About The Long Beach Dental Practice of William J. McKibben, DDS
Dr. McKibbben’s dental office is a comfortable environment for achieving a healthy and beautiful smile. Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive dental cleaning and exam, or you’re interested in full-service cosmetic dentistry to improve your confidence, our Long Beach dentist and his staff are here to help. You can find us across from Recreation Park Golf Course in the Park Estate areas.
We encourage first-time visitors to browse our website to learn more about Dr. McKibben and our available procedures. You can also find a 360-degree virtual tour of the inside of our office on our home page.
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Serving New and Returning Patients in Long Beach
Whether you are meeting our team for the visit time or returning for your twice-yearly visit, you are treated with the utmost care and attention. New patients are provided time to sit down with Dr. McKibben and review existing dental and medical records, which help inform their ongoing treatment plan. A series of photographs are taken of your smile, along with X-rays, to create a benchmark of treatment progress and help patients see the transformation their smiles have undergone with our care.
Your treatment plan is developed with your input on final aesthetic outcome and health goals. For Dr. MicKibben, creating smiles that feel strong and look beautiful is a part excellent patient care. If your treatment plan is straight-forward, care can begin right away. Patients requiring complex attention can have services divided over time and in different appointments.
High-Tech Dental Care in Long Beach
General dentistry has benefited from the development of digital technology. This has changed the way Dr. McKibben documents and diagnoses dental issues, as well as how he is able to restore patients’ smiles. The best dental equipment improves the patient experience and helps you achieve the smile you want in less time.
To that end, we have invested in software that captures 3D images of your smile and mills dental crowns at chair-side, as well as a program can detect bite alignment issues. If you’re having dental X-rays taken during your appointment, images of your smile are captured quickly and with reduced radiation. Even cavity detection has improved; by shining a special light on teeth, Dr. McKibben can easily determine areas of decay on dental enamel.
Digital Diagnostics and Technology
At the office of William J. McKibben, DDS, we use advanced technologies to properly diagnose and treat our patients to improve their oral health and aesthetic. By using modern techniques and state-of-the-art technology, our dental team enhances the smiles of our patients in Long Beach. Our staff does everything we can to meet your need as each person is unique and requires personalized dental care.
With developments in dental medicine, we make sure to preserve the health of your teeth and their supporting structures. Our dentist utilizes the following technologies to improve the effectivity and efficiency of treatments.
Technology Available at Our Practice
CEREC consists of computer-assisted planning software to create crowns within one dental visit. Dr. McKibben gathers a digital configuration of your dental anatomy so the CEREC machine may produce a well-fitted, resilient, and natural-looking restoration. Crowns are color-matched to surrounding teeth to provide a uniform appearance. Other than its aesthetic qualities, using CEREC allows patients to get back to their daily lives quicker, there is no need for temporary crowns, and they are long-lasting.
CariVu is an innovative diagnostic tool that makes it easier for our dental team to detect cavities. This technology uses transillumination to make dental enamel appear transparent, clearly exposing carious lesions. This instrument also allows Dr. McKibben to precisely identify new and developing cavities as well as recommend the appropriate treatments to address the dental decay.
Digital X-rays are widely used in modern day dentistry. At the office of William J. McKibben, DDS, our staff utilizes this technology to minimize a patient’s exposure to radiation and obtain an accurate image of their smile. Digital x-rays allow for the safest environment for our patients while improving our ability to obtain magnified, sharp, and detailed images of their dental anatomy.
T-Scan is a technologically innovative computer that Dr. McKibben uses to detect bite problems. This modern advancement shows 2D and 3D representations of patients’ bites with the T-scan software to create an accurate treatment plan. This can help both our team and our patients confidently move forward when it comes to dental care. T-scan also allows our dentist to track changes in a patient’s dental anatomy over time.
For more information on the technology we offer and how it can enhance treatment, contact the office of William J. McKibben! Our Long Beach staff is determined to assist patients on their path to better their smiles by helping them improve their oral health and appearance.
You can expect the best in cosmetic and restorative dentistry at the Long Beach dental office of William J. McKibben, DDS. Call us today at (562) 597-7417 or use our online appointment request to schedule a visit. We look forward to providing you with a healthy new smile.