As a Cupertino, CA native, Dr. James Lin has lived around leading-edge technology all his life, so you can be assured that he carefully does his research before incorporating modern technology into his Los Gatos dental office. We select the specific instruments and techniques based on their effectiveness and consistency in diagnostics, procedures, and your comfort during treatment.
Our team of dental professionals is trained and excited to explain how each type of technology improves that facet of your dental care.
If one or more of our dental technologies sparks your interest, feel free to call us for a consultation and appointment to learn more.
Intraoral cameras are another diagnostic and educational tool that allows both you and Dr. Lin to see in real-time specific areas of your teeth, gums, and mouth. These images are transmitted live to a TV screen so that you can follow along as Dr. Lin examines multiple angles and close-up views. Patients have raved about this technology because they can visually see areas of concern and feel more confident in their decision-making.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Dental x-rays are part of our diagnostic assessment for seeing inside your teeth, gums, and mouth. Dr. Lin is proud to offer digital x-rays, which are up to eight times safer than traditional film x-rays.
In fact, the imagery resulting from digital x-rays is even higher in quality and more valuable. After capturing the image of your teeth, we can show you precisely what we see. Dr. Lin can zoom in on specific areas or rotate the image for a better view. This way, you’re still in the driver’s seat of your care.
Finally, digital x-rays are better for the environment because they don’t use physical film or harmful chemicals. As a result, we don't need to worry about safely disposing of potentially hazardous materials used with traditional film x-rays.
Digital Dental Sensors
We also use digital sensors, a significant advancement in our digital x-ray system. These little devices are specifically shaped to fit comfortably inside your mouth. This sensor receives the information from the x-ray beam and sends it immediately to our computer screen.
The advantage of a digital sensor is it allows for a real-time review of your teeth all at once. Their image resolution shows even the smallest differences. They also minimize radiation exposure.
Digital sensors represent a small but powerful improvement in dental technology, achieving better results while being even more comfortable than the alternatives.