Dental technologies have facilitated great advances in diagnosis and treatment in dentistry. Here are some of the advanced imaging technologies we use at Park Lane Dental Specialists.
Our fully equipped Park Lane laboratory interfaces with world providers of technological innovation such as scanning, CAD/CAM prostheses, and milling in Zirconia, Chrome Cobalt, custom casting in gold alloys, custom porcelain applications and more.
Digital X-rays are a modern X-ray that works in a way similar to a digital camera. Unlike traditional dental X-rays, digital X-rays don’t use a film to produce images, instead they use digital technology that provides higher quality images with a much lower level of X-ray radiation. The result is a double advantage for you: exposure to lower levels of X-ray radiation, and a much higher chance of detecting dental health issues using very high quality images.
A panoramic radiograph is an X-ray that is mounted on a device that lets it move around your face, taking a panoramic image of your entire jaw from ear-to-ear. The resulting images are a vital tool for detecting injury, assessing the health of your jaws, and choosing a location (or locations) for dental implants.
Cephalometric X-rays are special X-ray machines that take an image of your jaw, teeth, neck and skull in profile. These images let us assess the alignment of your jaw and see structural issues that may not be visible in regular X-ray images. Ceph X-rays are a valuable tool for diagnosing problems with the TMJ.
The iTero Intraoral Scanner is a computer-assisted digital scanner that takes 3-D images and precise measurements of your teeth and gums. It is used instead of conventional impressions for planning and treating some types of orthodontic cases, so instead of using impression material we simply scan your mouth with a small hand-held wand. Because iTero scans are digital, we'll be able to show you the results of your scan and discuss your treatment almost immediately.
To learn more about these or other technologies we use, or to see them in action, give us a call today.