Latest Dental Technology

We use only the most up-to-date equipment at our office. Read a little about how we can make you, the patient, more relaxed during your visit!

3D ConeBeam Imaging

3D ConeBeam Imaging is an amazing new technology that creates nearly unlimited views of the face, neck and teeth, for more comprehensive treatment planning. This new technology is extremely useful for dental implants, TMJ, orthodontics and more.

It’s fast, simple and completely painless – dental patients just sit in a chair for a single 10-second scan. And, from that scan, the doctors can instantly see computer-generated views of the bones of the face, the teeth, and other details from any angle, in 3D and in color!

The 3D ConeBeam Imaging scans are different from ordinary dental x-rays. Typical dental x-rays just focus on your teeth, and for each x-ray picture, you need one exposure. It would take many exposures to even begin to compare to a single 3D ConeBeam scan. This new technology provides more complete visual information to study your case from every angle.

Whether you’re just beginning dental treatment or evaluating the results, 3D ConeBeam images give your doctors more of the high quality, detailed visual information they want for diagnosis and planning the next steps for you. Thorough information is a vital key to improved patient care. And for you, it could mean more confidence and satisfaction in your treatment.

Request an exam and 3D ConeBeam Image with us today!


Computer Digital Radiography (CDR)

Digital radiography is a type of x-ray imaging where digital sensors are used instead of customary film. Instead of film, a digital image capture instrument is used to record the image. It then is available as a digital file that can be interpreted and saved as part of the patient’s medical record. There are many advantages to using digital radiography versus traditional. One of the biggest advantages is that less radiation is used to produce an image than conventional x-rays. They are also much faster, appearing in the monitor after only a minute or so.


White fillings

Teeth can often be whitened by several new techniques of “bleaching” available today. The most common method used is the “in-office” method where a strong bleaching agent is placed over the isolated teeth and a special light is used to assist the bleaching material in lightening your teeth. This method is generally more controlled and probably better for people who have tetracycline stains or streaks on their teeth. The “home” techniques involve making trays which fit into the mouth and these are then filled with bleaching materials. When worn for a few hours day, noticeable results are seen generally within a few days to a couple weeks.

Results vary from individual to individual and we will be happy to help you decide which method works best for you. Some of the factors involved include the intensity of the stains, whether or not you have fillings or crowns on your front teeth as well as what may have caused the stains.


Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a tiny video camera that resembles an oversized pen. Your dentist will insert the camera into your mouth and move it around, so that images can be taken from different angles. The intraoral camera is used with a computer screen, so that your dentist can easily show you any problems that may need treated. Seeing is believing!


Computer Controlled Injections – The WAND™

Computer Controlled InjectionsTHE WAND ™ is a computer-controlled dental injection. Some patients cringe at the thought of a needle! Most injections are not painful because of the needle, but rather the surge of anesthetic into your tissue. With THE WAND ™, the flow rate of the local anesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable.


DIAGNOdent

DIAGNOdentIn order to maintain beautiful and healthy teeth, early detection is key. The DIAGNOdent laser system is a modern tool which assists in the early diagnosis of cavities. Your dentist can give you a significantly more precise assessment with the use of this high-tech laser system. This tool will allow us to find hidden cavities that typically would go unobserved.


Oraqix

When anesthesia is required, why use a needle? The only FDA approved, needle-free anesthetic is Oraqix. Pain management has changed! It is sets as a gel, so it stays in place for efficient absorption on the treatment area. It works quickly! Its effects are felt in only 30 seconds. Patients are back to normal sensitivity in about 20 minutes, so they can go about their lives quickly.
To learn more, please visit the Oraqix website.


ViziLite™

ViziLiteViziLite™ is the leading oral cancer screening system. It was designed to help oral healthcare professionals identify abnormalities that may be hard to see during a regular visual assessment.
For more information, please visit www.vizilite.com


VELscope®

VELscopeThe VELscope system helps your dental professional to visualize any abnormalities in the tissues of your mouth, lips and upper throat. An examination allows your dentist to improve their evaluation of your overall oral health
For patient information, please visit their website.


Ultrasonic Cleaning

A cavitron is a modern dental tool that cleans your teeth using high-frequency sound waves.  This ultrasonic cleaner has proven to be tremendously successful in eliminating tartar.  The cavitron ultrasonic cleaner has a blunt tip, which uses oscillating sound waves to gently pulsate the tartar away, instead of traditional bulky, metal hand scalers.  This is a safe and efficient alternative to conventional cleaning techniques.


Prophy Jet

Ultrasonic Teeth CleaningYour dental hygienist will use a Prophy-Jet to clean your teeth.  The Prophy-Jet combines water and baking soda to gently remove stains and debris from your teeth.


Power Bleaching

This is a procedure designed to lighten the color of your teeth. When done properly, this will not harm your teeth or gums. We offer chairside bleaching and take home bleaching.

Some of the different products we offer are:

ZOOM!® www.zoomnow.com
Venus™ www.myvenussmile.com
Sapphire™ www.teethwhiteningreviews.com


Dental Imaging Software

Dental imaging software allows us to simulate cosmetic and other procedures so you can see the effect on your smile before we start! We take digital pictures of your teeth and then use a sophisticated computer simulation program to create the projected “after” images.


Soft Tissue Laser

Soft Tissue Dental LaserModern lasers are used to cosmetically contour gums, lengthen crowns to provide ample structure for restoration, and treat pockets of infection during gum treatment.

Lasers are self-sterilizing, provide the maximum amount of control, and are virtually painless during the procedure and post-operatively.


Multimedia Education

At Advanced Dental Care, we believe in making our patients more relaxed about procedures we will be performing. If you are uneasy about a certain procedure that you will be undergoing, we can play a DVD piece for you to put your mind at ease. We believe that simply understanding the procedure can alleviate unnecessary anxiety.


Invisalign

Invisalign uses custom-made aligner trays to straighten your teeth. These trays are practically invisible! They gradually and gently move your teeth into place. Don’t hide your smile while you straighten! Try Invisalign!

For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.

Invisalign Crest Hill IL


Lumineers

Lumineers for TeethLUMINEERS™ are ultra-thin, custom-designed veneers that are proven to last for over 20 years! Don’t tolerate painful and prolonged procedures. Gain a gorgeous smile with LUMINEERS™!
For patient information, please visit their website.


Veneers

Are you tired of hiding your smile? Smiling is contagious and just makes you feel better! You won’t have to undergo any uncomfortable and lengthy procedures. With porcelain veneers, you’ll be able to show your smile to the world!