Having the latest technology in cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry is an important aspect in giving you the best in care. Dr. Bradley A. Ross, and our entire team at Mission Trails Dentistry employ the latest dental technology to provide you with the most comfortable experience and the best treatment decisions. With a range of state-of-the-art techniques to administer oral exams, x-rays, and drill-free treatments, Mission Trails Dentistry can not only give you an effective procedure, but also, a pleasant experience.

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CBCT (Cone-Beam Computed Tomography)


CBCT stands for cone-beam computed tomography.  Our dental CBCT system rotates around you, capturing data using a cone-shaped x-ray. In less than a minute, about 150-200 images are captured from a variety of angles. The data captured are used to reconstruct a 3D image of your teeth. It can also provide a detailed picture of your bones, nerves, and soft tissues. A single CBCT scan can show potential dental issues such as tooth decay, bone loss, abnormal growths, facial fractures, periodontal infections, irregularities of the temporomandibular joint, and problems with the tooth roots or dental pulp.

SprintRay 3D Printer

SprintRay 3D printerIn-office 3D printing allows us to create models, aligners and surgical guides for better fit and faster turn-around.

3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner

3Shape Trios Intraoral ScannerA hi-tech device that replaces taking impressions in the mouth with trays, the Trios Intraoral Scanner is a wonderful convenience for sending fast and accurate images and information to dental labs. Patients enjoy the comfort and ease.

Digital X-Rays

How does the idea of lower radiation exposure, instant viewing of an x-ray, and more efficiency during a dental procedure sound? Digital Radiography at Mission Trails Dentistry involves using special sensors connected to a computer, allowing our dental care professionals to take x-rays using much lower doses of radiation than with film technology. This technology also reduces the need for chemicals and processing time, thus making x-ray procedures more efficient and environmentally friendly. Another advantage of this technology is its ability to magnify and enhance our use of the x-ray, and making it easier for you to view your teeth by projecting the picture on to our state-of-the-art video display.

Digital Photography

Digital photography at Mission Trails Dentistry is an innovative way of taking pictures of your teeth, gums, and facial structure. These detailed images can help give us a more accurate view of what’s going on, and provides precise information useful for procedures such as porcelain dental veneersdental implants, full mouth rehabilitation, and more. Digital photography is also a great way for you and our Mission Trails dentist to go over the conditions of your teeth and how best to treat them.


Fillings and other procedures that have traditionally required local anesthetic and shots can now be performed with significantly less discomfort. Waterlase® is a laser dentistry technology using water and light energy instead of drills, making for a quicker procedure and less pain.

Always a pleasure. You have served my dental needs better than anyone else and undone the mistreatments of years. Thanks! – Lynn N.

Intra-Oral Camera

The intraoral camera makes it possible for our cosmetic dentist to discuss your dental conditions with you in a much more understandable way. A small camera is inserted into your mouth, relaying images onto a video screen. Small teeth fractures, areas of decay, and other issues are much more visible with the intraoral camera, giving you a better idea of what’s going on and helping you and our dentist decide on the best treatment options. This technology is a state-of-the-art tool that has proven very effective in understanding how the aesthetic and functional health of your teeth and gums can be improved.


Diagnodent® is an advanced method of finding tooth decay and detecting cavities as early as possible, which can ultimately save you from expensive and more complex treatment down the road. The procedure involves using a handheld laser to illuminate signs of tooth decay that an x-ray might miss. Our dentist can examine the entire tooth even more closely with this technology, and give you a painless examination with even more accurate results. Diagnodent® can work as an excellent preventive tool to help you stop the effects of tooth decay before they get worse.

To schedule an appointment with our San Diego practice, please contact Mission Trails Dentistry today.