Digital And Laser Dentistry

Playa District Dental

Erik Ligans, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Angeles, CA

At Playa District Dental, in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Dr. E (Erik Ligans, DDS) and his team offer the latest advances in digital and laser dentistry to treat tooth decay and gum disease or for cosmetic applications. They use innovative iTero® intraoral digital scanners to personalize dental treatments and give you the best outcome. Schedule an appointment with Playa District Dental by phone or book online today.

Digital and Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is digital and laser dentistry?

Digital and laser dentistry use the latest technology to restore your teeth and gums and improve their overall appearance. The Playa District Dental team uses iTero digital scanning devices to customize treatments that best match your needs and preferences.

Digital dentistry

Using advanced iTero digital scanning technology, Dr. E and his team can take pictures of your teeth, gums, and mouth. The procedure is fast, painless, and effective.

Laser dentistry

Laser dentistry uses innovative laser technology to improve your oral health. From treating gum disease and tooth decay to brightening your smile, laser technology produces dramatic results.

What are the benefits of digital and laser dentistry?

Some of the benefits associated with digital and laser dentistry include:

  • Gum disease treatment
  • Orthodontics planning
  • Improved tooth restorations
  • Plaque and tartar reduction
  • Gum reshaping
  • Cavity detection
  • Tooth decay treatment
  • Less tooth sensitivity
  • Whiter, brighter teeth

With laser dentistry, no drills are needed. You probably won’t need stitches, and bleeding is minimal. You might not even need anesthesia for certain laser procedures. 

Treatment areas heal faster due to less damage to surrounding tissues, and you have a lower risk of bacterial infections.

Is digital and laser dentistry right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for digital and laser dentistry, Dr. E and his team review your symptoms, discuss your oral health history, and examine your teeth and gums. They might also take dental X-rays. 

If you require orthodontics treatment or tooth restorations, the Playa District Dental team digitally scans your mouth using iTero technology to create personalized Invisalign® aligners, crowns, bridges, and much more.

What should I expect during digital and laser procedures?

When you arrive at Playa District Dental for digital and laser dentistry procedures, you relax in a comfortable dental chair. iTero digital scanning is a fast, painless procedure that produces immediate results. 

If necessary, Dr. E and his team can numb the treatment area prior to completing laser dentistry treatments. They use revolutionary laser technology to clean your teeth, treat tooth decay and gum disease, whiten your teeth, or complete minor surgical procedures with little to no downtime.

If you’d like to learn more about digital and laser dentistry and find out if you’re an optimal candidate for these procedures, call the Playa District Dental office today or book an appointment online.