Our Technologies Offer Superior Diagnoses & Treatment
Advancements in dental technology have enabled Dr. Aluning to improve and maintain your smile more efficiently and effectively than ever. Our technologies are chosen for traits such as accuracy, treatment optimization possibilities, and safety. Learn more about our technologies and how we use them to enhance and reinforce your oral health.
PreXion3D Excelsior CBCT Scanner
The PreXion3D Excelsior CBCT Scanner is a specialized piece of dental technology Dr. Aluning utilizes for CBCT, or cone beam computed tomography. The main difference between CBCT and traditional computed tomography (CT) systems is that CBCT takes cross sectional X-rays of specific areas of your head and neck instead of your entire body. Areas commonly scanned with CBCT include your teeth, mouth, jaw, ears, nose, and throat.
Taking CBCT X-rays with the PreXion3D cone beam gives Dr. Aluning better understanding of the unique structures in your head and neck area, and what kind of shape they’re in. She can use the PreXion3D cone beam to more accurately detect and diagnose issues such as:
- Jawbone loss
- Dental trauma
We’ve chosen to utilize the PreXion3d Excelsior CBCT Scanner for the many benefits it offers us and you as the patient including:
- Low radiation exposure
- Large, clear image details
- High accuracy
- Reliable diagnostic capabilities
- Fast image reproduction
Fastmill.io In-Office Mill
If you choose to receive same-day crowns, they’ll be manufactured with the fastmill.io In-Office Mill,a 4-axis, computer-controlled mill manufactured in the United States by Glidewell. Glidewell is the innovative dentistry company behind BruxZir® Zirconia, the revolutionary family of materials used to manufacture dental restorations such as BruxZir NOW crowns.
BruxZir Zirconia is crafted into restorations that look like natural teeth, but are stronger and more durable than porcelain and other tooth-colored materials. The fastmill.io can manufacture your custom made BruxZir NOW crown in-office, during your appointment, a process that usually takes no more than 40 minutes. Dr. Aluning will design and create your BruxZir NOW crowns by scanning your smile with the iTero® Intraoral Scanner.
iTero Intraoral Scanner
The iTero Intraoral Scanner produces precise, high-quality 3D images of your mouth, allowing Dr. Aluning to better understand your unique dental structure. These images will serve as the necessary blueprints that allow your crowns to be fabricated with the fastmill.io. With 3D imaging from iTero, you’ll even be able to see how your custom-made, same day crowns will look once they’re finished.
DEKA US-20D CO2 Laser
The DEKA US-20D CO2 Laser is a continuous wave, carbon dioxide based laser. Laser treatment with the DEKA can help protect your gums for life by enhancing the procedures and results of a number of general dentistry treatments including Root Planing and Scaling.
Benefits of laser assisted treatment with the DEKA US-20D CO2 Laser include:
- Even more precise incisions
- UltraSpeed pulse transmission means virtually no trauma to surrounding tissue
- Little to no need for sutures post-op
- Drastically reduced healing times
- Increased soft tissue regeneration
- More effective treatment overall