At Galleria Dentistry, our dental team strives to provide you with advanced, quality care in a relaxing and welcoming environment. It’s important to us that patients of all ages have the smoothest experience possible, which is why you’ll find numerous special touches and state-of-the-art tools in our Naples, FL office. Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza look forward to welcoming you!
Intraoral cameras allow our team to show patients just what’s going on in their mouth! All you have to do is sit back comfortably in your chair, and we’ll insert a pen-sized wand that has a camera on the tip into your mouth. The camera takes pictures and transmits the images to a nearby TV screen, allowing one of our doctors to point out problem areas they’ve found and explain treatment recommendations in a clearer manner.
In the past, important X-rays had to be developed slowly with toxic chemicals in a darkroom, and they exposed patients to a significant amount of radiation during the process. Today, this process has become much simpler and safer with the help of our revolutionary digital X-ray technology in Naples, FL. We can now capture detailed images of oral structures and pull them up on our computer within seconds. The files can be stored and transferred electronically to specialists and insurance companies, and we can even magnify or color-code them for educational purposes. Best of all, the amount of radiation exposure is reduced by up to 90%.
Bite impressions using dental putty are necessary for a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments, but that doesn’t mean they are enjoyable! The putty often tastes odd, is slimy, cold, and it even causes many patients to gag! Thankfully, we can now keep it safely tucked away thanks to our digital impression system. We simply move a small device through the mouth to take dozens of unique images of the teeth which computer software then “stitches” together to create a fully 3D digital impression. The entire process is faster, more comfortable, and it even yields a better quality impression as well!
VELscope is a special tool designed to help our dentists identify oral cancer before it can be diagnosed with just a visual exam. It works by using a special light to illuminate areas of concern. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, one person dies from oral cancer every hour. What’s more, oral cancer often goes undiagnosed until it’s already reached an advanced stage of development, all of which highlights the importance of receiving an early diagnosis.
Do you feel anxious or scared when faced with an upcoming appointment at the dentist’s office? Here at Galleria Dentistry, we understand this feeling and want to help. That’s why we provide nitrous oxide sedation. This gas is administered to patients through a mask that fits over the nose, and within minutes, patients should begin to feel much more relaxed and at ease. Better yet, the gas’ effects wear off very quickly after treatment, allowing patients to return to work or drive themselves home with no downtime.
At Galleria Dentistry, part of our commitment to the latest technology is ensuring that our patients have access to the most comfortable, effective and efficient treatments. That’s why we have a Biolase laser at our practice! This high-tech instrument allows us to avoid using traditional techniques that involve discomfort and sutures. Instead, we can treat problems like gum disease, discoloration, or even reshape your gum tissue for a more beautiful smile with laser dentistry. It works by using an incredibly precise beam of light, which we can direct for various treatment options. The best part is that it heals as it goes, which eliminates bleeding and irritation for patients.
At Galleria Dentistry, we like to be as prepared as possible before we begin any procedure. Especially for more complex treatments like implant placement, knowing where blood vessels and nerve endings are located helps us avoid unnecessary complications. Our cone beam CT scanner gives us more information than your typical X-ray; in fact, hundreds of images are compiled to create a 3D model of your oral cavity, providing details that help us be more precise and accurate. Ultimately, this technology allows you to enjoy your best smile sooner!