Saticoy Plaza Dentistry
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Technology

We believe in taking advantage of dental technology whenever it makes your treatment faster, easier, and more comfortable. Many of the technologies we use at Saticoy Plaza Dentistry also allow you to play a greater part in the decision-making process.

After one visit to our Van Nuys dental office, we think you will understand the benefits that technology brings to your dental care. Please take a moment to learn more about the dental technology we use to improve your dental experience.

Digital Sensors

Used in place of traditional x-ray films, digital sensors are designed to fit comfortably into your mouth. These sensors give us images that have all the diagnostic abilities of film x-rays and more.

Digital sensors are comfortable, provide better resolution, dramatically reduce radiation, and include software that provides greater control over the images produced.

Intraoral Cameras

We are always happy to invest in new technology when we know it will help our patients better understand their oral health and our recommendations. Until recently, there was no way for patients to see exactly what the dentist was seeing during an exam. Now, intraoral cameras provide us with the perfect tool for sharing important information about your oral health with you. 

An intraoral camera is a small handheld instrument about the size of a pen. As Dr. Bacquet directs the camera over your teeth, the images are projected directly onto a computer monitor mounted next to your chair. Since you see what Dr. Bacquet sees, you can better understand what the problem is, why it needs to be addressed, and what we can do to fix it.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are an important diagnostic tool. They allow us to detect many common dental issues that start deep within enamel or gum tissue. Digital x-rays allow us to find these problems when they’re small, long before they cause discomfort.

Our patients also like the safety of digital x-rays because significantly less radiation is required to produce these images compared to film x-rays. There are estimates that say digital x-rays reduce your exposure by as much as 80%!

Digital x-rays produce highly detailed images, making it easy to project them directly on our chair side monitors. Dr. Bacquet can manipulate the image, make it larger or smaller, and even rotate it so you can immediately see what the problem is and why treatment is necessary.

Images taken with a digital x-ray can also be stored securely in your patient record. This allows easy access when reviewing your history or sending the images electronically to specialists and insurance providers. Since no chemicals are used to process digital images, they are also better for the environment!

Rotary Endodontics

If you’ve ever had a root canal, you probably didn’t think too much about the tools your dentist used. The traditional method is to use stainless steel manual files. However, at Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we use rotary endodontic technology that makes your treatment smoother and more comfortable.

Rotary endodontics are electrically powered instruments equipped with a nickel titanium tip, which is up to five times more flexible than traditional stainless steel tools. This flexibility combined with the unique movement of the rotary instrument makes for a more efficient and reliable procedure.

 

TVs in Treatment Rooms

When you’re with us, we want you to have the most pleasant experience possible.

In addition to our overall stress-free, calming environment, we’re pleased to provide some visual distraction! TVs in our treatment rooms help you escape while we do all the work. Kids especially enjoy selecting one of our kids’ movies to pass the time while we see to their dental health.

Dental Loupes

Dental Loupes are small magnification devices that we use to have a more detailed look while performing dental procedures. At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry use Dental Loupes and top of the line dental technology to ensure the best dental care possible!