Dental Technology - CHASKA, MN

Dental Technology

Our Dental Technology

We are continually monitoring and updating our technology to bring the most contemporary dentistry to you and your family so you can receive the best care possible.

To help us maintain your good oral health or diagnose and treat dental disease, we use only the latest technology. Some of the technology we are using includes:

Digital X-Rays:
Reduce your radiation exposure by up to 80%. Digital x-rays also allow us to enlarge or magnify your x-rays, change the brightness or contrast, and put them on a flatscreen tv in the treatment room for you to see what we are seeing. When you are looking at the digital x-rays along with the hygienist or dentist, it can help you to understand any problems we see and allows us to explain treatment options so you are more involved in your care. Digital x-rays also allow us to electronically transfer images to specialists, should the need arise.
Diagnodent Cavity Detecting Laser:
It can be difficult to detect early cavities, especially ones that are deep in the grooves on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. Sometimes it can be difficult to decipher between stains and cavities. Conventional detection methods typically involved the use of an explorer (a sharp instrument) to poke the teeth. The diagnodent allows us to detect early cavities without poking the teeth.
Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning:
For patients with heavy calculus build up or patients who do not like their teeth scraped with instruments during cleanings, they can choose to have their teeth cleaned ultrasonically. The tip of the ultrasonic is held against the tooth, and with very fine vibrations and a water lavage, the calculus loosens and is rinsed away.
Intraoral Camera:
“A picture is worth a thousand words”. This tiny camera magnifies what the dentist is seeing by up to 150x. The dentist can take pictures of your teeth to show you what they are seeing. The pictures can then be viewed by you and the doctor together in the treatment room . This is very helpful to document oral lesions or to take pictures of teeth with cracks, for cavity detection or other problems you may not be able to see or feel.
3-D Digital Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
This advanced imaging technology allows us to image patients in 3-dimensions which is extremely helpful for implant dentistry. This allows us to precisely treatment plan the placement of dental implants to avoid injury to nerves, sinuses or other vital structures that cannot be seen with 2-dimensional digital dental imaging. It also allows us to visualize oral pathology (tumors and lesions), cracked roots, root abscesses, third molars (wisdom teeth), impacted canines (teeth that are “stuck” in the bone and can’t erupt), and sinus pathology. The digital scanner’s 2-D feature is also very important and allows us to take routine dental X-rays without having to place a sensor in the patient’s mouth. This is extremely helpful for gaggers and young children who cannot tolerate an intra-oral sensor. This is as high-tech as dental gets!
Itero digital scanning
The Itero Digital scanner replaces conventional dental impressions, no more goop! The Itero scanner is a digital impression system used in dentistry to create highly accurate, three-dimensional images of the teeth and gums. The scanner uses infrared light and a camera to capture detailed images of the oral cavity, which can then be used to create 3D models for use in dental procedures such as crowns, bridges, and implant restorations. The Itero scanner is known for its precision and ease of use, and it is becoming increasingly popular in dental practices around the world.
Guided Biofilm Therapy with the Airflow Prophylaxis Master
Warm pressurized water and a fine erythritol powder mix to clean the teeth and gums of biofilm and stain gently and thoroughly. Excellent for cleaning around dental implants, orthodontic brackets, bridges, crowns, and tiny fissures or grooves on the biting surfaces of the teeth without damaging enamel, root surfaces, restorations, or gums.
One-Appointment all-porcelain, highly esthetic crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers

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