Our Technology

Enjoy a modern dental experience at Ranieu Family Dental in Vancouver, WA.

Technology, advanced training, and compassionate service are our three pillars of excellent service. Our dentists’ purposefully select dental technology proven to deliver the best patient experience and results.  

Intra-oral Camera

You can see what your dentist sees with intra-oral cameras. Intra-oral imaging gives you a detailed view of your mouth and a better understanding of your dentists’ treatment recommendations. With a small handheld device, your dentist gently scans your mouth to produce a high definition image on a screen. This process is much more comfortable and reliable compared to traditional dental mirrors. Did you know? Your dental insurance is more likely to cover procedures if they’re provided visual proof of treatment needed.

Digital X-ray

With a digital x-ray, there is less exposure to radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture for the dental team. You’ll appreciate a more comfortable visit with less waiting and quicker treatment. Digital x-rays are safe and require up to 90% less radiation exposure than traditional x-rays. Patients spend less time waiting since the technology produces an instant image. Patient treatment outcomes are improved because of the high quality images we are able to obtain. Most patients receive x-rays once a year so your dentist can monitor your oral condition and catch any abnormalities early. Most often, digital x-rays are used to detect cavities early to prevent further decay.

Laser Dentistry

Laser technology is a comprehensive piece of dental technology that has transformed the way we perform basic and complex dental procedures. Lasers can deliver greater patient comfort, faster healing and better overall accuracy than traditional treatments.

Most patients are candidates for laser dental treatment. The dental laser tool is used for a variety of treatments on both hard and soft tissues, like teeth and gums. From teeth whitening to root canals, laser dental treatment may be right for you.

Dental Treatments Using Lasers

Cavity filling
Gum contouring
Root canals
Periodontal treatment
Tooth whitening
Plaque removal
Snoring treatment
Cold sore treatment

Types of Lasers

Soft Tissue Laser
We use the soft tissue laser for many procedures involving your gums, lips and soft palate. Cosmetic procedures like gum contouring can drastically change the appearance of your smile and when using the dental laser, can be done quickly without bleeding. If you suffer from cold sores or ulcers, the dental laser can provide rapid relief and fast healing. We can even use the laser to gently guide children’s wisdom teeth into place to prevent problems as they grow.

Hard Tissue Laser
We use the hard tissue laser for procedures involving your teeth like cavity filling, root canals, and excessive plaque removal. Typically these procedures are done using a drill or hand tool, which produces an uncomfortable sound and smell. The laser operates quietly and quickly to offer a refreshing alternative to the dental drill. And, the laser is much faster, more effective, and more comfortable for our patients.

Benefits of laser dentistry

  • More comfortable treatment
  • Faster treatment
  • No-drill cavity filling
  • Sterilization during treatment
  • Reduced need for local anesthetic (fewer needles)
  • Faster healing time
  • Less bleeding
  • Less trauma to surrounding tissue
  • Preservation of more natural tooth or gum tissue
  • Reduced post-treatment pain and swelling
  • No need for sutures
  • Improved smile with gum contouring
  • Reduced gum recession
  • Healed cold sores
  • Healed tooth sensitivity
  • Faster tooth whitening

The laser tool is ultra-precise which allows more of your natural tooth structure to remain for whatever restorative procedure you need. Since the laser is more accurate and less abrasive than a dental drill, you may not even need a local anesthetic and can eat and talk normally immediately following treatment. It’s exciting to see how laser dentistry can improve treatments and patient outcomes. If you have questions about laser dentistry contact our office today.

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Weekend and Same Day Appointments are Available.

Mon - Tues       9:00 – 6:00
Wed - Thur      By Appointments
Friday                 9:00 – 6:00
Saturday           9:00 – 5:00
Sunday               Closed