Advanced Dental Technology – Hillsboro, OR

Prioritizing Precision & Convenience

Hillsboro dentist using large camera to take photo of patient

At The Dentists at Orenco Station, we use the latest technology in our field to diagnose and treat problems, like our digital X-ray system and in-house milling machine. Not only do these devices allow us to make sure that no stone is left unturned during each of your checkups, but they also minimize your time spent waiting for diagnostic results. We invite you to browse some of the leading-edge dental technology we use in our Hillsboro dental office below.

Same-Day Dental Crowns with CEREC

Milling machine in dental office for same day dental crowns

Using our CEREC in-house milling machine, which connects to our digital impression system, we can craft customized, natural-looking porcelain dental crowns in a single appointment. All we need to do is wave a small wand around the mouth that will create a digital blueprint of your dental structure. From there, we’ll transfer the impression either directly to our milling machine, or send it to our dental laboratory, depending on your individual needs.

Intraoral Cameras

Dentist pointing to computer monitor with digital model of teeth

Sometimes, the naked eye can’t detect smaller symptoms of oral health problems, like early signs of decay. To give us a more detailed view of the hard-to-see nooks and crannies of your mouth, we may use our intraoral camera. It’s a pen-shaped wand with a camera at the tip of it that we can maneuver around the mouth to capture still images and live video footage. We can then display these on a large monitor, showing you exactly what we’re looking at and allowing us to better explain how we plan to treat it.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Dentist gesturing to computer monitor with x ray of teeth

In the past, dentists would use film to capture X-rays. Not only did this method take awhile to develop and use chemicals that were harmful to the environment, but it also didn’t produce a very high-resolution image. Today, we utilize an all-around higher quality, safer, and faster digital method of capturing X-rays. It only takes a moment and reduces radiation exposure by up to 90 percent compared to film X-rays.