There are many things that contribute to the overall quality of your dental care. For instance, the level of comfort your feel when you visit your dentist, and the skill with which your dentist can address all of your concerns are paramount. However, these days, technology plays an increasingly more important role in high-quality dental care, and more advanced tech can mean a much higher level of comfort and precision in your care. Today, we examine a few a of the more important ways in which digital technology enhances the quality of care we can provide to all of our patients.
Digital imaging can take many forms. When it come to X-rays, for example, digital radiography allows for faster and clearer X-rays, all while emitting up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays. Intraoral cameras are also digital, and allow your dentist to get a clear, unobstructed view of hard-to-see areas in your mouth during a routine exam or diagnosis. Because enhanced visualization and examination are the basis of any good dental treatment, digital imaging has also become the basis for several other important enhancements, such as digital bite analysis and 3D impression-making.
Digital bite analysis
The way your bite functions is vital to more than just your oral health. It affects your ability to eat, which can impact on your overall nutrition, and lead to several painful symptoms when it doesn’t function properly. Using digital imaging and advanced bite analysis, we can help you determine if there’s an issue with your bite alignment, the function of your jaw joints, the cause behind your teeth-grinding habit, and more. Then, we can digitally design an appropriate Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition (NTI) appliance to address the issue and alleviate symptoms, including chronic headaches and migraines.
In addition to analyzing your bite and designing custom appliances, digital design is also an important aspect in creating many of today’s modern, lifelike dental restorations. Digital X-rays and 3D imaging help your dentist more accurately diagnose the nature and extent of your tooth troubles to ensure the most appropriate restoration. Digital molds allow your dentist to accurately measure the dimensions of your teeth and dental ridges without the need for messy, complicated physical molding materials. This not only enhances the quality of your restoration, but also your comfort and convenience throughout the entire procedure.
Learn more about our digital dental tech
The use of advanced digital imaging, bite analysis, and impressions helps us diagnose your oral health issues and plan your treatment more comfortably, precisely, and efficiently. To learn more, schedule a visit by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930.