The dentists at SmilesNY are dedicated to providing their patients with the most up-to-date technology available. In order to remain current on the latest treatments and procedures in the dental field, they have attended numerous continuing education courses on the revolutionary advances in dental medicine.
To further realize their vision of comprehensive, advanced dental care Steven E. Roth D.M.D., and Timothy Chase, D.M.D. ensure that SmilesNY’s state-of-the-art office facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology.
Many dental procedures utilize a lab to create a custom tooth or appliance, and these procedures require several impressions of the patient’s teeth in order to complete treatment. Dental bridges, implants, inlays & onlays, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign® are just some of the procedures that require impressions. Traditionally, dental impressions were taken by placing a tray of goopy material into a patient’s mouth and waiting several minutes for the material to harden. The impressions would then be mailed to the lab. SmilesNY now offers digital impressions with 3 Shape’s TRIOS®, so patients can receive a more accurate dental impression without the goop or gagging of traditional impression techniques. The digital impression is emailed to the lab immediately, cutting down the time it takes to get the custom tooth or appliance. The TRIOS® digital impression system provides patients at SmilesNY a faster, more comfortable office visit and a quicker return of your permanent restoration.
Digital x-rays make diagnosing dental problems easier, faster, and safer than ever before. The images taken using digital x-rays are very clear and highly accurate, allowing for the early detection and treatment of dental health concerns. Digital x-rays provide instant results, meaning patients do not have to wait for old-fashioned x-ray films to be developed. As an additional bonus, digital x-rays reduce your exposure to potentially harmful radiation by almost 90% when compared to traditional film x-rays.
Digital smile imaging combines digital photography with advanced computer software programs to allow patients to preview the results of their cosmetic, periodontic, orthodontic, or restorative dental procedures before any work is done.
SmilesNY offers bite analysis using the T-Scan Occlusal Analysis System, which gives our dentists the ability to assess and develop a treatment plan for bite problems more accurately than ever before. This advanced technology helps dentists obtain the location of teeth and measure the timing and force of how they come together, leading to a better understanding of bite problems and ultimately a more effective treatment plan. Using the T-Scan Computerized Bite Analysis System, the dentists at SmilesNY can see on a computer screen exactly where your teeth are touching, allowing them to be sure the bite of your new crowns, bridges, or implants is perfect.
In order to eliminate some of the anxiety patients may associate with old-fashioned dental work, SmilesNY uses quiet electronic drills that barely make any noise when removing areas of decay from teeth. Quiet electronic drills are fast, precise, and nearly vibration free, providing patients with a relaxing dental visit.
SmilesNY uses the latest dental air abrasion equipment when performing restorative dental procedures. Air abrasion equipment is designed to gently and effectively remove damaged areas of tooth by blowing aluminum oxide powder through a stream of compressed air. Using air abrasion equipment, patients will enjoy a near absence of noise and a total absence of vibration. Dental work that is done with air abrasion equipment is pain free and minimally invasive, often eliminating the need for any form of anesthesia.
The use of lasers in dentistry is a relatively new advent. Dental lasers can be used in the treatment of tooth decay, gum disease, biopsy and lesion removal, and teeth whitening procedures. In dentistry, different types of lasers serve several unique functions. When used in surgical dental procedures, lasers act as a cutting instrument. Lasers can also be used to “cure” or “set” a filling by strengthening the bond between the restoration and the natural tooth. At SmilesNY, lasers are also used to enhance the effects of in-office whitening systems.
The talented dentists at SmilesNY will be happy to discuss Technology at SmilesNY with you. Please feel free to call 212.752.6537 or schedule an appointment online in our New York office.