Some things can’t be automated or delegated technology, like properly caring for your smile. However, the dental health field has always been a showcase of contemporary technology. These days, there are several different innovations that vastly improve the quality of most diagnostic services and treatment options. From offering clearer, more detailed images of your teeth and oral structures, to more accurately diagnosing bite problems or crafting lifelike restorations, technology makes caring for your smile easier. It also reduces the amount of time you spend in the chair and enhances the results of your treatment.
1. Catching tooth decay as early as possible
Digital imaging technology is one of the most impactful forms of dental technology. That’s because everybody can benefit from routine exams and cleanings, which largely focus on examining your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for signs of trouble. Tooth decay is the most common form of trouble, and detecting them as early as possible is vital to ensuring your continued good oral health. Using technology such as DIAGNOdent, which utilizes a diode laser to highlight weak and/or compromised areas of tooth enamel, we can help detect, diagnose, and treat cavities long before they become obvious.
2. Diagnosing and alleviating chronic headaches
People can experience chronic headaches and migraines for a wide variety of potential reasons. In many cases, however, they can be traced back to an oral health condition, such as a problem with your bite’s balance and/or with your jaw’s joints (TMJs). Known as TMJ disorder, a dysfunction in your jaw joints can constantly aggravate your trigeminal nerve – your dominant craniofacial nerve group – leading to chronic headaches, migraines, and more. Using advanced technology to diagnose the source and extent of your bite dysfunction, then digitally design a custom appliance to promote better function and healing, we can help many patients find lasting relief from the symptoms of TMJ disorder.
3. Crafting lifelike restorations and prostheses
In addition to crafting highly precise and effective oral appliance, advanced imaging technology also allows us to craft highly lifelike restorations for a variety of dental health needs. For example, digital 3D imaging allows us to create highly accurate digital impressions of your teeth and oral structures, eliminating the need for physical molds using materials placed over your teeth. Digital molds can be used to guide the creating of more precise and lifelike dental crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, dentures, and more, according to your specific needs and preferences.
Learn how technology improves your dental care
These days, dental technology is almost as important to the quality of your care as your dentist’s experience. For more information about how we use advanced technology to improve several aspects of your care, schedule a visit by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930.