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Technology

Dental Technology

To enhance our services and maintain the highest standards of patient care, our office is equipped with the latest innovative technology and dental solutions. Embracing dental technology means each of our patients benefit from unparalleled accuracy during a diagnosis, more comfortable treatment options, and faster healing periods. Our dental technology also allows Dr. Terry Councill and Dr. Jonathan Glass to discover the earliest signs of common dental health problems, such as tooth decay, and gum disease. With Councill and Glass Dental Group, you can enjoy a brighter, healthier smile than you ever thought possible.

Our Approach

With the recent advances in dental technology, we can offer a breakthrough approach to preventative, cosmetic, and restoration dentistry, improving both the beauty and function of smiles in Cypress, TX, and the Greater Houston area. Our customer service techniques may be old fashioned, but the technology we employ is always cutting edge. Some examples of the State-of-the-Art technology used by Councill and Glass Dental Group include:


CEREC® - Cerec is a one visit restoration. Using advanced CAD/CAM technology, we scan your teeth to create a digital impression. Using the digital impression, we create a 3D image of your tooth. This allows us to design a restoration that improves the beauty and function of your smile, and one that requires fewer adjustments. Using this image, we can design and fabricate a restoration from a solid block of ceramic. This allows us to create custom-made crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays in a single visit.

INVISALIGN® - Invisalign® treatment uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth instead of full metal braces. You dentist will take 3D images of your teeth that are used to determine your treatment. The computer technology allows for the creation of a customized plan just for your specific needs. You will wear the aligners until the treatment is completed.

To view a video of how your personal treatment plan is developed using Cerec® and Invisalign® click below.


Digital dentistry is the way of the future for the dental industry. This technology provides reliability, high quality, and cost savings for the patient. Councill and Glass Dental is happy to offer this cutting-edge technology that is another step forward in digital dentistry.

3D Printing at Councill and Glass Dental

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing, whereby materials can be joined together, layer upon layer until a 3D replica has been built. The technology of 3D printing allows a dentist to create customized dental components and devices when used in combination with intra-oral scanning and CAD/CAM design software. 3D printing is currently being used to fabricate:

  • Dental models
  • Prototypes for large reconstructive cases
  • Surgical guides for dental implant placement
  • Metal alloy frameworks for partial dentures
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Nightguards

We use a 3D printer to create high-resolution dental models and prototypes. After obtaining detailed images from our 3Shape Trios® intra-oral scanner, we use specialized software to design the desired model or mock-up. This design is sent to the printer that has been loaded with an FDA-approved tank of resin, and within a few hours, the fabrication is complete. Because the 3D printer is able to convert digital images into physical objects, the results are more accurate than if the object were completed manually. The patient is able to receive implants much faster as the printer eliminates the need to wait weeks for an off site lab to complete the job.

3D PrinterBenefits of 3D Printing in Dentistry

Some of the benefits of 3D printing include:

  • 3D printing lowers the costs of producing a variety of dental products and improves turnaround time.
  • Conventional manufacturing techniques in dentistry often involve milling an object from a block, where most of the material is wasted. 3D printing only uses what is needed.
  • Because 3D printers are generally connected with intra-oral scanning, the entire process lends itself to a better patient experience. No biting down on the sticky impression goop!

Contact Councill and Glass Dental today to see how our 3D printing or any of our other implant, cosmetic, and complex reconstructive dentistry services can help you. You can call us or reach us online to schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member.

 

 

Doctor Councill with models

 

Dr. Glass with models