San Diego Periodontist, Dr. Tina Beck, utilizes only the most advanced techniques and procedures, with the most current, state of the art equipment, to provide the most ideal care possible, in a comfortable and caring environment. Some of the equipment allows unparalleled diagnostic capability, like her 3-D conebeam volumetric CT machine; while others are simply for your comfort or to improve the overall clinical result or the procedure. This article focuses on the benefits of a piece of equipment that does all 3!

Before and After Dental Implants Patient 5c


If you’re a San Diego resident who has ever had to have a dental impression taken, whether it be for a crown or for dental implants, then you know the struggle is real. First, for some reason whenever you need to get a dental impression taken, it seems as though your body’s natural response is to salivate as if you were looking at a 10-course meal from your favorite restaurant prepared by your favorite chef. Second, the goop that is used for dental impressions seems to stick into the back of your throat, stimulating that ever so sensitive gag reflex you have. And finally, the paste sets so strong and so quickly, you’re almost certain the dental hygienist is going to rip out your teeth when he or she removes the impression plate from your mouth!

Oh yes, the joys of traditional dental impressions!

Luckily, the future is now, and if you’re seeing San Diego Periodontist Dr. Beck for your dental implant or other tooth treatment, that future includes digital dentistry. An intraoral scanner is just one of her state of the art equipment in her practice,  which allows her to simply use a wand to sweep over your teeth and instantly translate the image into a digital 3-dimensional model! This highly-advanced dental device quickly and digitally scans your mouth to provide Dr. Beck with an extremely accurate digital scan of your mouth so that dental implants, custom abutments, and screw retained crowns can be made to the exact detail of your mouth’s unique anatomy. And best of yet, there’s no traditional impression or that yucky dental paste involved!

More About Digital Dentistry

We use digital tools for better accuracy and convenience all the time, whether it be your built-in GPS system while you’re driving your car, the latest advancement in software at work, or the coolest new must-have gadget or device for pleasure. So, why would you choose a tooth care provider who doesn’t offer digital dentistry, which is the best that dentistry has to provide? San Diego residents want the quality treatment when it comes to their oral health and dental procedures such as getting dental implants. With Dr. Beck’s intraoral scanner, that’s exactly what you get!

Contact San Diego’s Experienced Periodontist

As a highly-trained and skilled periodontist, Dr. Beck is highly sought after by patients who are suffering from their oral health. Whether you have been told you have periodontal disease, or you have loose or missing teeth that need to be replaced with dental implants, you can trust Dr. Beck and her team to support you every step of the way, and make sure you get the high-quality care you deserve. Call her office today to schedule your first appointment!

Request a Consultation

Digital Dentistry in Action

Let us give you an example of how digital dentistry works for the benefit of patients. Say, for example, you have come to Dr. Beck’s periodontal practice to get dental implants placed.  With Dr. Beck’s intraoral scanner, we can digitally recreate the exact anatomy of your mouth and teeth, and digitally position the implants within your jawbone using the 3D conebam CT scan to ensure avoidance of dangerous blood vessels and nerves, the mill a surgical guide to ensure the implant(s) is placed exactly as planned, to allow the final crown to not only fit and function perfectly, but also look as aesthetically pleasing as possible. How great is that?!

Your New Options with Dr. Beck

When you choose San Diego’s Dr. Beck for dental implants or other periodontal treatments, not only do you get a highly trained, highly skilled practitioner, you now get advanced dental technology solutions, too! You deserve better than the old dental technologies of yesterday. You deserve digital dentistry!

Contact Us for More Information

We understand that new, cutting-edge technologies can be confusing to some and that you may like a more detailed explanation of the technology before it’s for you and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We completely understand, and that’s why we’re always here to help!

If you’re considering dental implants or another dental procedure, we’d love to answer any questions you have about the process and the benefits of utilizing the most current technology and equipment in order to take advantage of all the benefits digital dentistry in the 21st century has to offer!

Contact our San Diego periodontal office today at (858) 635-6700 to learn more or schedule an appointment today.