Advanced Dental Technology – Santa Maria, CA

State-of-the-Art for a Reason

While using a new gadget is always fun, the reason Coastal Valley Dental features the latest, proven dental technology is simple—it’s what’s best for our patients. We use our technology to formulate more detailed treatment plans and better explain to patients what is going on in their mouths and why a particular service might be necessary. By showing rather than telling, we can remove a big source of anxiety for many people while also making the dental experience much more transparent. To learn a little more about the instruments you’ll benefit from here, keep reading.

Committed to State-of-the-Art & Comfortable Dental Experiences

  • Private Dental Practice Led by Husband & Wife Dentists
  • Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays
  • Pinch-Free Anesthetic with
    The Wand™

Intraoral Cameras

Everyone has had the experience of a dentist trying to look inside their mouth and blinding them with a bright light during the process. Thankfully, we take a more sophisticated approach during exams and use an intraoral camera. Barely larger than a pen, it’s able to fit easily into the mouth and capture high-resolution images of the teeth and gums. This helps our team examine every inch of the oral cavity, plus we can show a patient what we’re seeing so they are on the same page as us concerning their dental health. 

All-Digital X-Rays

Dental X-rays cause a lot of concern for many people, particularly parents, because of the radiation exposure involved. With digital X-rays, those worries are quickly put to rest, as they emit 80-90% less radiation compared to traditional film. On top of this, they are much faster and create sharper images. Plus, we can go over a patient’s X-rays with them almost instantly, giving them a “backstage” tour of their smile.

The Wand™

Everyone likes the idea of using dental anesthetic so they don’t feel anything during a procedure, but most people hate the injection that’s required to get it. To remove this source of anxiety, we use The Wand™. A small amount of a numbing agent is applied to the area, and then the anesthetic is administered very slowly and evenly. Together, this causes the patient to feel nothing (not even a pinch) before they feel nothing!