We are excited to be using an iTero element, in our office. It allows us to take digital impressions quickly and accurately. The iTero takes digital impressions for: Invisalign, crowns, veneers, and acrylic night guards. This technology means patients don’t have to worry about the traditional, messy & gaggy impression material in their mouths.
Digital X-Rays allow us to quickly capture images of teeth and immediately display them on a monitor and share this information with patients. Our imaging software has many useful tools to help us effectively treatment plan your case and make accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays have about 90% less exposure time than traditional x-rays. The days of taking X-Rays and having to develop and process them are over!
CBCT 3-D Imaging
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) allows us to capture 3-D images of teeth, jaw bone, sinuses, and other important surrounding structures. 3-D imaging allows for anatomical accuracy, that is not possible relying solely on traditional 2-D imaging. This data is helpful in planning for dental implants, root canals, sleep apnea, and other advanced dental procedures.
Our intraoral camera allows us to take diagnostic images of teeth, gums, and surrounding soft tissue. This information is then uploaded into our imaging software, allowing us to more effectively communicate with our patients their current oral and dental health and proposed treatment.
Dexis CariVu / Transillumination
This instrument helps us detect; cavities between teeth, cavities forming around old fillings, and cracks in teeth. The images are uploaded into our imagining software and are very helpful in illustrating to our patients’ the areas where pathologies are present.
Diagnodent by Kavo
This small diode laser allows for the detection of cavities on the tooth’s chewing surface that may not be detectable with a dental explorer or the naked eye. The specific reading helps us to determine if we need to intervene and place a filling (>25) or if methods like fluoride and application a dental sealant can help prevent the progression of the cavity (10-20).
This laser therapy is often used to help relieve pain and promote healing by penetrating from superficial to deep tissues using “LaserSweep” technology. We often use this when someone has TMJ or pain in their chewing muscles.