Learn About the Latest Tools in Use in our Olathe Dental Office
Our 3-D CT Scanner allows us to evaluate TMJ anatomy, airway, sinuses, and available bone for implants. The 3-D images enable optimal accuracy and efficiency, while our advanced Intraoral Scanner allows us to take digital impressions for crowns, bridges, veneers, and Invisalign orthodontic cases, replacing the need for traditional impression materials. Using our state-of-the-art Cone Beam technology, we have the capability to digitally show you the potential outcome of an implant placement before actually undergoing the procedure. These are just a few of the many ways Drs. Waters and Davidson continue to innovate with technology, resulting in an improved patient experience.
Cone-Beam CT Machine
A 3-D Cone Beam CT scan takes several images of the area and stitches those images together using computer software to produce a three-dimensional image of the mouth.
A panoramic X-ray is a two-dimensional image that shows the entire mouth, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws and surrounding structures and tissues. This X-ray has the ability to highlight cysts, impacted teeth, infections and tumors.
Intraoral Intraoral Scanners for Digital Impressions: Itero and 3 Shape Trios
Scanners are a crucial component of modern dental practices, allowing for more accurate restorations and more efficient relationships with labs. Digital impressions also improve the patient experience by reducing chair-time and the overall number of visits.
An intraoral scanner is 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.
All of our hygiene and treatment rooms are equipped with intraoral cameras that provide detailed digital images and videos of your teeth. The intraoral cameras are small and fit comfortably in a patient’s mouth, allowing us to show patients current conditions affecting their gums and teeth.