Dental Technology We Offer
Dr. Klingsporn and his staff of trained dental professionals have one goal: to provide the highest quality dental care possible for his patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area. That is why they make every effort to keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental technology
This small but powerful dental tool allows Dr. Klingsporn to have a clear and precise view of a patient’s entire mouth, allowing him to make more accurate diagnoses and recommendations for treatment. The camera provides a “real-time” image on a computer screen, giving Dr. Klingsporn the opportunity to not only view the image himself, but to share that image with the patient so he can more thoroughly explain any issues or concerns he may have.
Soft Tissue Laser
A laser is a great addition to any modern dental office. Lasers in short kill bacteria and promote healing. Our diode laser gives us the ability to perform a number of procedures more easily and efficiently. Lots of soft tissue procedures like frenectomies and gingivectomies can be performed faster, and can heal faster and with less post op pain. We also use the laser as an adjunctive therapy in addition to routine hygiene procedures. Using the laser in the gum pockets with a cleaning will help to kill any bacteria present that may not get removed during the routine cleaning. We can also use it after a deep cleaning or scaling and root planing procedure to kill additional bacteria as well as removing inflamed diseased tissue from the gum pockets. Using a laser in combination with the mechanical plaque/bacteria removal helps to improve outcomes and speed healing.
In Office Scanner and Milling Machine
These awesome tools give us the ability to deliver a patient’s final crown the same day the tooth is prepared. This means not having to deal with a temporary, no gagging on runny impression material, no second visit, and gives us direct control over the fit and esthetics of the crown. The tooth is prepared in a standard manner, but then scanned with an intraoral scanner that generates a 3D model of your teeth and jaws on a computer. We then design the crown to custom fit your mouth with Cerec CAD/CAM software. The design is then sent to a milling machine which drills the crown out of a cube of porcelain. The crown is then custom stained and dyed, placed in a porcelain oven or kiln, and is then ready to cement in place. The whole design and fabrication process can take 30 min to an hour, and so while patients are waiting we invite them to relax in a massage chair in a spare room, you can keep watching Netflix in the treatment room, or are welcome to come and watch the crown be made!