In the past few decades, we have seen some amazing advances in dentistry. Since Dr. Jaurequi stays current with all these changes, he decides which will help him deliver the best dental care and then introduces them into his practice.
Digital dentistry is one area where we’re particularly keen because it improves so many areas of your experience here at Hawaiian Island Dental. Even if you aren’t certain what it involves, digital dentistry enhances almost every part of your experience when you visit us.
How Digital Dentistry Benefits You
Digital dentistry includes any technology that uses computer-controlled components. Let’s take a typical appointment at Hawaiian Island Dental and see how we use digital dentistry.
Our front office team greets you warmly when you arrive for your appointment and uses our computer-based scheduling to check you in, so there's no wait. When you’re seated comfortably in your dental chair, we easily pull up your digital records to review your dental history.
When it's time for your dental exam, Dr. Jaurequi uses a digital intraoral camera to show you what's happening with your teeth. As he moves the tiny camera around your mouth, the images appear instantly on your chairside monitor so you can see what he sees.
If Dr. Jaurequi spots a cavity that needs a tooth filling, he’ll request a digital x-ray to plan the appropriate treatment. Digital x-rays emit much less radiation than film x-rays, and we don’t have to store any hazardous chemicals at our office to process them.
Since your x-rays are digital, we can view them in moments. By enlarging the image, zooming in or out, or rotating it to give you different views, we can show you why you need a tooth filling, and you can feel more confident and informed about your oral health.
Other Advanced Digital Dental Technology
Digital Impressions for Your Comfort
Do you dread getting an impression taken when you need a dental crown? Most people do! By using digital impressions, we eliminate the need for the whole messy process. Today, taking an impression is as easy as passing a small digital scanner across your teeth.
The result is an exact 3-D virtual model of your teeth that we use to design your dental crown, then send electronically to a dental lab that prepares it.
3-D Cone Beam Scans for Precise Implant Placement
When planning dental implant placement, we need more detailed information than a 2-D digital x-ray provides. 3-D cone beam imaging technology (CBCT) shows your teeth, bone, and the soft tissues around them. This means that Dr. Jaurequi can determine the precise spot to place your implant before he begins your procedure.
Are You Due for Your Next Dental Exam?
If you are due for your next six-month dental checkup, we would love to show you some of our high-tech dentistry in action! Call us so we can schedule an appointment at your convenience.
At Hawaiian Island Dental, we serve patients in Lihue, Kapaa, Koloa, Kalaheo, Waimea, Kekaha, Princeville, Hanalei, and surrounding communities.