When you visit Lakeshore Dental, your appointments will always fly by quickly and be comfortable from beginning to end, and we can say that thanks to our commitment to only using the latest technology. With the tools and services listed below, we’re able to find, diagnose, and treat an even wider array of dental problems in less time than ever. Every time you come to see us, you can look forward to experiencing only the best that modern-day dentistry has to offer.
This handy device will help turn your appointments into a fun and interactive experience. With it, our team can capture high-resolution images of your teeth and gums we can instantly display on a large chairside monitor. You’ll be able to see exactly what your dentist is seeing, helping you better understand what they are talking about. You’ll gain a whole new understanding of your dental health, and it’ll be easier than ever to understand why we might be recommending a specific treatment.
With digital X-rays, we can create highly-detailed diagnostic images in a matter of seconds, and they even emit up to 80% LESS radiation compared to traditional, film-based X-rays. They also don’t require toxic chemicals to be developed, making this tool not only great for our patients, but the environment as well. They can even be copied, stored, and sent instantly to make referrals and insurance claims a breeze.
Our office uses dental impressions for a wide variety of treatments, and in the past, we needed to create a physical model by having a patient bite into cold and goopy dental putty. Thankfully, impressions have finally joined the 21st-century thanks to our iTero digital impression system. A small scanner fits easily into the mouth to capture dozens of close-up images of the teeth that can be pieced together to create a fully 3D impression. This approach is faster, more comfortable, and it even yields a better quality impression!
This instrument combines a steady stream of water with a highly-concentrated beam of light to help our team perform many different dental procedures quicker and easier than ever. It can painlessly remove damaged dental tissue and treat infected gum tissue while reducing discomfort and bleeding at the same time, mostly with no anesthetic needed. Whatever it is used for, it helps keep a patient completely comfortable while delivering reliable results.
Does going to the dentist make you or your child feel nervous? If so, then you’re far from alone! With either soothing nitrous oxide or a prescribed sedative pill, we can help even the most anxious dental patient enjoy a pain and stress-free experience. Sedation is already used around the country to help people more easily take care of their smiles, and now you can benefit from it right here in Virginia Beach. You’ll be amazed at how it will change the way you think about going to the dentist.
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person temporarily stops breathing for short periods of time while they sleep, and common symptoms include loud snoring and chronic exhaustion. If you believe that you have sleep apnea, or if you already have a diagnosis, we can provide a proven solution with something called oral appliance therapy. Just by having an apnea patient wear a small, custom-made mouthpiece to bed each night, we can help them sleep symptom-free so they can wake up feeling refreshed and renewed every morning.
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the technical name for the small hinges that allow your lower jaw to move smoothly whenever you eat, speak, laugh, or yawn. Whether due to stress, injury, arthritis, or a misaligned bite, this joint can often develop issues that lead to symptoms like jaw stiffness, chronic headaches, and even neck/shoulder pain. Lakeshore Dental is able to both diagnose and treat these kinds of issues using a variety of established solutions, so if any of these symptoms sound familiar, give us a call to start getting the relief you need.
Your smile deserves to benefit from the best, which is why Dr. Patel offers the i3D Smart scanner in his office. Two images are produced from a single scan to view your oral structures in their entirety. This in-depth information creates accurate diagnosis and precise treatment plans to help you achieve a healthy, functional smile.