Dental Technology

Our State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

How Technology Improves Your Treatment

At Desert Hills Dental Care, our team uses the latest technology to ensure the highest standard of treatment for every patient. Thanks to our advanced equipment, we can provide faster, safer, and more efficient treatments than ever before. Explore our guide to learn about the dental technology we use and how it can improve your experience at our office.

3-D Imaging

cone beam scanner Our 3D cone beam scanner provides Drs. Schumacher, Hilton, Burgess, and Del Toro with a comprehensive look at your teeth, gums, and jaw. Far more advanced than traditional x-rays or CT scans, 3D imaging allows us to create a precise virtual model of your jaw and plan your treatment accordingly.

If you’re undergoing surgery, 3D imaging helps our dentists identify any potential obstacles to your procedure so we can ensure a successful outcome. This technology is especially useful for planning dental implant placement, as it offers a highly detailed view of your jawbone and gum tissue.

Digital X-Rays

digital x-rays In the interest of our patients’ health and safety, we use digital x-rays during dental checkups at our Farmington practice. Digital X-rays significantly reduce your exposure to radiation, so you can rest assured that your long-term health isn’t at risk.

For added convenience, this technology allows us to immediately view your scans and show them on a video monitor. As a result, you can follow along with our dentists as we explain what we sees and why you may need treatment.

Intraoral Scanner

intraoral scanner Some parts of your mouth are very difficult to see, even with X-rays. That’s why we also use an intraoral scanner to examine every area of your mouth in detail. This small device looks similar to a pen, but it’s equipped with a camera so we can obtain high-quality images of your oral cavity.

These images are transmitted to a small monitor that you’ll be able to view alongside one of our Desert Hills dentists, so you can be actively involved in your dental treatment. By following along, you can develop a better understanding of your teeth and what it takes to care for them.

Soft Tissue Laser

dental laser treatment Lasers are an increasingly popular tool in dentistry, as they can be used to make a variety of standard procedures more efficient and convenient. For example, dental lasers can make it easier to detect cavities, remove tooth decay, and treat gum infections. Best of all, they speed up the healing process to aid in a faster recovery.

We can use our specialized dental laser to target and remove oral infections without damaging any of your healthy tissue. Laser treatments are fast and minimally-invasive, helping you avoid pain, bleeding, and lengthy recoveries so you can enjoy your new smile as soon as possible.

Ask About Our Technology

At Desert Hills Dental Care, we want to ensure an optimal experience for every patient who walks through our doors. Whether you need a routine checkup, dental implants, or Invisalign® aligners, we’ll use our advanced technology to ensure you always receive the highest standard of care.

If you’d like to learn more about our technology and how it can benefit you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can reach our Farmington, NM practice and schedule a consultation by calling (505) 327-4863 or filling out a convenient contact form on our website. We look forward to welcoming you into our Desert Hills dental family.

Desert Hills Dental Care

2525 East 30th Street
Farmington, NM 87401

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