iTero Element 2
3D Digital Scanner
We are proud to be the only dental office from Bay City all the way to Cheboygan to offer this state of the art radiation free 3D computer imaging technology.
The iTero Impression Scanner is the more comfortable approach to taking digital impressions of your teeth. It is more accurate, and we no longer need to use the old putty and tray technique to get an exact impression of your smile.
Invisalign® Clear Aligner Orthodontics
The invisalign system uses a series of clear and removable trays to gradually shift your teeth into position with gentle forces. It provides for a host of digital technologies for you to look at and track your treatment progress.
Digital Dental X-rays
Digital dental x-rays are more efficient and safer than traditional film x-rays. Digital dental x-rays produce up to 90% less radiation compared with film x-rays. Our digital x-ray equipment is exceptionally well maintained, and we always take every precaution to keep our patients safe during all treatments.
A panoramic x-ray, or pan, is an x-ray that shows the dentist your entire jaw, all of your teeth and the structures that surround them. Our Dr.s are able to see the location of major nerves, your sinuses, developing teeth and pathologies. They can look at your jaw joint (TMJ) and the bones of your mouth. A panoramic x-ray is a great overall screen for the health of your mouth.
Digital Dental X-rays
Why do we need to take dental x-rays?
The routine use of dental x-rays as a diagnostic tool is a benefit that should be used for conservative, healthy dental treatment. Obviously, we are conscious of our patients’ concerns about x-rays, and we only take x-rays when they are absolutely necessary.
Intraoral cameras (IOCs) were first introduced in 1989 and are now widely used in dental offices. IOCs are small video cameras used by dentists or doctors to show a patient in real-time the interior of their mouth, as an alternative to using a mirror.
The IOC looks like an oversized pen and is placed in the patient’s mouth. It is used in conjunction with the computer monitor, so both the dentist and patient can see the teeth and gums to determine treatment options. This camera is a diagnostic tool that can diagnose a number of dental conditions, such as fractured teeth, tooth decay, and gum disease.
What types of magnification do we use?
Dentistry requires clear visuals and magnifying loupes provide support for visual acuity over the naked eye. Our dentists use telescopic lenses when necessary to see your mouth in great detail.
What are the benefits of using Loupes?
Using magnification loupes are important patient care. They allow dentists to see into the oral cavity to make a diagnosis, or to perform on precise levels. They are able to see and inspect tooth decay at a level that would not be available without magnification.