At Aspen Springs, we use the most modern and effective dental technology tools available to provide the quality of dentistry that you and your loved ones deserve. This could include:
Dental X-rays have always been the cornerstone of any complete dental exam. By going digital, our ability to find and diagnose potential problems is unparalleled. Digital technology has tremendous advantages over traditional dental X-rays. Tooth decay invisible to the naked eye can be detected, while exposure to radiation is reduced. Digital X-rays can be viewed immediately, enlarged to the size of a computer screen, and enhanced for optimum quality. This allows us to find and plan treatment for minor problems before they grow into costly, painful ones. As a bonus, with no chemicals, they are better for you and the environment.
ITero takes a highly accurate digital impression of your crown or bridge area. Taking just 3 to 5 minutes, iTero uses laser and optical scanning technology to digitally capture an impression of your teeth and gums. This means less time in a dentist chair making adjustments for your new crown and bridge.
See exactly what your dentist sees. Intra-Oral cameras take pictures of the outside of your teeth and gums, which are then immediately displayed to you. Instead of just listening to us explain what is happening in your mouth, we can show you sharp, clear images of your teeth and gums in real time. Intra-oral cameras are also great for before and after shots so you can see the results of any dental restoration procedure. Intra-oral cameras provide the ideal visual communication for diagnosis, treatment, and personalized dental care.
Not all dental problems are just about your teeth. Surrounding bones, nerves, and nasal passages have a huge impact on your dental health. Panorex Xray displays your entire mouth including the upper and lower jawbone; your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) or jaw joints; nasal sinuses and their surrounding bone; and the mandibular nerve, which provides sensation to the teeth and gums of the lower jaw. This complete picture is used to look for and diagnose several conditions, such as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD, jaw bone problems, sinus issues, gum disease, and impacted wisdom teeth. Panorex X-ray is useful in implant planning, determining the need for dentures or dental braces, and checking that your child’s permanent teeth are developing correctly beneath his or her baby teeth.
While the procedure is similar to Panorex x-ray, Cephalometric x-ray takes a picture of your entire skull and profile. Used mainly in orthodontics for growth and development calculations, Cephalometric x-ray looks at the teeth in relation to the jaw and the profile of the individual. Orthodontists use cephalometric projections to plan their treatments. They will look at the entire face to determine the best way to get the teeth aligned in the right way for that particular person, according to the size of their teeth and jaws.