At Willow Glen Dental Care, we are committed to your total comfort and relaxation and are proud to offer cutting-edge, advanced dental technology to our patients. We feature the latest in materials and procedures, and we have made it our mission to make outstanding dental care available to as many people as possible by making it affordable and efficient. The practice also meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) standards to ensure total patient safety.
Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT) for years. Today, many dentists rely on 3D imaging scans to provide them with a detailed view of the mouth and skull. 3D scans are quick and simple to perform. A Cone Beam Imaging System is at the heart of the 3D scanner. The cone beams are used to take literally hundreds of pictures of the face. These pictures are used to compile an exact 3D image of the inner mechanisms of the face and jaw. The dentist is able to zoom in on specific areas and view them from alternate angles.
We offer a state-of-the-art surgical center that includes a Cone Beam Scanner. Only a few practices in the region have this machine in their offices.
3D x-rays provide our team a more comprehensive view of your entire mouth which helps us locate issues that aren’t always identifiable in a 2D image. We in turn are able to coordinate treatment planning and dental services to our patients in more depth and can explain treatments with greater clarity and accuracy. Other benefits include:
The iTero scanner is a digital impression system that eliminates the need for traditional putty impressions and trays. Instead, the scanner takes a series of 3D images of your teeth and allows your dentist to create an accurate virtual model of your mouth. Your dentist can then use this 3D model for treatment planning purposes and to design your custom restoration.
The iTero scanner is a revolutionary piece of technology that allows patients to feel comfortable while receiving dental treatments. With the iTero scanner, the patient simply opens their mouth for scanning. Afterward, we import the scan into our computer system and use it to craft your custom restoration. There’s no need to sit and wait while the material is setting or for the impressions to be sent to the lab for processing. This means you can get treatment sooner and move on with your life.
Digital X-ray technology uses sensors instead of traditional film to capture images. The sensors convert X-rays into digital images that are then displayed on a computer screen. Traditional x-rays use radiation to take images of your teeth and jaw, whereas digital technology is monitored with sensors that cut down the exposure by 90%.Also, digital imaging can be enhanced for a clearer image, making it easier to diagnose cavities or gum disease. The digital images are also easily sent to insurance companies and other doctors if needed.
Digital X-rays are an ideal way for your dentist to detect early-stage cavities and tooth decay, as well as watch for signs of infection and other oral health issues. Your dentist will compare past and current X-rays to see any changes in your teeth or surrounding bone structure. They also use digital X-rays to look for evidence of bone loss in the jaw. By using digital x-rays, dentists can monitor the progress of your treatment and whether or not your jawbone is responding positively. This allows them to detect and treat many concerns before they become worse problems.