Dental Technology in the Belvidere/Rockford Area

More Accurate Diagnoses, More Effective Treatment

Advances in dental technology have allowed patients to enjoy better oral health. Dental treatment is faster and more effective than ever, thanks to more accurate diagnostic tools. Here at Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry, our advanced dental technology helps our Belvidere dentists and dental team keep your smile strong and healthy.  Keep reading to learn more about the dental technology our dentists use to ensure our patients receive the best dental care. 

CBCT Scanning

CBCT or cone beam computed tomography allows our Belvidere dentists to take images of your entire head, face, and neck. This piece of advanced dental technology works by rapidly taking hundreds of two-dimensional images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are layered on top of each other to create a three-dimensional model. Compared to panoramic or full-mouth X-rays, the model produced by CBCT scans is much more detailed. 

Other benefits of CBCT scans include: 

  • Lower radiation exposure
  • More clear image details
  • More accurate measurements
  • Higher accuracy
  • More reliable diagnostic capabilities
  • Faster image reproduction

At Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry, CBCT scans are a vital part of numerous dental processes for diagnosing issues such as gum disease, determining loss of jawbone density (resorption) before bone grafting, and placing dental implants in the most optimal positions. After a CBCT scan, your Belvidere dentist will have a more intimate understanding of exactly which oral health challenges you face and how to address them.  

 iTero® Intraoral Scanner

The iTero scanner is a digital, handheld intraoral scanner used to capture the structure of your mouth and teeth. Taking images with this radiation-free piece of dental technology results in highly accurate three-dimensional images in mere minutes. Scans taken with iTero eliminate the need for traditional molds made with bad-tasting and messy mixtures. These scans also serve as the blueprints for orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign® as well as protective mouthguards and post-orthodontic treatment retainers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry

530 S State St #101
Belvidere, IL 61008

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