Bakersfield Dental Technology

Our modern facility is equipped with some of the most state-of-the-art technologies available, all to advance excellence in aesthetic dentistry and demonstrate our “patient first” philosophy.

Promoting your health and wellness in a pleasant and relaxing setting is our top priority.

Digital 2D & 3D Imaging

digital x-rays

Enjoy the digital difference!

2D digital x-ray sensors reduce radiation exposure by approximately five-fold compared to conventional x-ray machines. Not only is the radiation exposure significantly less, but digital sensors also produce better, clearer imaging solutions. This means minimizing the total number of X-rays each patient must have, and, as a result, further reduces the amount of radiation exposure.

3D Cone Beam Imaging

Modern digital X-ray images taken in most dental offices are two-dimensional. Now with the Galileos 3D Cone Beam imaging system, we’re seeing things in 3-dimensional that we couldn’t see before. It detects potential abnormalities and pathology in the teeth, jaw, sinuses, and airway.

It is an ideal scanning for patients with strong gag reflexes or small mouths because no film or sensor is inserted into the mouth.

In addition, CBCT offers:

  • Low radiation dose of less than half the radiation from a traditional 2D full mouth series of x-rays.
  • Comprehensive scan of the complete oral-maxillofacial area in just 14 seconds
  • 3D images make the X-ray diagnosis, implant treatment planning, and airway management far safer, more predictable, and faster.

Virtual Impressions

Digital Impressions: Virtually Perfect!

Digital impression imaging is very popular and appreciated by our patients. These impressions represent cutting-edge technology that allows us to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the teeth to be restored utilizing a digital optical scanning device. The virtual impression information is then securely emailed to the laboratory for fabrication of the new restorations. Now a more comfortable patient experience in less time and with no more gooey, distasteful impression materials!

For the past several years, we’ve been using a variety of different lasers. Many patients are unaware of the benefits of laser dentistry, which we can sum up in two words – pain-free and precise. With our lasers, we can also treat you with minimal risk of infection, no bleeding, more accurate results, and quicker recovery time.

Soft tissue Laser Therapy

The use of lasers allows us to provide non-surgical treatment that detoxifies, disinfects, and decontaminates diseased tissue and then promotes regeneration of healthy tissue.
Solea laser
We utilize the Solea Laser – a highly advanced laser that actually replaces the dental drill for soft tissue treatments, frenectomies, or treating mouth ulcers.

It is undeniable the ease of patients accepting non-surgical laser therapy versus traditional scalpel, surgical treatment. Indeed, most patients are deeply appreciative of being offered this conservative, alternative solution to treatment.

Should I consider cosmetic laser dentistry?

While laser dentistry can be used to keep your gums and teeth healthy, they can also predictably and precisely help with many cosmetic concerns, like “gummy” smiles and smiles with uneven gums. With lasers, a beautiful smile has never been so comfortable and easy to achieve.

Intra-Oral Cameras

With digital intra-oral cameras in every room, now you can see what we see together on a large LCD screen.

An intra-oral camera helps us take an even better look into our patients’ mouths, especially for showing problem areas our patients may have been unaware. In addition, it improves our ability to diagnose and design each treatment plan to the unique needs and desires of each patient.

CariScreen Testing

The CariScreen Susceptibility Meter is a revolutionary quick, inexpensive, and reliable test to reveal your risk for future cavities or decay on your teeth. We recommend that eventually everyone be tested.

We simply take a swab sample of biofilm (plaque) from a patient’s teeth, which when combined with special bioluminescence reagents within the swab, will create a reaction that can be measured with the meter.

Identifying the oral bacterial load has been proven to correlate with a patient’s risk for decay. It also helps to measure a patient’s progress as they follow the recommended protocols for reducing risk.

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Salivary Diagnostics

At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.