Technology

Technology is advancing exponentially.

It can be hard to keep up! Thankfully, at Park Slope Dental Arts, we’ve got you covered with the most current tech.

Reviewing a Digital X-Ray

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays have been one of the greatest advancements in modern medicine and dentistry, reducing your exposure to radiation by up to 90%! Digital technology also ensures a quicker image capture, so you don’t have to worry about taking and retaking x-rays over and over to get it just right. Bitewing x-rays can even be taken in a matter of seconds right from the chair!

X-rays help us see deeper

  • X-rays reveal areas of tooth decay before they become visible to the naked eye.
  • X-rays helps us evaluate the health and density of your jawbone.
  • X-rays help us see abscesses and infections.

Never lie to an x-ray technician… they can see right through you! Ok ok, bad jokes aside, x-rays reveal a lot about your oral health.

Reviewing X-rays with a patient

Digital Panoramic &
Cephalometric X-rays

Standard bitewing x-rays are taken regularly during check-ups (frequency depending on your risk for decay), where panoramic x-rays are taken when planning treatments for dentures, orthodontics, extractions, and dental implants. Panoramic x-rays are also digital and capture the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, jaws, and surrounding tissues and structures.

Ceph x-rays

  • Ceph x-rays are primarily used for orthodontic treatment planning.
  • Ceph x-rays show a complete profile view of the patient’s head.
  • Ceph x-rays are also commonly used by ENT doctors (ear, nose and throat) because they show us the airway.

You’re probably already familiar with panoramic x-rays, but what the heck is a ceph x-ray? And when are they necessary?

Are you due for dental x-rays?

Contact your Brooklyn dentists, Drs. Lee, Yoon, or Lorenzo at Park Slope Dental Arts today to get up to date on your dental x-rays!

Intraoral Camera

Intraoral Cameras

X-rays are wonderful for seeing problems below the surface (or, hopefully seeing how healthy you are!), but intraoral cameras give us a better look at the surfaces of your mouth. Thank goodness we no longer have to rely on the magic of sight and a dental mirror to peer around corners—we all know our eyes can deceive us! Intraoral cameras provide us with real-time video images that can be significantly magnified.

Benefits of intraoral cameras

  • Intraoral cameras allow us to find and treat small problems before they progress.
  • Intraoral cameras give us a better look at hard-to-reach areas, and the images can be saved for your records.
  • Intraoral cameras can help us detect tissue abnormalities and oral cancer in the early stages.

Not only do intraoral cameras help us see better, they also help you see what we see, so you can better understand your oral health and
treatment needs.

CariVu™ Cavity Detection

Cavities (dental caries) are hard to spot with the naked eye, and even bitewing x-rays can leave cavities undetected sometimes. That’s why we’ve invested in CariVu caries detection technology that allows us to easily see even the smallest cavities, cracks, and lesions with a success rate of 99% (versus 96% with bitewing x-rays).

Benefits of CariVu

  • Zero radiation means everyone can receive safe and effective cavity detection including children, pregnant women, and others who may be x-ray averse.
  • Transillumination technology uses safe, near-infrared light to expose any carious lesions.
  • A 99% accuracy rate means we will find and treat small problems before they progress.

CariVu uses transillumination technology to expose cavities, cracks, and lesions with ease. See it in action in the video above!

iTero® Digital Impressions

Where intraoral cameras allow us to better view the surfaces of your mouth, intraoral scanners like the iTero Element allow us to take quick and easy digital impressions. These scans are then converted to real-time 3D digital models that we can use to map out precise treatment plans for restorative work and orthodontics. No messy impressions necessary!

Benefits of iTero

  • Designed to connect seamlessly with our lab partners and Invisalign systems.
  • See a preview of your new smile before we even begin your treatment.
  • No nasty impressions. Digital scans are quick, easy, and painless—no gagging necessary.

We’ve gone digital, so all it takes is a quick scan to get started on your treatment plan! You’ll never have to gag on goopy physical impressions again.

Want to see what your dentist sees?

Contact your Brooklyn dentists at Park Slope Dental Arts today to schedule an exam! We’ll use our digital technology to show you what you’ve been missing.

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