158 2nd Street, Los Altos, CA 94022

Dental Technology Los Altos

We utilize the most up-to- date, proven technology to ensure the highest level of diagnosis, patient education, and restorations available. Examples include digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, DIAGNOdent laser-assisted caries detection, CEREC single-visit crowns and onlays, diode lasers for periodontal therapy, and state-of- the-art techniques for restoration of dental implants. We choose to invest in these technologies because we care about you and the quality of work we do for you. Modern technology contributes to your comfort, convenience, and quick recovery, and so we keep current with new products as they become available and confirmed by research.

Below is a list of some of the technology we use regularly in our office. Learn more about benefits our technology when you visit. Please give  Los Altos Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Diamond a call (650) 948-0786 or send us an email to schedule your visit today.

Dental Technology Los Altos

CEREC Same Day Dentistry

Restore Your Smile, Keep Your Schedule

CEREC is a computerized technology that allows us to create strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right here in the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary or second visit is required and the restorations are strong and beautiful.

Los Altos Dentist Dr. Diamond has been using CEREC technology since 2007, early in its development, and Dr. Diamond has extensive training and clinical experience with the most current CEREC software and equipment.

In the course of one visit, we can prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth using a 3D camera, and use CEREC software to design and precision mill the restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait. Get the smile you want and get back to your life. We know you’ve got more important things to do.

CEREC restorations are not available for all teeth or situations. Please contact us for an appointment if you are interested in CEREC restorations.

Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn’t fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration put on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy.

Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, Los Altos Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Diamond can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates, greatly reducing the risk of tooth or restoration cracking. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth structure and tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.

Intraoral Cameras

Our digital intraoral cameras are a great communication tool, and a timesaver for both doctor and patient. Intraoral cameras detect problems early on, the images taken by an intraoral camera can also save patients a significant amount of money in the long run. Clinical photos allow us to diagnose issues early on, establish a baseline condition for a tooth, and as a real-time visual aid to help communicate treatment needs to our patients.

Los Altos Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Diamond offers patients a wide variety of procedures and options for their dental health. We create new smiles that can increase confidence levels and comfort in social situations. Please contact Los Altos Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Diamond today for more information on this wonderful instrument.

Digital X-rays

Los Altos Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Diamond believes that our patient’s health comes first. This is why we offer digital X-rays, an innovation in dental technology that allows dentists to significantly reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to with standard X-ray, and to view X-rays in real time. To take digital X-rays, we will place a very small sensor into the mouth. As soon as the picture is taken, an image pops up on a nearby computer screen. This amazing technology allows you to view any potential problems yourself, and allows you to discuss them with Dr. Diamond. The high-resolution data provided by digital X-rays allows you to make better-informed decisions with regards to your dental health.


Dental radiographs are vital to proper and timely diagnosis of tooth decay, fractures, and pathology of the root and supporting bone. Often, even the most thorough clinical exam will not reveal serious underlying issues because they cannot be seen from the surface.

Dentist professionals often assert that radiation doses from dental X-rays, especially the modern digital ones we use, are extremely minimal, but concrete numbers are rarely discussed. Below is a chart comparing actual radiation dosages from current dental and medical imaging to other common sources of radiation.

DIAGNOdent laser-assisted caries detection system

We believe that early and accurate diagnosis of tooth decay and fractures is key to proper care for our patients. In addition to digital X-rays and our thorough clinical exams, we have other technology that can help diagnose issues that are hard to detect on exam or unclear on X-rays.

Comfortable, Laser-Assisted Cavity Detection
The traditional way to detect tooth decay was by touching the surface of the teeth with a metal probe. If the metal probe stuck, that meant there was decay and a cavity that needed attention.

Using DIAGNOdent laser technology, Los Altos Dentist Dr. Diamond can detect early tooth decay using a high-tech method that helps us find even the smallest cavities. The laser probe detects cavities at their early stages, which can mean preserving more of your natural tooth structure.  And, the laser is painless!

The DIAGNOdent laser-assisted caries detection system is great for detecting decay deep in the grooves of back teeth, and differentiating decay from harmless stain. The small device shines a harmless, low intensity laser into the groove of the tooth, and outputs a numerical value based on refracted light. Generally, a value of 20 or higher suggests possible decay in the tooth.

CariVu transillumination device

The CariVu transillumination device shines very bright light through the tooth from a variety of angles simultaneously, then digitally transmits a signal to our computer, which produces an image, much like a digital X-ray but with zero radiation. Highly contrasted dark areas suggest decay, and fractures lines can be seen better than with the naked eye or X-rays.

Soft Tissue Diode Laser

This exciting technology can be used to reduce gum pockets, trim away overgrown gum tissue, or treat mouth ulcers with more safely, with much less discomfort, and faster healing than traditional methods. Please contact us if you would like more information about our laser.

To learn more about the Dental Treatments and Services we provide or to schedule an appointment please contact your Los Altos Dentist Dr. Diamond Today at (650) 948-0786!