The office of Dr. Vander Vliet Advanced Dental Care have always utilized the latest technology in providing superior dental care to our patients.
This enables us to provide our patients with single visit crowns. After the tooth is prepared, photos are then taken with a 3D camera. The crown is then designed on the computer, then manufactured out of a single block of porcelain in an ultra precise milling unit. After it has been glazed, the crown is bonded onto the tooth. NO second visit and NO impression.
(Cone Beam Computerized Tomography) is a type of a panoramic 3D x-ray. This enables us to see teeth and jaw structures in a very detailed 3-dimensional image. We use it to help diagnose problems that are not readily visible in a conventional dental x-ray. We also use it to plan the placement of dental implants. With careful planning of the placement, a surgical guide is then manufactured which allows precise placement of the implant utilizing minimally invasive surgery.
Our latest acquisition is the iTero element 5D imaging system. This is an advanced 3D camera system that allows us to scan a patient’s mouth with a camera. The camera takes an astonishing 6,000 images per second! It will then produce a virtual model of your teeth, without taking an impression!! We can then send this image to Invisalign for production of aligners or a laboratory to produce a resin model of your teeth. It can also be used to provide you with a simulation of what your teeth would look like after orthodontic treatment. The iTero can also be utilized to view the virtual model of your teeth using NIRI (near infra-red imaging) to detect cavities without using x-ray radiation.