iTero Digital Impressions
Dentists commonly require a detailed model of a patient’s smile in order to perform dental restorations. In the past, this often required dentists to fill a patient’s mouth with powder or goopy material to create an impression.
Then they would use this impression to make a mold from which they could create the patient’s restoration. Making a restoration this way is very time-consuming, and it’s not a lot of fun for the patient.
Put That Goop Away!
Our advanced iTero Digital technology allows us to create perfect restorations electronically. That’s right, no more goop! That’s because iTero digitally generates a 3D impression of your smile which can be used to create a perfect model of your smile. iTero takes over 1000 snapshots per minute, providing an incredibly accurate model of your smile.
Instead of sending a plaster model to the laboratory for fabrication, we can email just email the data from iTero. That way, we can provide dental restorations much more quickly.
iTero is really convenient for patients because it has a magic wand that gives us an instant image of your smile. (OK, it’s not really magic. But it sure seems like it.) The days of goop are over.
i-Cat 3D Cone Beam Scanning
i-Cat 3D cone beam scanning sounds pretty complicated, so let’s break it down a little bit: The C-A-T in CAT scan stands for “computerized axial tomography.” That’s just a fancy way of saying that a CAT scan uses computer technology to convert a cluster of x-rays into a detailed 3D view of an object.
With a “cone beam” CAT scan, a cone-shaped beam moves around an object to produce a large number of images (also known as views).
Our i-Cat 3D cone beam scanning technology has a number of practical applications when it comes to placing dental implants:
- Determining the appropriate size and shape of the implant
- Measuring the density of the jawbone where the implant is placed
- Revealing where the nerve is located
- Determining the ideal placement and fit for an implant
- Discovering the exact shape and position of teeth
Implant Treatment Planning Software
With our advanced implant treatment planning software, Dr. Paresh can completely analyze the surgical site in advance. This will help him visualize your procedure and anticipate any possible issues beforehand.
This virtual representation of your unique smile provides Dr. Paresh with a clear picture of important considerations, such as bone density, jaw measurement, and the proximity of nerves to the surgical site.
Implant treatment planning software makes it possible for us to place dental implants in a manner that’s most comfortable for our patients and it helps to decrease your recovery time.
Dental Implant Surgical Guides
Our implant treatment planning software allows us to fabricate precise dental implant surgical guides. During implant surgery, these surgical guides are placed directly on top of the surgical site to pinpoint the predetermined location for all incisions.
Surgical guides are solid so they can guide the drill towards its predetermined path. Surgical guides also also help dentists anticipate any anatomical or dental issues they might encounter during surgery.