The Technology We Use to Restore Perfect Smiles!
Restoring smiles with dental implants takes skill, knowledge, and experience. At 1st Family Dental, we also pride ourselves on using the best technology available to constantly improve our treatment process, the comfort of our patients, and the overall outcome of our treatments.
With advancements in technology, we’re not only able to see parts of the mouth that were once invisible to the eye, we are also able to speed up the treatment process and reduce discomfort throughout every step of the process. Below are a few of the technologies we use on a daily basis.
As technology continues to advance, you can expect that we will be using it to improve our services and treatment process.
The iTero element - No More goop!
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. Gone are the days of patients gagging and getting uncomfortable with the goop inside their mouth! With the iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums, saving time, improving comfort, and resulting in a more precise mold.
- No goop or gag to worry about
- Fast, accurate impression
- Ideal for Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
- See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile
3D Imaging - To See the Unseen
Sometimes we need to see more than what standard X-rays provide. In these cases we use Computed Tomography (CT). CT is a special type of x-ray machine that creates three dimensional (3D) images of the mouth and teeth. This allows us to see dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, bone density, and much more in a single scan. The best part about CT images is that it allows us to more precisely plan our treatment plans.
Have questions about dental implants or the technology we use to make your experience a great one? Contact us today to book your free consultation at any of our dental offices in the city or suburbs of Chicago!