Dental Imaging

When you decide to correct or enhance your smile, it’s often difficult to determine ahead of time exactly what kind of results to expect. After all, a smile is a pretty personal thing, and changing your smile can feel like changing your identity. That’s where cosmetic digital imaging comes into play. Digital imaging is computer software that allows them to take your digital photograph and manipulate it to reflect the procedures you’re considering. Now, with state-of-the-art technology at James G. Mace DDS, such as the iTero Intraoral Scanner and the Carestream 8100, Dr. Mace can show you what your smile would look like after treatment. Whether you’re considering teeth whitening, straightening, bonding, veneers, or a complete smile makeover, digital imaging technology lets you see into your future.

What is the Digital Imaging Process?

The process is quite simple. Once Dr. Mace has completed your oral exam and discussed your smile goals, a treatment plan will be created. Various digital photos of your current smile will be taken and change factors will be keyed into the computer. The computer will generate one or more graphics images that accurately demonstrate how the changes will affect the appearance of your mouth, as well as your overall facial appearance.  It is important to note that this is process is digital artwork and that the actual results may differ somewhat from what the computer designs for you. It’s a fun process and is exciting to see what the “new you” would look like with a new smile. Plus, you can take a photo of the new you home to share with family or friends.

Why do Dr. Mace and his team love their new digital imaging tools? Informed patients make wise decisions, and digital imaging allows you the opportunity to actually get a glimpse of your future before committing to treatment!

What is the iTero Intraoral Scanner?

If you want to straighten misaligned teeth without the hassle of traditional braces, Invisalign may be the best option for you. Now at James Mace DDS, we have made Invisalign treatment easier with the iTero Intraoral Scanning and Digital Impressions. With one quick scan, the iTero scanner can produce a color, digital map of your mouth. From this scan, Dr. Mace and his team can use iTero to show your treatment plan in real-time with the outcome simulator feature. To learn more about the iTero Intraoral Scanner, call Dr. Mace’s office today!

In-Office 2D and 3D Imaging

Dr. Mace now offers an award-winning 2D and 3D imaging system that is not only more comfortable and safe for his patients, but it also offers clearer pictures to spot potential problems early. Specifically, Dr. Mace uses this new technology to assist his implant planning when placing a single dental implant to designing a full-mouth restoration. The Carestream 8100 CBCT for 3D Implant Planning is the only scanning system you want to include in your dental treatment. For more information about the Carestream 8100, call Dr. Mace’s office in today!

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