Advanced Dental Technology in San Jose
Also serving Los Gatos & Campbell
Our office uses many of the latest advances in technology to make your treatment precise, comfortable and minimally invasive. Read below and learn more about the technology we use to give you high-quality, stable results.
Our digital x-rays emit minimal radiation and produce sharp images that are available for viewing in seconds. Digital x-ray images are clearer than conventional film images and can be magnified for a detailed inspection of small areas.
Digital Panoramic X-rays
Digital panoramic x-ray images provide a comprehensive view of your entire mouth, clearly showing your teeth, the bone levels in your jaw and your sinus cavities. They are a vital diagnostic tool for determining the state of your oral health, as they show parts of your anatomy that are not visible in limited-field x-rays.
Cone Beam 3D CT Scanner
For dental implant treatment and other procedures requiring great diagnostic detail, Dr. Bhave takes a dental 3D CT scan. The scanner creates high-resolution 3D 360 degree views of your teeth, jawbone and surrounding structures. The images can be viewed from any angle and magnified for close inspection. 3D imaging makes it possible to plan procedures in great detail ahead of time and avoid the need for invasive exploratory surgery and time-wasting actions.
3D Implant Treatment Planning Software
Dr. Bhave uses the 3D CT scan images in special 3D software to precisely plan, ahead of surgery, the exact position, angle and depth of insertion of each implant. She also plans any needed bone grafting. Using the software, she is able to plan each placement so the implant has maximum bone support and creates the best bite alignment for the new teeth (crown, bridge or denture). Using this software ensures an optimum result and makes the procedure efficient and minimally invasive.
For most implant placements, Dr. Bhave manufactures and uses a surgical guide during the procedure. A surgical guide is a template that fits over the dental arch and marks the exact location and angle for each implant that is being placed. Use of the guide ensures that planning is executed precisely. It also makes the procedure faster and more comfortable.
We use ultrasonic scalers to efficiently remove the accumulated bacterial plaque and calculus (hardened deposits of plaque) from your teeth. High-frequency vibrations generated by the scaler break up these deposits and simultaneously kill disease-causing bacteria. Ultrasonic scalers clean deeper and faster than conventional scaling instruments. They are also gentler on the teeth and can be adjusted for patient comfort.
Our intraoral camera is a small digital camera that takes crisp digital photos of the inside of your mouth. These images show the external condition of your teeth, gums and soft tissues in detail. These images provide information not visible in x-rays. This is valuable data for precise diagnosis and treatment planning.
With our digital camera, the doctor takes external photos of your face, smile and teeth. These photos are used as a diagnostic tool for cosmetic treatments as well as Invisalign clear aligners.
Our periodontist uses the Millenium Periolase laser to perform non-surgical treatment for moderate to severe gum disease. The laser is used to eliminate bacteria, remove diseased gum tissue, seal up the gum pocket and stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue that will provide strong support for the teeth. Laser treatment can resolve even severe cases of gum disease without the need for conventional periodontal surgery. Healing time is also much faster than that needed after traditional surgical procedures.