Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
The technology we use at Anchor Dental Group helps to inform treatment planning and make your dental appointments run more smoothly. We can display digital x-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms, show you any issues with your oral health and walk you through your treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide patients with efficient dental care, and make sure they are fully informed about their oral health. Dental technology helps us do that.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors to replace traditional photographic x-ray film. They produce extremely detailed computer images of your teeth and gums, in addition to other oral structures and conditions. This allows your dentist to examine parts of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye. Using digital x-rays results in improved images and reduced wait time.
With panoramic x-rays, your dentist can create a single flat image of your entire mouth. This image is a representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, nasal and sinus structures, and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Panoramic x-rays are typically used to help plan treatments for extractions, dentures, implants, and braces.
In dentistry, lasers (extremely focused light beams) can be used in a variety of soft and hard tissue procedures, usually for repair and healing purposes. They enable our dentists to complete dental procedures such as treating periodontal disease, reshaping gums, or lengthening crowns while reducing pain, in addition to limiting the need for medical interventions.
Digital Dental Impressions
Intraoral scanners produce digital dental impressions - an excellent alternative to traditional dental impressions which can be time consuming and messy. An optical wand is used to take a digital image of your teeth within minutes. This device allows your dentist to capture extremely accurate data to create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening Device
The VELscope® oral cancer screening device helps your dentist identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Using fluorescence visualization technology, an oral cancer screening can be performed in your dentist’s office during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions in about two minutes.
Sirona SL 3D Cone Beam Cat Scan
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine. It generates 3D images of soft tissues, dental structures, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images captured through CBCT help us to plan treatment more precisely.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations
With CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), we can fabricate and place ceramic dental crowns, inlays and onlays, often in a single appointment. This system helps us to place place restorations with as little drilling and injections as possible.
iTero 3D Scanner
The iTero® intraoral scanner captures highly accurate, 3D impressions of your bite. It allows us to plan your dental treatment in real time, store data digitally, and create Invisalign clear aligners.
CariVu Caries Detection
Our portable CariVu Caries Detection is a safe alternative that uses transillumination technology to help identify tooth decay, lesions, and cracks. With DEXIS CariVu™ shine safe, near-infrared light on a tooth, we can identify decayed cracks and lesions on and between teeth so they can be treated efficiently and effectively.