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Our Plano State of the Art Dental Technology

Digital X-Rays In Plano, TX

X-rays are indispensable for dentists and oral surgeons, providing insights far beyond what the naked eye can see. They are crucial for identifying issues like cracked teeth, diseased roots, impacted teeth, or bone loss, facilitating early intervention for conditions that might otherwise go unnoticed. At Lutke Dental, we employ state-of-the-art digital radiography, which reduces radiation exposure by approximately 90% compared to traditional methods while delivering superior image quality. This technology enables early detection of various dental concerns, like tooth decay, gum disease, and infections, before symptoms emerge, allowing for prompt and effective treatment.

Digital X-rays offer a comprehensive view of the dental and maxillofacial area, aiding in a thorough evaluation of oral health and the diagnosis of hidden conditions. The immediate availability of digital images accelerates the diagnostic process, eliminates the wait associated with film processing, and allows for easy magnification of images for detailed examination. This efficiency saves time and money and enhances the accuracy of diagnoses, ensuring that each treatment plan is perfectly tailored to the patient’s needs.

3Shape TRIOS

As a premier location for cosmetic and general dental care, we believe in using the latest technology. With modern-day tools like the 3Shape TRIOS, our patients can look forward to better and more comfortable experiences with precise results. 3Shape allows us to create detailed scans of your smile without ever taking a traditional impression. But 3Shape is just one of the many great tools you’ll find at our Plano office.

The introduction of 3Shape Trios in dentistry has revolutionized the way dental impressions are taken. It is now possible to capture highly accurate and detailed scans without the need for conventional impression materials such as putty or silicone. The system makes use of an intraoral scanner, which produces digital images that can be used for a range of applications, including orthodontics, restorative work, and implantology. One key advantage of using 3Shape Trios is that it eliminates the need for uncomfortable physical impressions that often cause discomfort to patients. Additionally, it enhances communication between dentists and lab technicians by providing real-time data transfer with color scanning capabilities to produce more natural-looking restorations. With its cutting-edge technology in high-speed scanning, 3Shape Trios offers a faster turnaround time compared to traditional methods while still delivering precision accuracy on every scan captured – making it an indispensable tool in modern-day dentistry practices where efficiency and quality are paramount considerations.

Cosmetic Imaging

Cosmetic imaging is a helpful tool that allows us to show you the results of your cosmetic makeover before we even begin the treatment process. Using photos of your teeth and gums, we can create a digital model of your smile that will help you feel more confident about the treatment choices you’ve made.

Porcelain Mills for Same-Day Dentistry

The advancement of technology in dentistry has brought forth a revolutionary tool, the porcelain mill. With its precision and accuracy, this machine is capable of creating high-quality dental prosthetics swiftly and efficiently. Using computer-aided design (CAD) software, the porcelain mill can produce same-day crowns, bridges, veneers, and other restorations with minimal margin for error. The process involves scanning the patient’s teeth to generate digital models that are fed into the computer system, where customized designs are created based on the specific needs of each individual case. Once approved by the dentist, these designs are transmitted to the porcelain mill, which carves out precise replicas using blocks of ceramic material or zirconia. This advanced milling technology allows patients to receive their custom-made restorations in just one visit instead of having to wait several days or weeks, as was previously required with traditional methods. The benefits of using a porcelain mill in dentistry are numerous; it saves time for both patients and practitioners while providing durable prosthetics that look natural and function well over an extended period.

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