Dental Technology

digital-z-raysAdvanced dental technology with a soft touch

Digital X-Rays
Digital radiography is the latest way to take and evaluate x-rays. With digital x-rays, less radiation is needed to produce high-quality images. These images can then be evaluated by Dr. Boettner on a large flat-screen monitor. This allows for easier detection of any problems. With such a large image, it is also easier for patients to see and understand what is happening with their teeth.

Laser Cavity Detector
DiagnodentDiagnodent is an FDA-approved diagnostic laser that is used primarily to locate decay below the chewing surfaces of back teeth in deep grooves and pits. These areas can have decay that is virtually impossible to detect with routine dental instruments. The Diagnodent's laser will detect decay-producing bacteria and give a digital readout to guide the dentist to take the appropriate action: no treatment, or need for anesthetic. We use a specialized laser to detect cavities in the pits and grooves of teeth long before they could be found with traditional techniques. With this state-of-the-art instrument, we are able to keep teeth healthy and natural with early intervention.

Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detection
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Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detection
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iTero Digital Impressions

DiagnodentNo More Goopy Impressions!!

The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser produces a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures.

This digital impression is used to obtain diagnostic information about the teeth, gum tissues and bite relationship. The iTero scanner offers a time-lapse technology which compares scans to show any changes which occur in the mouth, such as shifting of the teeth, wear and breakdown, recession or changes in the gum tissue.

The iTero digital scanner works with Invisalign to show patients the simulated outcome of their Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

This type of scan can create accurate physical dental models for restorative work, including crowns, bridges, veneers, and implants.

Cone-beam Computed Tomography

Cone BeamCBCT systems rotate 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 is used to reconstruct a 3D image of your teeth.

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. Additionally, CBCT scans provide very detailed information on the airway’s size, shape, and constrictions if any are present.