Serving Patients in Vancouver WA
At Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry, we can administer local anesthetic for anything from cleanings to root canals. We want all of our patients to be as comfortable as possible!
iTero Scanning for Crowns and Bridges
We use a handheld wand to scan your mouth, creating a digital impression of your mouth without the mess or bad taste of traditional mold materials. These digital impressions can be sent electronically to the dental lab, eliminating mailing time and shortening the turn-around for the lab-created appliance. Traditional mold impressions can sometimes result in several visits to find the right crown fit, but with digital imaging, we can eliminate guesswork. Digital imaging significant improves restorations and patient experience.
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We use digital x-rays because of their advantages over traditional film. Digital x-rays use a fifth of the radiation with traditional x-rays, providing a safer experience. Digital x-rays also allow us to display onscreen images of your x-rays, so you can see exactly what we see. Digital x-rays are also available immediately, so we can communicate details about your dental health quickly and accurately.
X-rays are one of our best tools, and digital x-rays are a great improvement. They allow us to see and identify dental problems that are too small or hidden from visual inspection. By finding issues early, we can fix them or prevent them from getting worse, before they progress to a more serious problem. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
- Tooth decay that is internal.
- Cysts and abscesses.
- Tumors, either cancerous or non-cancerous.
- Impacted teeth including wisdom teeth.
- Teeth that are still coming in or have not descended.
Ultrasonic Scaling Devices and Ultrasonic Scalers are used to remove difficult patches of tartar from teeth, especially in the treatment of periodontitis. This device uses ultrasonic vibrations that help break down plaque and calculus, which can cause gingivitis and periodontal disease.
More about ultrasonic scalers:
- No chemicals are used, only water.
- Removes tartar in hard to reach areas, causing no damage to the tooth enamel.
- The vibration produced by the scaling tip of an Ultrasonic Scaler is barely perceptible.
- Ultrasonic cleaning is not painful, so suitable to those with sensitive teeth.
- The cleaning process is fast