The latest dental technologies make dentistry much more effective when it comes to spotting problems with your teeth, gums, and jawbones. The use of modern scanners makes monitoring your teeth painless and quick during routine oral exams. You’ll see for yourself during your next appointment with our dental professionals.
Digital Imaging for Dentistry
The iTero intraoral scanner is an intraoral scanning device used by dentists to capture detailed 3D images of the teeth, mouth, and jaw. iTero scanners are often used as a component of treatment planning for restorative and orthodontic procedures, including Invisalign treatments.
iTero Digital Scanning
iTero scans are a very non-invasive form of imaging technology that does not use radiation. A wand is moved over the teeth, and the scanner works quickly to collect images, capturing all the necessary data in a matter of minutes. Then, it compiles the images into a complete 3D model that can be viewed on a computer screen. Our dentists will use the iTero scanner to monitor and watch cavities and tooth development in youth.
The VELscope VX Enhanced Oral Assessment System uses natural tissue fluorescence to detect mucosal abnormalities in the mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. In particular, it can be used to detect oral cancer.
What is a VELscope?
The VELscope is a tool that helps our dentists monitor and scan for signs of oral cancer. The VELscope uses a blue light that illuminates precancerous and cancerous cell changes in your mouth, tongues, and cheeks. This technology is just another example of how regular dental visits can help benefit your overall health.
Detecting Oral Cancer
Early detection of oral cancer can make all the difference. Oral cancer responds better to treatment when it is in the early stages, which can mean life or death for patients.
VELscope technology is designed to show cancerous and precancerous changes to the soft tissue of the mouth using fluorescence. It can often detect cancer in the early stages, which may increase a patient’s chances of survival.