As trusted dentists in Dallas, we proudly utilize the latest technology, including digital x-rays and the state-of-the-art iTero® digital scanner. With these devices, Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel can make more accurate diagnoses and perform incredibly precise treatments. Digital technology can also make your care faster and shorten recovery time. Of course, even with our cutting-edge tools, we still offer old-fashioned personalized service and a warm chairside manner.
When you visit our dental office, Dr. Sigurdson or Dr. Patel can use digital x-rays to diagnose a wide range of oral health concerns. He can also find problems that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.
To provide truly comprehensive care, we use several types of digital x-rays. Intraoral x-rays capture images inside your mouth. Drs. Sigurdson and Patel can use them to diagnose cavities, gum disease, damaged fillings, root damage, and shifting teeth. Extraoral x-rays can show your entire mouth, including both upper and lower teeth. Using these images, your dentist can locate impacted teeth and other health concerns.
Digital x-rays offer unique advantages over their traditional photographic counterparts.
- Digital x-rays often result in sharper images. This may lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses.
- Your Lakewood dentist can display the images on a computer screen where you can see them and actively participate in your care.
- It is easy to transfer images to other dentists, oral surgeons, or other specialists when necessary.
- Digital x-rays involve 50 to 80% less radiation exposure.
iTero® Digital Scanner
With today’s dental technology, your dentist no longer needs to take messy, uncomfortable impressions. Instead, he can easily scan your teeth with the iTero® digital scanner, creating a more precise, computerized impression.
Our dentists in Dallas use iTero® to perform a range of functions, including:
- Planning for Invisalign® treatment
- Designing custom crowns and bridges
- Planning porcelain veneers
- Preparing for dental implant placement and restoration
They can send the l images off to our partner labs, working directly with them in the design of your restorations and appliances. In turn, this results in more accurate crowns, bridges, and orthodontic aligner trays. In fact, the scanner is specially designed to work with Invisalign® technology. Not only can the program show the current placement of your teeth; but it can also demonstrate their projected movement over the course of treatment.
Similarly, your Lakewood dentist can use iTero® to gain a better understanding of your long-term oral health. With the TimeLapse feature, the device can show previous movement and wear of your teeth, along with any periodontal changes.
iTero® can also make your treatment much faster. In fact, the scanner can capture images of your entire dental arch in just sixty seconds!
Visit Us to Benefit from Our Advanced Dental Technology
Experience the difference that our innovative tools can make in your care. Contact Lakewood Dental Group today. Schedule an appointment online or call 214-872-1885.