The Technology

The science of Dentistry has made huge leaps in advancements for the dental practice. As a result, patients are gaining terrific oral health and the doctors are adopting better and better tools. Whenver a new technology has proved itself in our world of Dentistry we adopt it as soon as we can. Here are just a few of the advancments in technology that has seen great results at Southport Dental Care:

The Amazing iTero 3D Scanner

Ever since the day arrived when Southport Dental Care adopted the iTero scanner, lives have changed for the better for both patients and our staff.

The advantages of using the iTero scanner is that it creates a 3D image of patients’ teeth, eliminating the need for messy molds. A hand-held scanner takes digital pictures of a patient’s damaged and surrounding teeth. The three-dimensional images are then displayed on a screen, and then sent electronically to a lab that creates a final, more precise fitting crown.



The iTero will render the traditional method of taking dental impressions obsolete. It is fast, painless and free of mess, creating an exact replica of the patient’s teeth, resulting in a better fitted crown or bridge in 10 minutes. iTero allows dentists to generate a dental impression by quickly scanning the inside of a person’s mouth with a handheld wand. Images of the patient’s mouth are captured in real time, then magnified and displayed on a monitor while the patient is still in the chair. This enables dentists to make any necessary adjustments before completing the scanning process.


Some 50 million dental patients require crown and bridge implants each year, and every one of them must have a physical impression created of the area to be restored. The process is unpleasant: the dentist inserts a soft goo into the patient’s mouth which hardens over the course of several minutes into a putty that is then forcibly extracted. If the impression is imperfect, the crown or bridge may require excessive adjustment, or may need to be remade entirely. The end result is more time spent in the dentist’s chair and even more discomfort for the patient.

TMJ Treatments With The NTI-tss Device

From the effective and affordable solution to TMJ and Migraine pain, the NTI-tss device, to the latest 3D imaging machine from iTero (allowing the most exacting crowns and bridges every made), we will always research and discover and terrific new technologies headed our way. Click Here To Read More…

We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an X-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.

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