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Dental Technology

iTero

iTero dental technology is a modern way for dentists to take pictures of your teeth and mouth without using messy molds. They use a special wand that takes thousands of pictures per second to create a 3D model of your mouth on a computer screen. This helps dentists plan treatments like braces or dental implants more accurately. It's comfortable for patients and helps them understand their dental needs better. Overall, iTero makes dental visits easier and more efficient.

 

iTero + Invisalign: When a patient is undergoing Invisalign treatment, iTero technology is used to create precise 3D models of their teeth. These digital impressions are then used to design custom-made clear aligners that gradually move the teeth into the desired position. The accuracy of iTero scans ensures that each aligner fits perfectly, resulting in more effective treatment and faster progress. Plus, since the process is digital, patients can see a simulation of how their teeth will look after treatment even before they start wearing the aligners.

CBCT

Dental CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) technology is like a special X-ray machine that takes 3D pictures of your teeth, jawbone, and surrounding structures. It's different from regular dental X-rays because it creates a detailed, three-dimensional image that dentists can look at from different angles. This helps dentists see things inside your mouth more clearly, like the roots of your teeth, the position of your jawbone, and any potential dental problems. Dental CBCT scans are often used for planning treatments like dental implants, identifying dental issues like infections or fractures, and evaluating the structure of your mouth before procedures. Overall, it helps dentists get a better understanding of your oral health, leading to more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.

Yes, CBCT scans are considered safe when performed by trained professionals and used as prescribed. The radiation dose is typically lower than that of conventional CT scans.

CBCT scans provide a three-dimensional image of the teeth, jawbone, and surrounding structures, offering more detailed information compared to traditional two-dimensional X-rays.

No, CBCT scans are typically used for specific cases where detailed imaging is required, such as dental implant planning, orthodontic treatment planning, or diagnosing complex dental issues.

The scan itself usually takes only a few seconds to a minute, but the overall process may take around 10 to 20 minutes, including preparation and positioning.

No, CBCT scans are painless. You may be asked to hold still during the scan to ensure clear images, but there should be no discomfort.

In most cases, no special preparations are required. However, you may be asked to remove jewelry or metal objects from your head and neck area.

CEREC

Dental CEREC technology is like a high-tech 3D printer for making dental crowns, veneers, and other tooth restorations right in the dentist's office. Instead of having to wait weeks for a dental lab to make your restoration, CEREC lets your dentist design and create it while you wait. Here's how it works: First, your dentist takes a digital scan of your tooth. Then, using special software, they design a custom restoration that fits your tooth perfectly. The design is sent to a milling machine in the office that carves your restoration out of a block of ceramic material. Finally, your dentist bonds the restoration to your tooth, and you're done! This saves you time and eliminates the need for messy impressions and temporary restorations. Overall, CEREC technology makes getting dental work faster, more convenient, and more comfortable for patients.

 

Fotona Lightwalker Laser

Dental Fotona laser technology utilizes advanced laser systems to perform a wide range of dental procedures with precision and minimal discomfort for patients. These lasers work by emitting concentrated beams of light that can be precisely targeted to treat specific areas of the mouth, including teeth, gums, and soft tissues. Fotona lasers are versatile tools used for procedures such as cavity preparation, gum contouring, periodontal treatment, and even teeth whitening. They offer several advantages over traditional methods, including faster healing times, reduced need for anesthesia, and greater precision. Overall, Fotona laser technology has revolutionized modern dentistry by providing safer, more efficient, and more comfortable treatment options for patients.

Yes, the Fotona LightWalker laser can effectively treat cold sores, also known as oral herpes or fever blisters. The laser’s specific wavelengths of light can target the affected area, helping to alleviate symptoms, promote healing, and reduce the recurrence of outbreaks. Fotona laser treatment for cold sores typically involves quick and comfortable sessions that provide immediate relief from pain, discomfort, and unsightly lesions associated with cold sores.

Yes, the Fotona LightWalker laser can be used to effectively treat tooth sensitivity. This advanced dental laser system can target the underlying causes of sensitivity, such as exposed dentin or nerve irritation, with precision and efficiency. Fotona laser treatment for tooth sensitivity typically involves sealing or desensitizing the affected area, helping to block pain signals and provide long-lasting relief. The procedure is non-invasive, quick, and comfortable, often providing immediate results.

What is the Fotona LightWalker laser?

The Fotona LightWalker laser is an advanced dental laser system that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to perform a wide range of dental procedures with precision and efficiency.

What dental procedures can be performed with the Fotona LightWalker laser?

The Fotona LightWalker laser can be used for various dental treatments, including cavity preparation, gum disease treatment, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, oral surgery, and soft tissue procedures like gum contouring.

Is the Fotona LightWalker laser safe?

Yes, the Fotona LightWalker laser is FDA-approved and considered safe for use in dental procedures when operated by trained professionals following appropriate safety protocols.

Is Fotona LightWalker laser treatment painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during laser dental procedures with the Fotona LightWalker system. However, anesthesia or numbing agents may be used as needed to ensure patient comfort.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with Fotona LightWalker laser treatment?

While rare, potential side effects of laser dental procedures may include temporary sensitivity, swelling, or mild discomfort. Serious complications are extremely uncommon when the laser is used by skilled professionals.

Is there any recovery time after Fotona LightWalker laser treatment?

In general, there is minimal to no recovery following laser dental procedures with the Fotona LightWalker system. Patients can typically resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

 

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