There has been significant advancement in dentistry over the past thirty years. Dr. Swenda has committed many years to using state of the art dental technology for diagnostics and now teaches the best uses of modern technology in solving patients’ issues and creating appropriate treatment plans. In addition to the care, skill, and knowledge needed to produce world-class dentistry, having the latest in technological tools and materials is a necessity. It is our commitment to provide the latest in technological advancements for our patients.
i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D System
Blending innovation with patient comfort, the i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D System produces immediate three-dimensional images of patients’ critical anatomy with the flexibility to custom target fields-of-view for each patient to minimize radiation exposure. The i-CAT® FLX provides complete views of all oral and maxillofacial structures and allows Dr. Swenda to make an accurate diagnosis and corrective treatment plan.
With the i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D System Dr. Swenda is able to evaluate and analyze critical anatomy for implants within minutes – right in our office. He is then able to optimize implant treatment and placement and selection of the most suitable implant type, size, location, and angulations prior to surgery.
The i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D System provides precise, cross-sectional slices of any desired location in the maxilla or mandible with exact anatomical information, including dimensions and locations. 3-D images assist in determining if bone grafting or sinus lift is warranted in areas of insufficient bone for the implant procedure.
The i-CAT’s ability to provide three-dimensional images of the condyles and surrounding structures allows for complete analysis and diagnosis of bone morphology, joint space, and function – all critical to TMJ dysfunction treatment and care.
The i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D System is an invaluable diagnostic tool for Dr. Swenda when treating TMJ disorders. The ten second, high-speed scan captures TMJ open jaw views quickly and accurately with lower radiation doses. If you have any questions about the i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D System, please contact our office for additional information.
ITero 2.9 Digital Imaging System
Dr. Swenda consistently strives to utilize new technology to benefit his patients. The iTero simply allows us to digitally scan a prepared tooth and email the information directly to the lab where a precision fitting restoration is created. The emailing process saves shipping time and eliminates distortion that can often be found with traditional models. We are excited to extend this top quality technique to our patients!
The Cadent iTero system eliminates the uncomfortable patient experience of traditional impressions, utilizes advanced state of the art digital technology, and provides Dr. Swenda and his team with superior fitting restorations with little or no adjustments.
AVADENT Digital Dentures
This changes dentures forever. With AvaDent Digital Dentures, Dr. Swenda can cut your time in the dentist chair in half! The AvaDent system takes digital records and creates your virtual denture right on the computer. Once the design is perfect, it is precision milled for extreme accuracy and fit. Should you ever lose or damage your denture, we can produce an exact duplicate using the records on file.
In addition to its exceptional fit and esthetics, the AvaDent denture is more bio-hygienic. A patented process reduces the buildup of bacteria which can cause sore spots and “denture breath”.
Dexis DEXcamTM 3
Another highly technical digital tool used by Dr. Swenda and his hygiene department, is the intraoral digital video camera. The tiny device is a video camera that moves around inside the mouth and records a tooth by tooth video exam. The images can be stored and later enlarged and printed. As it is difficult to see inside your mouth the intraoral camera provides a previously unseen magnified view. The pen-sized camera features a disposable cover to prevent contamination and is completely painless to use. As the camera moves around the mouth it sends video images to a computer which are then displayed on a monitor. The images can then be viewed by Dr. Swenda and his patients. Using the intraoral camera allows the patient to understand their needs by seeing what the dentist sees and then having it explained. Since the intraoral camera generates images that are stored, enlarged and analyzed, dental problems can often be caught in their early stages. Once treatment options are discussed and agreed upon, our intraoral camera can be used to effectively track treatment progress. The digital images allow Dr. Swenda to:
- Provide a higher standard of care for patients
- Help detect cavities and fractured teeth
- Evaluate the condition of existing restorations under high magnification
- Provide documentation for insurance claims
- Properly inform and educate patients
- Visually observe hard to see parts of the mouth
- Document and to monitor dental problems
Dexis Platinum Sensor Digital X-Ray System
Dexis Platinum Sensor maximizes both patient comfort and ease of use. DEXIS has enhanced its sensor housing design by refining the curvatures, redesigning the cable exit, upgrading the materials, and giving it a slimmer profile.
The ability to take vertical AND horizontal bitewings AND all periapicals with a single sensor eliminates the cost and inconvenience of using multiple sensors of different sizes.
Direct USB Connectivity
Image capture and processing electronics have been fully integrated into the sensor itself, replacing the need for a separate adapter or docking station. DEXIS is the first to offer gold plating on the sensor’s USB connector for better durability.
If you have questions about the iTero digital impression system, please contact our office for more information.