth. This allows Dr. Jayne to assess parts of your jaw that can’t be seen with traditional dental x-rays. Panoramic X-rays are often used to evaluate jaw joint problems or assist with dentures and implants.
Digital X-rays provide many advantages for both the patient and the dentist. Office visits are shorter, digital X-rays use 80% less radiation than film X-rays and the high quality images allow Dr. Jayne to see the tiniest of cavities. The X-rays may be reviewed immediately on one of our large screen computer monitors. Since digital X-rays don’t require chemicals as film X-rays do, they are also much more environmentally friendly.
Intraoral cameras are small handheld digital cameras that comfortably take images of the inside of the mouth. The device streams a live video feed to a computer monitor, allowing both Dr. Jayne and her patient to review the results without delay. Dr. Jayne uses the intraoral camera as a tool for examination, treatment planning and patient education.
SNAP® Instant Dental Imaging
With our cosmetic imaging software we can show you how your smile will look after a smile makeover or after specific cosmetic procedures.
Our hygienists use Piezo ultrasonic scalers to remove hardened plaque and heavy stains from the surface of your teeth. The high-frequency sound waves of the ultrasonic scaler vibrate to remove buildup without harming your teeth or causing any discomfort. Ultrasonic scalers also increase the speed of cleanings.
With diode lasers, we can correct uneven or “gummy” smiles in one brief visit. The laser precisely and painlessly sculpts the gums to improve the appearance of the smile. The diode laser also cauterizes as it contours a uniformed gum line, which speeds up healing time.
Being able to see our work in minute detail with our magnification loupes makes for precision dentistry.
Electrosurgery makes any cutting a fast and precision process. It produces a near painless and cut, making post-treatment discomfort minimal.
Dexis CariVu is an innovative new approach to cavity detection that uses patented transillumination technology to quickly and easily detect cavities and cracks within teeth. The portable, handheld device captures high-quality imagery that is stored within the Dexis software, and can be used in a side-by-side comparison with images from intraoral cameras and X-rays for a diagnosis that is both fast and accurate.
ViziLite® Oral Cancer Screening
ViziLite is a breakthrough in oral cancer screening. This process is quick, completely painless and can be easily incorporated into your regular exam. You’ll rinse your mouth with a cleansing solution; your hygienist will lower the lights, and then use the ViziLite wand to check for abnormal tissue. Any potential problem areas with be illuminated and appear distinctly different than healthy tissue.
The VELscope Vx provides powerful technology for screening for oral abnormalities, which is vital for early detection of cancerous lesions. The system doesn’t require rinses or tints and is a valuable tool for accessing overall oral health.