Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Austin, TX
Experience Truly State-of-the-Art Dentistry
Technology is evolving at an accelerating rate, and thankfully, that progress can be seen in the dental world as well. That’s why Dr. Burton has made it a point to stay up to date with the latest advancements and always integrate the newest, proven instruments into our dental office. You’ll be amazed at how much we can accomplish in a single appointment thanks to the devices described below, and to learn a little more about them, be sure to keep reading.
There is a lot going on in your smile that is hidden from the naked eye. Below your gums sit the roots of your teeth and the supporting bone, both of which can develop issues that may not become obvious until they are quite advanced (like cavities, cracks, or infections). Thankfully, digital X-rays enable our team to capture crystal clear images of these areas at lightning speed, all while exposing you (and our team!) to 80-90% less radiation compared to traditional film radiography.
One of the most basic challenges in dentistry is getting a good look inside a patient’s mouth. Most dental offices will just shine a bright light and blind the patient in the process! We like to take a more sophisticated approach and instead use an intraoral camera. This small wand fits easily into the mouth and can take high-resolution images of the teeth and gums. These can then be displayed on a large monitor right next to your chair, helping our team spot potential issues much sooner, plus you’ll finally be able to see your mouth from our team’s perspective.
With the iTero digital scanner, our team will create a 3D replica of your mouth using state-of-the-art software. With just a few quick scans, this technology can create a comprehensive 3d model of the oral cavity that can be used to plan a wide range of treatment needs.
Cone Beam Scanner
Our cone beam scanner allows us to take our diagnostic and treatment planning capabilities to the next level. Rather than capturing a flat image of your teeth and their supporting structures (like with a traditional X-ray), it’s able to generate a highly detailed 3D map of your dental anatomy that lets us see the big picture as well as focus in on the smallest aspects of your oral health. We can use this image to establish a baseline at your initial appointment, easily monitor long-term changes from visit to visit, and personalize more involved procedures like dental implant placement to maximize your comfort and success.