Keeping up with technology isn’t just trendy; it’s vital to your health and comfort. The latest in dental technology helps us conclude procedures faster, with more accuracy and less pain. High-tech instruments and processes also produce less waste, which provides a benefit to the entire planet. Here are some examples of how we use cutting-edge technology at Omni Dental.
Cone Beam Technology
Dental cone beam CT scanners produce a three-dimensional image of your jaws and surrounding anatomy. This imaging is invaluable for the purposes of placing dental implants. It creates three-dimensional images (called “volumes”) in exquisite detail, which allow Dr. Hanlon to accurately and effectively place implants. If necessary, this technology can be used to create 3D-printed implant guides for an even greater level of precision.
Although conventional medical CT scans use a relatively large amount of radiation, our dental cone beam CT scanner delivers a much lower dose for your safety and long-term health.
Injection of conventional local anesthesia can be uncomfortable. This isn’t ideal, since the purpose of anesthesia is to prevent pain! At Omni Dental, we use buffered anesthesia to help eliminate this problem. As compared to conventional anesthesia, buffered anesthesia has a pH much closer to that of the your body, so the burning sensation during injection is greatly reduced. Even better: since it starts out closer to the body’s natural pH, buffered anesthesia begins to work faster and is more effective!
If you’ve ever had impressions taken of your teeth, you know it can be unpleasant. No one wants foul-tasting, messy goop filling their mouth. Now, there’s a better alternative that eliminates the need for any physical material.
We’re thrilled to introduce our iTero® Element intrarol scanner. An Omni Dental team member uses the iTero®’s wand to capture the surfaces of your teeth, taking thousands of pictures per second. The computer system then assembles these photos into a complete 3D image in real time.
Interested in Invisalign®? Receive a complimentary full-mouth scan from our iTero®, and you can watch a video simulation of how the clear aligners will straighten your teeth.
Digital impressions are fast, pleasant and clean. On top of that, they’re actually more accurate than traditional physical impressions. That means you get better fitting crowns with fewer remakes, all with increased comfort.