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iTero® Digital Scanner
It’s not easy to stop your gag reflex when getting a goop-filled dental impression made. Our iTero scanner allows us to take a digital impression—a highly accurate, digital 3D image of the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissue. It keeps you comfortable while delivering precise imagery, without the goop or gagging associated with conventional impressions. The digital scan can also be used for Invisalign® services.
- No gooey mess associated with impression materials
- Breathe and swallow naturally during the digital 3D scan
- No unpleasant taste
- Does not expose you to radiation
- Uses a laser to generate the images
- Precise fit of Invisalign® aligners, or retainers
- Eliminates the need to retake impressions multiple times
- View 3D scans onscreen with your orthodontist immediately
- Results in faster delivery times of your personalized
- Invisalign® treatment plan
The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.
Digital X-rays & Panoramic
Digital X-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital X-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital X-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard X-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the X-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a complicated string of words that basically means a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy.
Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. The laser’s intense, narrow wavelength has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it contacts hard or soft tissues of the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.
Versatility and Applications
However, a laser can also cure (harden) dental materials, scan teeth to detect decay, vaporize decay and prep teeth for fillings, and activate whitening gel to brighten smiles. Currently, dental applications include gum disease treatments, gum re-contouring, root canal cleaning, decay detection and elimination, bonding material curing and strengthening, incision cauterizing and tissue fusion, lesion reparation, biopsies, and super-fast teeth whitening procedures.