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Because of the advancement of digital dentistry, appointments with your dental specialist are now faster, more reliable, more convenient, and safer than ever before. 

At Antoine Dental Center, we use revolutionary dental technology to help us identify and interpret the condition of your mouth and aid in our treatment and operations. We likewise like to keep abreast of the most advanced dental technology accessible to make sure you receive the most reliable diagnosis and best treatment possible.

Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry comprises any computer-based technology that your dentist may use to check, diagnose, and treat oral health. This digital advancement is centered on 3D diagnostic research and tools for printing and milling through software with computerized designs, helping improve precision, lessen treatment time, eliminate manual steps of dental procedures, and enhance the quality of the treatment outcomes.

Digital vs. Traditional dentistry

Rather than utilizing electrical or mechanical tools, digital dentistry approaches dental technologies or materials that include digital and computer-controlled components to execute dental practices. Either for diagnostic or healing purposes, digital dentistry can make dental procedures more effective than utilizing analog devices.

fiWe offer our patients the following technology:

Up-to-date devices make procedures a lot easier and more practical for patients and help our doctors be more detailed and spot-on in diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the latest technologies you’ll observe at Antoine Dental Center.

The Wand    

The Wand is a computer-controlled dental-injection, made to substitute the conventional syringe in dentistry. It is digital delivery of the local anesthetic, making the method of numbing your tooth more comfortable than traditional by injecting it gently and slowly. They eliminate the possibility of the injection being given accidentally fast. 

The Wand resembles a pen more than a syringe. Unlike the traditional syringes, the needle is fine and discrete.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-ray is more efficient. It incorporates the application of imagine face scanners to produce a precise outline of teeth and dental impressions. While it corresponds to the film for bitewings and other X-rays, the digital sensor is programmed and linked to a computer. The image is projected on a monitor for our experts to see and examine once the X-ray is taken. 

With digital X-rays, our dentists can distinguish several dental problems, and you don’t need to worry about radiation since this equipment exposes you to considerably lower radiation levels.

OPG Scanner

Orthopantomogram, also known as OPG,  is a digital scanner that enables us to take a panoramic image of your mouth, teeth, and gums in only a few minutes. An OPG likewise shows the number, position, and development of your entire teeth, including those that haven’t yet emerged or erupted within the gum. 

During the scan, the OPG system is specially devised to rotate around the patient’s head with your chin resting on a small base, biting gently on a sterile mouthpiece to stabilize your head.  An OPG will take approximately 20 seconds. It is used when patients are suffering from dental discomfort or as part of their routine check-ups.

iTero Digital Scanner

With the iTero Intraoral Digital Scanner, you can bid farewell to goopy imprint materials. Our digital scanner will take digital pictures of your teeth and mend them using 3D rendering technology to form a pattern of your teeth that is about 5X more precise than conventional messy imprints. Their user-friendly nature helps us get the most solid results. 

Intraoral digital scans also help us generate detailed physical dental impressions for remedial work, including implants, crowns, and veneers. Intraoral scanners have screens that project the digital dental images as they’re taken in real-time and enable us to explain the treatment with patients while they are in their chairs. The monitors show if the scan is excellent or not before it’s saved and brought to the lab.

Cone Beam CT scanner

This method of digital tomography gives dentists a quick 3-dimensional image of a patient’s oral and maxillofacial anatomy. In some instances, the level of data collected is equivalent to capturing roughly 1000 individual x-ray images which are stitched together to create a 3D image of the patient’s mandible anatomy. 

This provides us the capability to digitally prepare for more high-level surgeries like implant placements and sinus lifts. It also provides more calculable results of root canal treatments, ensuring a higher chance of treatment success. 

Since this employs more X-rays than a standard X-ray, a CT scan is solely conducted when needed. But the level of radiation is relatively low and unlikely to induce any long-term impairment.

Benefits of Digital Dentistry

Lesser Radiation

Digital X-Rays are recognized to utilize 90% less radiation than conventional X-Rays.

Greater Speed

The images can be observed right away and don’t need any wait, providing for immediate treatment. Scanners can scan at various rates, but usually, it takes around 20 seconds per scan.

Precise Results

This state-of-the-art technology lets your dentist produce an image of your tooth to restore with unparalleled precision and speed.

Easy Storage and Retrieval

There is no need for physical storage, meaning a decrease in paper files, and you have unlimited storage capacity. The images can be shared with other dental professionals and easily retrieved and not misplaced.

Comfort

Those huge, messy impression trays are in the past, as the digital scanners allow more convenient and detailed procedures. More prompt response means greater comfort and minor discomfort for the patient.

Call Us Today!

Digital dentistry remains to help dentists’ efforts to guarantee patients get the most suitable treatment under the most convenient circumstances.  We encourage you to contact us today to find out more regarding our dental technology in Houston, Texas. Speak to our dentists about the practices and methods to determine how they may change your oral health. 

You may book a consultation with our dental specialists by giving us a call at 713-691-8880 or by completing this form. We’re always glad to assist you!

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