Advanced Dental Services & Technologies
Superior Dental Quality
Dentistry is constantly evolving for the better, and Dr. Tran makes it a priority to stay right at the forefront of modern care for the sake of his patients. At Covina Family Dental, patients will find state-of-the-art tools that elevate the quality of their experience, as well as specialty treatments that aren’t available at just any dental practice. Our team enjoys being able to not only meet your needs, but also exceed your expectations whenever possible. Contact us today here in Covina, CA to schedule a first visit.
3D-Printed Occlusal Guards for TMJ Disorder
When it comes to treating TMJ disorder, we are proud to offer personalized comfort and protection.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a relatively small part of the body, but the responsibility it has is enormous – you wouldn’t be able to eat or speak properly without the movement it facilitates between your lower jaw and skull. When this joint experiences strain or dysfunction, TMJ disorder is the likely result, the most common symptom of which is chronic facial pain. Fortunately, Dr. Tran utilizes the latest dental technology to provide patients the relief they need via a personalized occlusal guard.
Traditional occlusal guards, also known as night guards or bite splints, have long been used to protect teeth and alleviate issues related to teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism). However, the introduction of 3D printing technology has revolutionized the design and fabrication process, resulting in occlusal guards that offer unparalleled comfort and effectiveness. A few of their most notable benefits include:
- Custom Fit: Every individual has unique dental anatomy. With digital scanning and 3D printing, we can create occlusal guards that precisely fit your teeth, ensuring optimal comfort and retention.
- Enhanced Durability: 3D printing allows us to use high-quality materials that are strong and long-lasting, providing better protection for your teeth compared to traditional guards.
- Versatility: 3D printing enables us to craft occlusal guards that can address various dental concerns, such as bruxism and TMJ disorders. Each guard is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring maximum effectiveness.
- Convenience: The digital workflow involved in creating 3D-printed occlusal guards eliminates the need for messy impressions, resulting in a more comfortable and time-efficient experience for our patients.
Digital Intraoral Scans
The latest technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
Intraoral cameras are an invaluable diagnostic tool that helps make dentistry clearer and more interactive for patients. The process is simple – one of our assistants will navigate a camera-tipped wand through your mouth, capturing high-resolution images that are sent to a monitor in the treatment room. Gone are the days of uncomfortable gooey impressions! With our cutting-edge scanning technology, we can capture precise 3D images of your teeth and gums. Dr. Tran will then discuss these images with you, using them to illustrate any problems he discovered, possible treatment options, and other valuable information. We enjoy helping you feel like a fully informed partner throughout your care instead of like you’re just along for the ride! Some of the advantages of the digital intraoral scanner include:
- Improved Accuracy: Digital scans provide highly accurate and detailed representations of your oral structures. This helps us detect even the smallest dental issues, ensuring more precise diagnoses and treatment recommendations.
- Efficiency: Intraoral scans are quick and efficient, significantly reducing chair time for our patients. This means fewer appointments and a streamlined treatment process.
- Enhanced Patient Experience: Digital scans eliminate the discomfort associated with traditional impressions. There's no more gagging on impression material, making the entire experience more pleasant for our patients.
- Visualized Treatment Plans: Using advanced software, we can create virtual models of your teeth, allowing us to demonstrate potential treatment outcomes. This helps you better understand the recommended procedures and make informed decisions about your dental care.
Our practice has invested in digital radiography for a variety of different reasons. Unlike traditional film, this modern technology doesn’t require darkrooms, hazardous chemicals, or hours and hours of waiting – instead, the X-rays are available in seconds for viewing. They can be stored and transferred virtually for maximum convenience, and the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to is drastically reduced, making them safer as well.
Experience the Future of Dentistry Today!
At Covina Family Dental, we strive to provide the highest level of care by harnessing the latest advancements in dentistry. Our 3D-printed occlusal, digital X-rays, same-day dental crowns, and digital intraoral scans offer fast, personalized, precise, and comfortable solutions for your dental needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the future of dentistry firsthand!