Tarpon Shores Dental uses the latest technology to provide the very best care and service. In our St. Armands dental office, this includes CEREC, which allows us to design, prepare, and place dental crowns in just one visit. Advanced options in dental implants make restoring your missing teeth more efficient than ever. And, if you are nervous about visiting the dentist, you don’t have to be thanks to our sedation dentistry options! Dr. Shanaka and our team can help you relax with anxiety-free dentistry.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could actually see what your dentist was talking about? With our intraoral camera, now you can! This small, pen-sized camera can be easily guided through the mouth to take high-definition images of the teeth and gums that we can display on a nearby monitor. You’ll literally gain a whole new perspective on your smile, enabling you to ask better questions and make more confident treatment decisions.
If you’ve ever had a traditional dental impression taken with putty, then we bet it wasn’t exactly your favorite experience! Thanks to digital impressions, we can now keep the putty safely locked away. This handheld device simply scans the teeth, taking dozens of unique images that it can quickly “stitch” together to create a fully 3D impression. Not only is this process much faster and more comfortable, but it also yields a much higher quality impression!
X-rays enable us to see problems that we wouldn’t be able to catch with the naked eye, and thanks to the digitization of dentistry, this tool is now better than ever. Digital X-rays can create crystal clear images in mere moments, and they also expose our patients (and us!) to 90% LESS radiation compared to traditional film-based X-rays. Even better, because the images are digital, they can be easily sent, stored, or displayed on a monitor for you to go over with your dentist.
Plenty of people get nervous when they visit the dentist, but some become deeply afraid. This has often made the entire dental experience unpleasant for them, and it can even cause those with dental anxiety to cancel or avoid the appointments they need! To better assist our patients, Tarpon Shores Dental offers anxiety-free dentistry services so that we can create a relaxing environment.