Our office has incorporated the Galileos 3D Imaging system that combines the highest resolution, 3-dimensional scans of the dental structures with the absolute best in patient safety. The technology behind the Galileos has had a long history in the medical community. However, unlike a medical CT scan, Galileos offers unparalleled imaging without the high dose of radiation common in conventional scans.
The best thing about Galileos 3D, however, is that it contains an integrated face scanner. This means we can show you, using your own face and bone structure, what you will look like after treatment. You can see for yourself how recommended dental procedures will result in a beautiful new you! Remove “best guess” dentistry and make informed, confident decisions about your care.
The Laser Scanner Finds Ultrasmall Cavities Years Earlier
Have you ever had a dentist find a cavity and place a large filling, and wondered why the filling is so large if the cavity wasn't there just six months before? The cavity was there six months before — it just wasn't big enough to show on X-rays, and it wasn't visible to the dentist yet. The Laser Scanner can find cavities years earlier, when the small cavity can be removed and repaired with a small invisible bonded filling. Sometimes patients complain of tooth sensitivity, or mild to severe pain, yet X-rays and examination cannot pinpoint the source. Patients are often given sensitivity toothpaste to deal with the problem. However, sometimes, dentists have to perform root canals to get the pain or sensitivity to stop, when the actual source turned out to be undetectable decay. The laser scanner can detect previously undetected decay and, once identified, allow us to remove the discomfort and leave you with a healthy smile.
See How Your New Smile Will Look Before Any Treatment!
Cosmetic imaging allows us to show you what can be done with your teeth and smile before you even start treatment. Computer images of your teeth and gums can be shaped, replaced, added or lightened, resulting in your new smile. It is exciting to actually see your treatment goal.
Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team
The doctor works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways he brings this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
75% Reduction in Radiation
Introducing Panoramic Digital Imaging, available at our practice. With this technology, a single X-ray is taken of your entire mouth, including all the teeth and the upper and lower jaws, with a digital sensor. This is downloaded into our computer for immediate viewing. You get an enhanced, easy-to-see image with 75% less radiation exposure than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.
Oral Cancer - Are You at Risk?
Did you know that one American dies every hour from oral cancer? And the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years? The good news is that there’s a 90% cure rate if it’s detected early. We are very pleased to provide one of the most effective oral cancer screenings available today. VELscope™ is the newest FDA-approved oral cancer screening system. We perform the exam using the specially designed light. Any suspicious tissue is immediately and easily visible. This screening could literally save your life!
We are pleased to offer a courtesy oral cancer screening with every teeth cleaning appointment.
9700 South Roberts RoadPalos Hills, IL 60465