Our Technology

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Our Technology

Our Technology We are inspired to offering you dental technology to make your diagnosis and dental treatment safer, faster, and more effective. It is yet another way for us to help relieve dental anxiety and give you the confidence that our practice can truly help you meet your needs.

Laser Technology

Laser TechnologyLaser treatment is one of the most exciting and innovative advances in the field of dentistry. Essentially, laser dentistry can reduce and even eliminate the need for surgical instruments and sutures to resolve certain types of dental problems. Laser technology are powerful and effective tool designed to reshape the gumline and treat soft tissues without invasive surgery. Dr. Puerto can help to significantly reduce discomfort and allow you to heal much faster. Plus, laser dentistry typically involves much shorter treatment times for procedures that traditionally took much longer to perform. Our practice uses the state-of-the-art Laser system to perform minor dental surgery without the need for a surgical blade or stitches along the gumline.

Digital Impressions

Digital ImpressionsFor a variety of procedures, including cosmetic, dental implants, Invisalign®, and others, you will need to have an impression made of your teeth to ensure the most accurate and precise results.

​​​​​​​The digital impression system which utilizes a computer scanner to create a model and concise map of your teeth. The entire process takes minutes to complete, is completely painless, and reduces your time in the dentist’s chair.

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral CamerasIntraoral cameras make it possible to take very clear images inside your mouth and magnify them several times for viewing on a computer monitor. Cavities, cracks lines on your teeth, receding gums, and many other conditions can typically be clearly seen on the intraoral camera’s high-resolution images. The pictures obtained by intraoral cameras can help you to better comprehend what may be going on with your dental health, allowing you to better communicate with Dr. Puerto about your needs.

Digital X-Rays/3d Imaging

Digital X-Rays/3d ImagingWith digital X-ray and 3D imaging, Dr. Puerto can provide safer, more accurate dental treatment while helping you to obtain a clearer picture of what is going on with your teeth and bone. Digital X-ray technology reduces your radiation exposure by up to 90% when compared with traditional X-rays – that is less than the amount of radiation you can get from simple sun exposure. At the same time, digital imaging reduces the overall processing time of your X-rays and cuts the use of chemicals, having a positive impact on the environment. All of these advantages work to give our dental team a more precise view of any problem areas and come up with a customized treatment plan for your needs.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous OxideNitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas that you can breathe. It has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, due to the fact that the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient can breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.

There Are Many Advantages To Using Nitrous Oxide

  • The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
  • There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
  • Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
  • Inhalation sedation is highly effective in minimizing gagging.
  • It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and pain killing properties develop.

When Not To Use Nitrous Oxide

You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, chest problems, M.S., cold or other difficulties with breathing.”