At our periodontist's office in Temple City, CA, we invest in dental technology because it's an investment in your comfort and well-being. Whenever Dr. Hsu learns about a new type of leading-edge equipment, he first determines how it will benefit his patients. He then brings it into his practice when he knows it will improve your experience and enhance our ability to deliver exceptional results.
Please take a few moments to browse through some of the latest technology we offer, call us with your questions, or schedule an appointment.
TVs in Treatment Rooms
Your comfort and peace of mind are very important to us here at Smile Again Periodontics, and we use every method we can to help you feel calm and relaxed during your treatment. With TVs in all of our treatment rooms, you can enjoy a pleasant distraction and catch up with the news or watch the latest episode of your favorite TV show while we work to improve your oral health.
3-D Cone Beam Computed Tomograhy (CBCT)
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a 3-D digital imaging technology that has changed the way specialists and dentists diagnose and treat many dental problems.
Using advanced 3-D CBCT allows Dr. Hsu to precisely plan your implant surgery by identifying the ideal location within the jawbone to place it. Cone beam CT allows Dr. Hsu to visualize anatomical structures inside your mouth, such as root canals, sinuses, and nerve pathways, in 3-D without surgery.
These detailed CBCT images are invaluable because we can ensure that your implant is placed correctly and to avoiding nerves, sinuses, and areas of low bone density. Dr. Hsu can also fabricate surgical guides to ensure precise placement. This minimizes the need for more invasive procedures for the patient, shortens treatment times, and helps us achieve optimal results.
Intraoral Scanner (Digital Impressions)
Taking traditional dental impressions can be time-consuming and is often an uncomfortable process for the patient. With our leading-edge intraoral scanner, we can quickly scan your teeth to provide an extremely accurate, highly detailed 3-D virtual model of your teeth—with no messy impression material.
With your virtual dental impression displayed on your chairside monitor, Dr. Hsu can show you an interactive record of your mouth. You become a part of the process, and we have a highly accurate rendition of your teeth that we use for treatment planning purposes and to keep as part of your dental history.
Using digital x-rays, our periodontist can view a highly detailed image of your teeth, gums, and jawbone that he wouldn't be able to see with a visual examination alone. Patient safety is always a concern for us, and using low-dose digital x-rays reduces radiation exposure by about 80 percent compared to film x-rays.
The level of detail obtained with the digital images allows our periodontist to diagnose gum disease and identify areas of low bone density when preparing for dental implant placement and other procedures. Digital x-rays are also interactive because we can share them with you easily on your chairside monitor so you can understand what the problem is and the benefit of treating it.
At Smile Again Periodontics, we use digital records to store your vital medical and periodontal history. All your information is safe and securely stored on our private in-house network. When Dr. Hsu or his dental team needs to refer to your record, it is immediately available to them at the touch of a button. Storing your information this way also makes it convenient to share your details with your dentist or insurance company electronically as needed.