Torrance dentist, Dr. Robert Mondavi, DDS, is using cutting-edge dental technology to create dazzling smiles for his patients. Dr. Mondavi's entire staff at his Torrance dental office, Blue Sky Family Dental Group, dedicates themselves day in and day out to provide patients of all ages with superior dental care. Take a look below at two of the innovative techniques they're using to improve smiles of residents of Torrance, CA .
If you want to have a consultation with a Torrance dentist call Dr. Robert Mondavi at Blue Sky Family Dental Group at (310) 331-8823.
Dental x-rays are often met with wary acceptance. Because of the exposure to radiation they create, some dental patients worry that x-rays might lead to cancer or other chronic diseases. Dr. Mondavi is a Torrance dentist who's acutely aware of such concerns, and that's why he's implemented digital x-rays in his office.
Digital x-rays use electronic sensors instead of traditional x-ray equipment to create a digital image that is then transferred to a computer. The doctor can instantly view this digital image, helping dentists and their staffs to spot potential problems sooner. Compared to traditional x-ray equipment, the digital x-rays used by Torrance dentist Dr. Robert Mondavi reduce radiation exposure by 80 – 90%. This reduction offers peace of mind both to patients and to dental staff.
Another innovation used by Torrance dentist, Dr. Mondavi, is the composite filling. Traditional fillings are usually called “silver fillings”, but this name is misleading. Although silver fillings do contain some silver, the primary ingredient in them is liquid mercury.
Mercury has many disadvantages. First, although the American Dental Association insists that mercury fillings are completely safe, some patients nonetheless feel uncomfortable filling their mouths with a highly toxic heavy metal. Furthermore, it is a known fact that small quantities of mercury vapor are released every time the filling experiences friction, such as from chewing. Mercury poisoning has been implicated in several childhood developmental disorders, such as autism. Given these potential dangers of mercury fillings, some patients feel it's “better to be safe than sorry”.
Second, besides the implications for health, there are cosmetic and dental disadvantages to mercury fillings. Cosmetically, composite fillings are tooth-colored and thus blend in better with the teeth. Mercury also expands and contracts with heat and cold, not unlike the mercury inside a thermometer. This ongoing expansion and contraction can crack the tooth, leading to more serious – and costly -- dental repairs.
The two technologies mentioned above are just the beginning of the exciting new dental technologies used by Torrance cosmetic dentist Dr. Robert Mondavi. If you're looking for a Torrance dentist, a Torrance cosmetic dentist, or a Torrance orthodontist, call Dr. Mondavi's office today to receive a free consultation.
Torrance dentist, Dr. Robert Mondavi offers treatments with the latest cutting-edge dental technology to provide a safer, more comfortable environment for his patients.