Our office is happy to bring our Walnut Creek community state-of-the-art dentistry! We utilize the latest dental technology and equipment to provide our patients with the most advanced and efficient dental care. From 3D X-rays and intraoral scanners to computer-aided dental restorations and computer-guided dental implant placement, our state-of-the-art dental practice enables us to diagnose and treat conditions with greater precision and accuracy.
Our high-tech approach means less time in the chair and a faster, more comfortable dental services for our patients. By investing in the best technology, we are able to offer a better dental experience and achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.
The iTero® Scanner is designed to deliver speed and reliability, without the gag, the future for your smile is already here.
The iTero provides no gooey mess associated with impression materials, allows you to breathe and swallow naturally during the digital 3D scan, and it has no unpleasant taste. The iTero does not expose you to radiation, since it uses a laser to generate the images. At Diablo Creek Dentistry we can view 3D scans immediately, which results in faster delivery times for your personalized treatment plan.
Diablo Creek Dentistry uses a laser soft system to treat gum disease and other soft tissue problems. With the use of our soft tissue laser system, we can painlessly treat soft tissue (gum-related) issues such as periodontitis as well as perform more advanced procedures such as gum grafts. Give our Walnut Creek dental office a call at (925) 934-1211 and learn how the use of a soft tissue laser can benefit you during your next visit.
We use a highly-sensitive precision wand to digitally scan the section of your mouth where a dental restoration will be placed. As the wand scans the area, it builds a virtual model of your mouth on a screen right in front of your eyes. You and your doctor can fine-tune the area until the virtual model represents your mouth exactly.
Once the digital model of the dental restoration area have been finished, Diablo Creek Dentistry will digitally design a restoration right there on the screen. It will be designed to be fully functional and fit exactly in the area where it needs to be place.
From there, this digital restoration will be sent to a milling machine where a color-matched block of porcelain will be precisely milled into the final restoration. This restoration is NOT a temporary, but rather the same restoration we expect to receive from a dental lab.
The final restoration is test-fitted to the area and any final adjustments are made before securely bonding the restoration to the tooth. You will walk out of our office wearing the final restoration in a single dental visit.
Single appointment dentistry is not too good to be true! Call us at (925) 934-1211 or request an appointment to see what CEREC can do for your specific situation.
CBCT stands for "cone beam computed tomography". This is a particular x-ray machine that is used in situations where standard x-rays are not sufficient. The CBCT uses advanced technology which allows us to view 3D images of a patient's dental structure, soft tissues, bone and nerve pathways within the face and mouth. These special x-rays allow for precise treatments to be put in to effect due to its high quality images and the details within. When the CBCT x-rays are called for, we ask that patients wear comfy and loose fitting clothing and will have to remove any type of metal that can interfere with the scan itself. This includes but is not limited to; jewelry, hairpins, underwire bras and glasses.
Some of the most common procedures in which the CBCT is used are:
We start the Zoom whitening process by covering your lips and gums leaving only your teeth exposed. At this time, we can usually estimate how white your new smile will be by matching your teeth with a whitening shade and estimate approximately up to 8 shades whiter from here.
Next a high-strength proprietary whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. This special gel is specifically designed to work with the Zoom whitening light.
The Zoom whitening light is placed directly in front of your teeth to maximize exposure to the gel. The special light activates the gel which gently penetrates the outer-most (enamel) layer of your teeth; breaking up stains and discoloration during the process.
Smile with confidence as you leave the office with a brighter, whiter smile!
If you are thinking about whitening your teeth and would like to try our Zoom whitening service, call us anytime at (925) 934-1211 or request an appointment online and come see what it's all about!
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