Meet the Team at Serene Dentistry of North Salt Lake

Technology plays an important role in dentistry because it allows us to improve the comfort, efficiency, and outcomes of many dental procedures. Some, like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, assist our dentists in providing more precise and accurate diagnoses while also acting as an invaluable educational tool.

Dr. Will Bates is always looking for technology that he knows will enhance the quality of the patient experience. You can be confident that at Serene Dentistry of North Salt Lake, you’ll always receive the latest and best that dentistry currently offers.

Digital X-Rays & Digital Sensors

Digital x-rays give our dentist a close-up picture of your oral health with details he can’t see during a visual examination. Low-dose digital x-rays emit about 80 percent less radiation than film x-rays and give us a highly detailed image of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Since we use flat digital sensors to capture the image, the process of taking x-rays is also more comfortable.

The level of detail with the digital images allows Dr. Bates to diagnose problems like cavities and gum disease when they are still small and easy to treat. Digital x-rays are also great for keeping you informed by letting you see for yourself what the problem is and understand the benefit of treating it.

 

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Root Canals

High-Speed Curing Lights

Have you ever wondered what that blue light that dentists use is all about? It’s called a dental curing light, and we use it to harden or “cure” the resin-based composite material we use for tooth fillings, bonding, and dental sealants.

Composite resin starts as a soft, moldable material that we can mold to the unique shape of your tooth and perfect the contours. Then in the final step, our dentist uses the high-speed curing light to set or harden the material in a matter of seconds.

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Intraoral Camera

Patient education is an integral part of what we do at Serene Dentistry of North Salt Lake. However, it can be difficult to understand what you can’t see, which is why we have invested in intraoral cameras.

With this technology, you can follow along on your chairside monitor as Dr. Bates conducts his examination. You’ll see everything he sees in real-time, so when he notes a problem area, he can point it out to you on the screen. When you see the cavity, broken tooth, or other condition yourself, you have the complete picture and can make more informed treatment decisions.

 

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General Dentistry

DentalVibe Injection Comfort System

Many people avoid needed dental treatment because of anxiety, and one of the most common fears is that of injections. We understand, and so we have invested in technology called DentalVibe that eliminates the anxiety and unpleasant sensations of numbing your mouth.

The DentalVibe Injection System emits slight vibrations, blocking pain sensations and making the process so comfortable that you may not even realize you’ve had the injection! Ensuring your comfort during injections should significantly reduce your anxiety and make it easier to follow through with dental treatment. DentalVibe works for anyone who wants a more comfortable experience, including children.

 

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Dental Impants

Digital Impressions

The last time you had a dental impression taken, do you remember sitting with a large metal plate filled with messy paste clenched between your teeth? At our North Salt Lake dental office, we use intraoral digital scanners that do away with the unpleasant process of taking dental impressions.

With this technology, all we do is scan your teeth to get a much more precise and detailed impression than we could ever get with paste. If you hate the messy process or have a strong gag reflex, you will appreciate the comfort of digital impressions!

 

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General Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide

We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation for patients with anxiety or those who want a more relaxed experience at the dental office. Also called inhalation sedation, nitrous oxide is a gas that you breathe in through a small facial mask. Within moments, you’ll start to feel a pleasant, drowsy sensation that gives you a sensation of extreme well-being.

These feelings last only as long as we administer the gas; when we switch from nitrous to pure oxygen, your head will clear, and you will feel alert and refreshed. Because there are no lingering side effects with nitrous, you will be safe to drive yourself home from your dental appointment.

 

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Root Canals

Electric Handpieces

One reason many patients experience dental anxiety is the sound and sensation of an air-driven dental drill. To ensure that you have the most pleasant, comfortable experience possible, we have switched to electric handpieces. Using this technology eliminates the annoying high-pitched whining sound of the drill that patients dislike and also minimizes unpleasant vibrations.

 

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Root Canals

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