Advanced Dental Technology
What is Panorex X-ray imaging?
Panorex X-ray imaging creates two-dimensional dental images displaying the upper and lower jaws and teeth. Panoramic X-rays are popular for dental applications because they are faster and less invasive than traditional X-ray imaging. They are used to detect, assess, and diagnose wisdom teeth impactions, periodontal disease, jaw health, and oral cancer.
What are the benefits of Panoramic dental imaging?
- Faster than traditional X-rays
- More comfortable for patients
- Easier for dentists to get the images they need
- Less exposure to radiation than traditional X-rays
- Higher diagnostic efficacy
- More hygienic and sanitary than traditional bitewing X-rays
How does a Panorex X-ray machine work?
Panorex X-ray digital imaging is extraoral, which means the X-ray machine does not have to go inside your mouth. Instead, the device works more like an MRI machine, rotating the X-ray tube around your head in a circle. The process is painless and only lasts between 10 to 20 seconds.
iTero® IntraOral Scanner
What is the iTero® IntraOral Scanner?
We are proud to offer the iTero® IntraOral Scanner to our patients for enhanced comfort and treatment outcomes. With the iTero® IntraOral Scanner, we can produce digital impressions with cost-saving benefits, and patients can see predicted results before treatment with instant 3D imaging – no goopy impression material required. Impressions with the iTero® IntraOral Scanner aren’t just more comfortable, they are also more accurate, giving our patients better results every day. Call us to find out more about the iTero® IntraOral Scanner today! Downtown Dental Phone Number 718-576-3730
What are the benefits of iTero® IntraOral Scanner?
- Single appointment
- Predictable and accurate
- Less chair time
- Digital records
- Chairside visualization and planning
How does the iTero® IntraOral Scanner work?
A compact, handheld wand is used to digitally map the structure of your teeth and gums using optical technology. In just 2-3 minutes, we have an accurate picture of your oral anatomy, allowing us to plan precision treatments that will yield the best results for you.
Drs. Shah and Moses choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Shah and Moses utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays result in 1/6th of the radiation exposure to you.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high-tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Shah and Dr. Moses utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
LED POWERED DENTAL UNITS
Our office is equipped with LED-powered dental units. This means all work that is done inside the oral cavity is illuminated with an LED-powered light.
LED-powered dental units provide optimal working environments making the patient comfortable and our work precise.