CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AT MANOA DENTAL
Here at Manoa Dental, Dr. Choy and Dr. Do remain on the cutting edge of dental technology by implementing state of the art technology for every diagnosis and treatment. They understand the need fo the most accurate information to produce the best patient results, and modern technology can provide that for optimum oral health and comfort for every patient.
Cone Beam Cat Scan (CBCT)
Computerized Tomography (CBCT) is a highly advanced 3D x-ray machine that takes traditional 2D images but in smaller and quicker bursts. When all of these bursts are taken, they are stitched together to create a realistic computer-generated model of your bony structures in detail down to a few tenths of a millimeter.
Digital Intraoral Scanner
The iTero intraoral scanner takes extremely accurate scan multiple pictures of your teeth and gums to create a 3D model of your teeth and gums. We use this scanner to take impressions of your teeth in the fabrication of crowns, dental appliances, and Invisalign aligners resulting in a very precise fit. The procedure is quick and comfortable. No more gagging, messy, and uncomfortable impression trays. It is used for almost every procedure that needs and impression. It can also capture any dental changes over time such as worn teeth from bruxism or grinding. For clear aligner cases such as Invisalign, it will provide a simulation of what the resulting smile will look like after treatment. Bite imbalance or adjustment can also be seen and evaluated with the scanner during Invisalign cases. Invisalign cases fabrications are also faster with the scanner vs conventional trays.
Tek-Scan Bite Evaluation Technology
A Tek-scan bite analysis is used to analyze where and how hard your upper and lower jaws bite together. It is a hyper-accurate measurement of what bite forces you put on your teeth and if they are off-balance. A computer records this data and creates a visual representation of which teeth are at risk of fracture or treating TMJ disorder.
Our intraoral camera is perhaps the greatest service we can provide to our patients. It is used to take images of your teeth and gums so that we can show you exactly where the problems in your mouth are. The camera provides patient education that allows you to know the current condition of your oral health.