Our office maximizes the use of ever-changing technological advancements. CT imaging and CAD CAM are used to develop treatment plans for implant placement and reconstructive cases. Digital imaging is used to construct prosthetic components that supersede traditional laboratory techniques. Laboratory microscopes aid in preparation of teeth and in quality control of prosthetic components.
No more difficult impressions!
We are now utilizing an impression-less technique developed by the 3M company. The Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner from 3M ESPE can now capture impressions digitally, replacing the uncomfortable trays and messy impression material. The Lava C.O.S. eliminates the uncomfortable wait time that patients endure while the impression material sets in their mouth. Our practice is one of the first in the Chicago metropolitan area to offer this technology and our patients will be some of the first in the world to experience this revolutionary advancement. An optical wand captures large amounts of visual images and displays them on a touch screen monitor to be reviewed by the patient and doctor. This technology eliminates the need to retake impressions and comes at no extra cost to the patient. These images enhance communication with dental laboratories and are used for the prosthetic fabrication of crowns, porcelain laminate veneers and other restorations.
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