Advanced Technology

Advanced dental technology improves dental treatments, care, and associated practices. The application of state-of-the-art equipment and practices enables our staff to streamline traditional treatment methods, providing you a more comfortable approach to dental care.

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Dr. Somers and her team of doctors practice a full scope of
family & cosmetic dentistry as well as dental implant placement...
Our office is located at 1311 Butterfield Rd. Ste. 111, Aurora, Illinois.

 Aurora 630-454-7655  Map & Directions

Smart Dental Chairs

“Experience the ultimate comfort during your dental visit with our smart dental chairs featuring soothing heat and relaxing massage functions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your time in the dentist’s chair like never before.”

Smart dental chairs offer unrestricted clinical access, premium patient support, unparalleled comfort, and so much more. Equipped with massage and heat capabilities, our chairs guarantee a relaxing and ergonomic experience when  being treated at our office. It is immensely important for us that our patients have proven accessibility and comfort for each of their appointments and procedures. Optimal patient access and exceptional patient comfort come together in a dental chair.

Digital Imaging

Dr. Somers chooses 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. Our office utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies. 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:

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 results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.

Intraoral Scanners

Intraoral dental scanners have revolutionized the field of dentistry by providing precise and detailed 3D images of patients’ teeth and gums. These scanners eliminate the need for messy and uncomfortable traditional molds, making the process more comfortable and convenient for patients. With intraoral scanners, dentists can capture accurate digital impressions of the oral cavity, enabling them to diagnose dental issues more effectively and plan treatments with greater precision.

Furthermore, intraoral scanners play a crucial role in the fabrication of dental restorations and orthodontic devices. By capturing digital impressions, dentists can design and create crowns, bridges, veneers, braces, and aligners with exceptional accuracy. This not only improves the fit and functionality of dental prosthetics but also enhances overall treatment outcomes for patients. In addition, digital impressions can be easily stored, transferred, and manipulated electronically, streamlining communication between dental professionals and dental laboratories. Overall, intraoral dental scanners have significantly advanced modern dentistry, offering improved accuracy, efficiency, and patient comfort in various dental procedures.

Intraoral Cameras

 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.

Dr Somers utilizes 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.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography: 3D Images

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is advanced type of x-ray technology used when standard dental x-rays are no longer sufficient for a specific circumstance. Your doctor may utilize this particular equipment to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone with ease all in one single scan!

Additionally, this procedure requires little to no special preparation. Please contact your doctor if you may be pregnant. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and avoid wearing any jewelry to ensure optimal results when you complete these scans.

Artificial Intelligence

In our office we partner with Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to automatically enhance x-ray scans with advanced AI-enabled detection and diagnosis of oral health conditions with higher accuracy and efficiency. This technology enables our dentist to identify dental issues at earlier stages and develop more personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. The ability to detect these diagnoses quicker allows for faster response time  for proposed treatments so we can achieve and provide optimal patient care.

By analyzing patient-specific data and employing machine learning techniques, AI algorithms can optimize treatment plans, leading to improved accuracy, efficiency, and predictability of treatment outcomes. These advancements not only benefit dentists by enhancing their ability to deliver high-quality care but also improve the overall patient experience by ensuring more precise and personalized treatments.