DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

Our office uses common technology like digital x-rays and electric hand-pieces in
addition to the more uncommon technologies below:


Vatech Conebeam CT Scanner

With Vatech Conebeam CT Scanner technology, we can offer scans beyond anything we have previously been able to offer when it comes to imaging. This equipment integrates seamlessly with all of the key technology of the Green CT 2 digital scanner. So technology is working with us throughout the smooth and highly advanced process. The Vatech Conebeam CT Scanner gives our technicians the chance to view a large field. This allows for a broad view of areas that require care or attention for our patient. Whether we need to get a large field view of our patientโ€™s teeth, jaw, face, or even their full head or even their airway, this equipment will give us the 3D imaging needed to give us a proper view of the issue. This means we will be able to offer a deep and detailed level of care.


iTero Elementยฎ 5D

We care deeply about the peace of mind we are able to offer our patients. Common concerns are something we can ease thanks to the iTero Elementยฎ 5D imaging system. We took great care in selecting the right technology for the job when it comes to surgical guides and implants. Stay engaged and visualize diagnostic, restorative, or orthodontic comparisons. With our skilled dentists and technicians, teamed up with this technology, your surgical procedures, and implant placement will be carried out with both the care you would expect from our clinic and the accuracy of our carefully selected resources.


Formlabs 3D Printing

Using the latest dental technology helps us deliver better dental care services to our patients. Weโ€™re pleased to provide the Formlabs 3D printer technology at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Toledo, Ohio.

3D printing has been around for a while now, and itโ€™s extending its use in the dental field right at the dental office.

Several dental offices are adopting this technology due to its immense value to both patients and oral health service providers. Formlabs 3D printer allows us to fabricate dental models and appliances faster and more conveniently. We use it for night guards, splints, surgical guides, and dentures.


Picasso Soft Tissue Laser

When it comes to soft tissue procedures, such as soft tissue sculpting, tissue troughing for crowns or bridge impressions, and more, we know that getting things dealt with in a way that is less invasive and able to be completed more quickly is likely at the top of your mind. Let us take great care of your soft tissue procedures with our Soft Tissue Laser methods. This method not only makes for smooth sailing when it comes to soft tissue sculpting and tissue troughing for crowns and bridge impressions, as we mentioned. But also, we can help relieve the pain associated with those procedures. We are even able to use this Soft Tissue Laser technology to relieve the pain and healing time for conditions like cold sores and canker sores. Relief is waiting for you! Contact us today and allow us to get you on track for a healthier mouth using Soft Tissue Laser technology.


Intraoral Cameras

Sights and sounds of dental equipment may cause anxiety to some patients. But intraoral cameras are different. Theyโ€™re fun and convenient to use!

An intraoral camera is a small, lightweight tool that resembles a pen. It fits easily into the mouth without opening uncomfortably wide, no exposure to radiation, and we can get a clear view. Rest assured, disposable covers are replaced for proper hygiene and safety for every patient.

The camera is connected to a screen displaying high-resolution, coloured images of your teeth and gums.

Intraoral cameras provide us with detailed images that would be impossible with the naked eye, and they enable you to see what your dentist does in real-time. We can spot potential issues and explain treatment plans to you more thoroughly.

The procedure is done within a few minutes. We can also forward images taken by the intraoral camera to third-party offices, such as the dental laboratory.


Simplant

In a time where things can become complicated, we are happy to share that we have been searching for, researching, and selecting technologies and equipment that keep things as simple and easy as possible for you, our patient. Simplant allows us to offer you computer-assisted surgical software during your implant procedures. This software allows for fine precision when placing your implant. Combining our skilled and caring Dentists with Simplant computer-assisted surgical software gives us precision placing of implants, but it also gives both you and our Dentists peace of mind by combining all that the partnership between caring hands and advanced technology has to offer. Connect with us today to ask about ways that Simplant can make your experience with us even easier, and of courseโ€ฆ simple!


Microabrasion

In our clinic, we understand that no situation is too small. Think of a filling. Small as they may be, they can cause a lot of trouble and need to be tended to. Now, with our advanced microabrasion technology, we can offer preparation for small cavities without drilling or freezing. You can avoid not only the drilling of a cavity to prepare for a filling but also the immediate and lingering effects that come with freezing. No needles or drills? Thatโ€™s right! Microabrasion allows us to prepare your small cavities in this way. We want you to rest easy knowing that your filling can be prepared in a way that is less invasive than our drill, done more quickly, and allows you to get back to your day with less consequence. The gentle and careful microabrasion method is available now. We welcome your call or message and look forward to taking care of you. Reach out today to learn more.


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How Do 3D Printers Work?

The printer uses a laser to harden layers of liquid resin and form a 3D object. The entire process is computer-guided which makes it possible to reproduce small details accurately.

First, we take digital impressions using an intraoral scanner. The intraoral scanner is connected to CAD design software where we view and adjust designs.

Once the file is ready we import it to the Formlabs printer for printing. After printing we wash, dry, and prepare the appliance. We polish and finish it as needed and deliver it to you at the dental chair.

Aside from fabricating oral appliances, the Formlabs system also allows us to store your impressions and access them anytime you require them.

Weโ€™re proud to be able to offer 3D printing here at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Uses of Formlabs 3D Printer at the Dental Office

  • Orthodontic models. We use 3D printing technology to fabricate orthodontic appliances. It eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable impressions that, more often than not, take a long time to make and require retakes. We get to take high-resolution images of your teeth and use them to print accurate devices.
  • Dentures. Dentures usually take time to fabricate which means you may have to go without teeth while waiting for your appliance. With the help of Formlabs 3D printing technology, we can produce the design for your denture right away and then adjust and print it. The entire process takes less than a day to complete.
  • Night guards and splints. The traditional method of producing night guards and splints can be tedious. But these custom devices are beneficial in protecting the mouth against potential damage caused by grinding and clenching. You can have your device ready while you wait due to the 3D printers at the dental office.

Benefits of 3D Printing in Dentistry

3D printing in dentistry used to be available only in dental laboratories. Itโ€™s now widely used in dental offices, and here are a few of its benefits:

Learn more about the benefits of using 3D printing technology for your dental treatments. Contact us today at (419) 536-9196 to book your visit. See how this device can improve your dental care experience.

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Benefits of intraoral cameras

See intraoral cameras in action today

Discover how intraoral cameras work. Contact us today at Wildwood Dental (419) 536-9196 to schedule your dental checkups. Weโ€™re excited to show you how this tool can significantly improve your dental care experience.