At DeFelice Dentistry, we believe our patients deserve the best. That’s why we’re dedicated to continuing education to stay current with the latest techniques and technologies. We love investing in advanced technology that improves the patient experience and the oral health of our DeFelice Dentistry family. Leading technology allows us to perform minimally invasive procedures that are safer, faster, and with better results than ever before. If you’re looking for a dentist in Spokane that offers the latest advancements in dental technology, you’ve come to the right place.
We are thrilled to announce the addition of this new technology – we’re one of only a few dental practices in Spokane to offer 3D cone beam x-rays! 3D cone beam x-rays produce an ultra-low dose of radiation, increasing safety for you and our staff. We can also save time and money on bitewing x-rays as this machine only requires 2, where others require 8-10. Our local and out-of-town patients love this technology, as it can save a bunch of time on your appointment and improve your overall experience and comfort.
As a holistic dental practice, we strive to provide the most advanced treatments in ways that are safe and non-toxic. Digital x-rays are one of the greatest advancements in dental technology, and can reduce your exposure to radiation by up to 90%! Not only are digital x-rays much safer than traditional x-rays with less radiation, they are also faster and more convenient. Digital x-rays can be taken in a matter of moments right from the dental chair, minimizing chances for human error, and letting us put your x-rays up on the screen almost instantly.
One of the biggest difficulties facing dentists in the past was getting patients to understand their oral health and treatment needs when they can’t physically see the problem for themselves. The only way the dentist could get a good look at your mouth was through the magic of sight with the help of a tiny dental mirror. Thankfully, today, intraoral cameras give us a whole new level of insight into the health of your mouth, and you get to see what we see so you can take a more active role in your oral health journey. Intraoral cameras help us detect and diagnose disease and decay sooner before the problem gets worse.
One of our (and our patients!) favorite pieces of dental technology in our office is our advanced E4D milling machine. In the past, and in many dental offices still today, having a tooth restored with a crown or other restoration would require multiple appointments and temporaries. With E4D, we can digitally design, create and place restorations like inlays/onlays, crowns, bridges and veneers conveniently in a single appointment! No more temporaries, no more goopy impressions, no more return visits. At DeFelice Dentistry, restoring your smile has never been easier.
Laser technology has been another great advancement in modern dental technology. In the past, we could only detect cavities once they became large enough to be visible to the eye or when they showed up on an x-ray. By then, the decay will have already compromised a good amount of your healthy tooth structure. With DIAGNOdent™ laser cavity detection technology, we can illuminate small cavities sooner before they become larger and more costly to repair.
DeFelice Dentistry has advanced diagnostic technologies that enable us to screen for potential gum disease, oral cancer, and HPV (human papillomavirus) risk through assessment of patient saliva. The CariScreen Testing Meter by CariFree allows us to conduct a one-minute chairside bacterial test, where saliva samples taken from your mouth empower us to differentiate between “good” and “bad” bacteria present.
Balancing pH levels keep bacteria and acid under control for a healthier environment in both mouth and body. Many patients are genetically predisposed for increased inflammation, which requires monitoring and treatment to maintain favorable oral health. Left unchecked, this type of inflammation may not only lead to more cavities and potential gum disease but also may increase the risk for more than 50 systemic diseases – including heart attack, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Saliva is an obvious specimen choice for salivary diagnostic testing. It is readily available, easy to collect, and provides critical information about the bacterial profile of each patient. If Dr. DeFelice feels your initial salivary screening warrants further testing, we partner with OralDNA Labs for more in-depth analysis to reveal not only the oral pathogens present, but their levels. Salivary diagnostics enable us to create your individualized treatment plan for the most customized care available today. Let DeFelice Dentistry help you live your happiest, healthiest life!
If you have any questions about our technology or would like to schedule a visit with your Spokane dentist, Dr. DeFelice at DeFelice Dentistry, give us a call today or request an appointment online! We are happy to provide quality dental care for our patients from Spokane, Spokane Valley, Airway Heights, Country Homes, Fairwood, Geiger, and beyond.