At Appletree Cove Dental we use cutting-edge dental technology to provide you with safe, fast, and effective results!
A device that is used to capture a direct optical impression. The scanner projects a light source onto the area to be scanned. The images are captured by imaging sensors and are processed by scanning software, which then produces a 3D surface model.
Intraoral Digital Scanner
When it comes to setting the tone for patient-first restorative dentistry, digital scanning is our best way forward. Not only is it a faster, easier process with more accurate results, it’s also drastically reduces intraoral discomfort and helping the patient better understand their treatment plan.
Here Appletree Cove Dental, our all-digital workflow of CAD/CAM dentistry starts by generating a digital impression of a patient’s mouth using the CEREC Primescan AC. This features a dynamic-depth scanner that consolidates more than 50,000 images per second, enabling us to create an unprecendented image quality, faster than ever. From there, we can then use in-house or off-site dental labs to complete a variety of procedures including the milling process of fabricating a crown for our patient while they relax in our chair.
In the past, most dental professionals had to use the traditional x-ray systems, which require film development. These days, we use digital x-rays due to their many benefits. A digital x-ray is safer and much quicker than its film predecessor. If the image comes out blurry, we can instantly retake a new one. Digital x-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool that helps us gain a better understanding of the inner workings of your mouth, more specifically the teeth, roots, and alveolar bone.
Same Day Crowns
Dr. Mellissa Ilgen understands how valuable your time is, which is why we offer same-day dental crowns. This means we can prepare your tooth, take an impression, and fabricate your restoration, all within a single appointment.
Traditional dental crowns typically require multiple appointments for multiple procedures. The data we capture with our intraoral wand is wirelessly transferred to our computer system. We then use CAD/CAM software to design your crown "chairside" as you watch in real-time. Next, this information is sent to our milling unit, which transforms a single block of porcelain into your aesthetically-pleasing restoration.
Soft Tissue Laser
A soft tissue laser simultaneously cauterizes and cuts an incision in the tissue. For this reason, laser treatment may reduce bleeding, discomfort, and swelling both during and after your procedure. We may use a soft tissue laser to treat periodontal disease by removing the infected lining of the gum tissue. This allows for the regeneration of healthy tissue around the teeth. Soft tissue lasers are also effective for gum contouring and crown lengthening if you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Cone Beam CT Scan
A cone beam CT scan is a diagnostic tool that produces a 3D representation of your teeth, gums, nerve pathways, and underlying bone structure within a single image. We typically utilize cone beam CT scans when a regular x-ray is not enough. Cone beam CT scans are ideal for surgical planning, the diagnosis of TMJ disorders and tumors, and the evaluation of bone structure and tooth orientation.