At Smile Cape Coral, we believe that using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. To provide our patients with the safest, most convenient treatment options, we use advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.
Compared to traditional X-rays, digital X-rays offer advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation.
Our practice is focused on making your dental experience as comfortable as possible. At your next appointment, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our digital X-ray technology.
Although X-rays provide valuable information for diagnosis and treatment, they don’t provide a complete view of everything going on inside your mouth. The intraoral camera enables us to see every aspect of your teeth and mouth in incredible detail. The intraoral camera can be helpful in revealing cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings, and excessive wear. When we can discover oral problems early on, we can provide treatment that is much less invasive and affordable.
The intraoral camera is about the size of the mirror we use during your regular hygiene appointments. You probably wouldn’t even notice we’re using it, except that, if you like, you can see everything we see on a monitor. This camera can help you become better informed about your dental health, because it provides a clearer profile of your teeth’s condition, and enables more informed decision-making about treatment options.
Digital CT Imaging
Digital CT imaging systems mean quick, comfortable, and effective dental imaging for the most precise dental health diagnosis possible. Digital technology provides 3D data for:
- Dental implants
- Wisdom teeth extractions
- TMJ treatment
- Airway assessments and sleep apnea
- Full facial and jaw 3D images
Digital CT imaging offers the following special features for patients:
- One 20-second scan that provides enough data for a complete diagnosis
- A safer diagnosis with less radiation than traditional CT scanners
- Increased comfort: patients are seated in an open environment with plenty of space
- A more cost-effective imaging system
- Doctors can easily share the data with patients, so that patients stay informed and are able to make educated decisions on their course of treatment
Smile Cape Coral is proud to offer this technology to our patients. Visit us and see what it's like to receive a more advanced, patient-friendly dental experience.
Using the latest in digital technology, your dentist can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth without any goop, gagging, or discomfort. The new technology ensures a more accurate impression. This leads to improved treatment and a more comfortable experience for you. With digital impressions, you can see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.
Our digital impression scanner uses the latest optical technology to capture the structure of the teeth and gums. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. After your dentist begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. The scanner is a radiaton-free laser.
In just a few minutes, the scanner produces a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans including a three-dimensional model of your teeth on our computer screen. Digital impressions can be used for any restorative treatment including crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, bridges, implants, and orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign®.