Advanced Dental Technology in Rockford IL
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Roger Schmidt, Dr. Pamela Schmidt, Dr. Vanja Cosic , Dr. Dunja Cosic Carlson and their staff utilize the latest in dental technology to enhance the quality and fit of your dental care.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high-tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Roger Schmidt, Pamela Schmidt, Vanja Cosic and Dunja Cosic Carlson utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera — in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue-related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Aphthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy, and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
iTero® IntraOral Scanner
What is the iTero® IntraOral Scanner?
We are proud to offer the iTero® IntraOral Scanner to our patients for enhanced comfort and treatment outcomes. With the iTero® IntraOral Scanner, we can produce digital impressions with cost-saving benefits, and patients can see predicted results before treatment with instant 3D imaging – no goopy impression material required. Impressions with the iTero® IntraOral Scanner aren’t just more comfortable, they are also more accurate, giving our patients better results every day. Call us to find out more about the iTero® IntraOral Scanner today!
What are the benefits of iTero® IntraOral Scanner?
- Single appointment
- Predictable and accurate
- Less chair time
- Digital records
- Chairside visualization and planning
How does the iTero® IntraOral Scanner work?
A compact, handheld wand is used to digitally map the structure of your teeth and gums using optical technology. In just 2-3 minutes, we have an accurate picture of your oral anatomy, allowing us to plan precision treatments that will yield the best results for you.
Drs. Roger Schmidt, Pamela Schmidt, Vanja Cosic and Dunja Cosic Carlson choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Roger and Pamela Schmidt utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays result in 1/6th of the radiation exposure to you.