Our team strives to offer each patient the highest quality care, and part of this involves obtaining detailed images and an accurate diagnosis. To accomplish this, your Syosset, NY, dentist will often employ advanced digital technology, offering images with greater detail and enabling our team to plan the treatments necessary to improve the health and beauty of your smile.
With digital x-rays, we gather detailed images of what is beneath the gum tissues and beyond the sight of the naked eye. With these images, we can make a diagnosis with better accuracy and precision. The digital nature of our system means we use a fraction of the radiation, up to 90% less. The images no longer require development in harsh chemicals either, making the process shorter and better for the environment. We show you these images chairside, so we can walk you through the diagnostic process and see issues with your roots, impacted teeth, jaw joints, and other oral structures. We could use a digital camera to document detailed images for before and after photos, and to help plan a variety of treatments as well.
Intraoral Cameras and More
Another key aspect of treatment planning is the use of an intraoral camera. The device features a tiny digital camera set at the end of a thin wand. We use the wand to take a series of pictures from multiple angles, comfortably, which enables us to see your teeth, gums, and oral structures with great detail. The resulting images can be projected on a large monitor, and we can zoom in on specific portions of your smile. This technology is essential for identifying possible areas of concerns in the earliest stages so we can treat problems before you develop discomfort or risk losing a tooth.
Digital Impression Scanning
Obtaining a dental impression is necessary to help design everything from crowns to dentures or implant restorations. In the past, the process meant biting down on a mold filled with a sticky material, and holding this bite for several minutes. The process often had to be related to obtain an impression detailed enough to plan your treatments and design custom restorations. However, we now have a digital alternative. With the Trios 3Shape digital impression scanner, we take several detailed, color photos of your smile, and combine them on a computer to craft a 3D model. We then create crowns and prosthetics quicker, easier, and ensure your results are perfectly color-matched to your smile.
Do You Have Questions About Digital Dentistry?
We would like to help you undergo treatment with accuracy and precision, which is why the team at Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY provides care with advanced digital technology. Contact our office at (516) 433-2211 to schedule your appointment today.