Amber M Allen, DDS
Creating Beautiful Smiles in Omaha, NE

Technology

While technological advances alone do not guarantee superior quality of care, certain state-of-the-art technologies allow us to better offer our patients precise, efficient, and more conservative treatment for their benefit. 

In addition to providing a state-of-the-art dental facility that is welcoming and comfortable, Dr. Amber Allen and her staff truly enjoy their profession and genuinely care about your teeth and overall health. Here are some of the advanced technologies that Dr. Allen utilizes to ensure that your visit is as pleasant as possible.

Crowns in One Day

The process of completing a crown used to be quite lengthy. It required at least two long appointments with your dentist, with a wait time of 2 to 4 weeks in between. It was often hard for patients to fit this treatment into their busy schedules.

Dr. Allen is excited to provide her patients with same-day crowns using innovative E4D technology. E4D uses 3-D imaging to scan a picture of your tooth, which Dr. Allen uses to design and fabricate your new tooth here at our office while you wait. Your new restoration is made of high quality porcelain, which provides an excellent fit, durability, and esthetics.

What this means for you is that you'll leave our office after one visit with a beautiful and fully functioning crown that you can be proud of.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are taken in much the same manner as you are used to; however, these pictures of your teeth then appear almost immediately on a computer screen so you can view them with Dr. Allen.

One of the biggest advantages of digital x-rays is that they expose patients to less radiation – only 10% of the radiation of traditional x-rays. Also, since they can be enlarged to the full size of a computer screen, this offers improved viewing ability for analysis and diagnosis.

This added feature also benefits patients in that it enables us to co-diagnose. Our patients not only understand what treatment may need to be performed but just as importantly why.

Intraoral Camera

This is a specialized miniature camera that is used for taking up-close digital photographs of teeth and gums. Details such as decay, cracks, fillings, and tartar are magnified to the size of the computer screen. This enables the patient to see his or her mouth the way the dentist sees it.

 These features enable us to co-diagnose and help you understand why certain procedures may benefit your oral health.

Laser Cavity Detector

While the common widespread use of fluoride has significantly reduced the overall incidence of cavities, it may not prevent decay from progressing under a seemingly intact tooth structure. If left undiscovered and untreated, this decay will keep growing and destroying healthy tooth until it reaches the outer surface.

The Diagnodent laser provides Dr. Allen with an additional tool to find this type of hidden decay, enabling her to treat it before it gets larger and becomes evident on the outside of the tooth. Stopping decay early preserves the maximum amount of tooth structure and decreases the likelihood for costly root canal treatments, extractions, and crowns.

Quiet Handpieces

No one enjoys the sound of the “drill” used in the dental office. Dr. Allen uses the newest ultra-quiet handpieces, which are designed to be softer than a normal conversation. This contributes to a more relaxed environment for patients as they have their dental work done.