At Roseville Dental Center, we're excited about recent advancements in dental technology that allow us to treat our patients using modern, proven, and effective tools and techniques. Our ongoing commitment to advanced dentistry sets us apart from other Roseville dentists. We're continually looking for ways to improve the quality of the care we provide to you and your family.
If it’s been a while since you last had dental X-rays taken, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the digital technology at our Roseville dental office! Digital X-rays offer a number of benefits over conventional X-rays, including:
We use our intraoral cameras to show you what we see during your exam and guide you through your diagnosis and treatment options. We want you to understand your treatment needs and feel confident in the decisions you make for your smile.
Ultrasonic scalers use vibration energy to crush and remove tartar (calcified bacterial products that collect and attach to the tooth and root surfaces). In addition to hand scalers, ultrasonic scalers make cleanings faster and more efficient, requiring less time than manual instruments for the same job. Best of all, their smaller tips cause less tissue distention and require very little pressure, making cleanings more comfortable!
Your health and safety are our top priorities at Roseville Dental Center. Not only is our office clean and uncluttered, but our treatment rooms are disinfected between each patient. We also have a dedicated space where we professionally and meticulously disinfect our dental instruments before each use. We even regularly monitor the effectiveness of our sterilization techniques using an independent third party.
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.
This procedure requires little to no special preparation. Tell your doctor if there's a possibility you are pregnant. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and leave jewelry at home. You may be asked to wear a gown.
What is Dental Cone Beam CT?
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. It is not used routinely because the radiation exposure from this scanner is significantly more than regular dental x-rays. See the Safety page for more information about x-rays. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to generate three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning.
Cone beam CT is not the same as conventional CT. However, dental cone beam CT can be used to produce images that are similar to those produced by conventional CT imaging.
With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images, also called views. CT scans and cone beam CT both produce high-quality images.
Dental cone beam CT was developed as a means of producing similar types of images but with a much smaller and less expensive machine that could be placed in an outpatient office.
Cone beam CT provides detailed images of the bone and is performed to evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses. It does not provide the full diagnostic information available with conventional CT, particularly in evaluation of soft tissue structures such as muscles, lymph nodes, glands and nerves. However, cone beam CT has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to conventional CT.
The 3Shape TRIOS is a powder-free intraoral scanner with highly accurate 3D output and realistic colors, with ‘AI Scan’ removing unwanted soft tissue for fast impression taking. In addition, 3Shape TRIOS measures the teeth shade and records the patient's own jaw movement to obtain the best restorative result back from lab.
The Trios Scanner is capable of measuring shades of teeth and adding HD photos to the 3D model.
Our team uses gentle laser technology to treat various conditions, including tooth decay, addressing gum disease, and removing damaged or excess soft tissue. Laser dentistry is minimally invasive and minimizes bleeding and pain. It also shortens healing times and sterilizes the treatment area for more effective and comfortable procedures.