Advanced Technology

Precision Dentistry

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Ponce & Tender Dental and her staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.

Our practice uses Computer guided dental implant surgery
In most cases, dental implant surgery is first performed on the computer. Using Advanced 3D imaging, done in our office, our team of Dentists, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and Certified Dental Lab Technicians plan your procedure on the computer. A custom guide is than constucted allowing for a quicker, more precise implant placement appointment- often without incisions and sutures!

Digital Imaging

Dr. Ponce & Tender Dental chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Ponce & Tender Dental utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-Rays:

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.

Lasers

At Tender Dental & Oral Surgery, we use proven laser technology for such things as biopsies and other procedures where the tradional scalpel is used. Often we don’t have to place sutures and the laser dramatically cuts down on discomfort afterwards!

Intraoral Camera

Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.

Dr. Ponce & Tender Dental utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!

Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.