Digital, State of the Art Dentistry with Dr. Paul Goodman – Listen to Audio:
Digital dentistry is making dental visits easier, faster, safer, more convenient and more comfortable than ever before.
Goodman and Rosenberg Dentistry is way ahead of the curve and are one of the first and still one of the few dental practices in the area to incorporate many digital aspects into its practice.
Some of the digital advances in our office include:
- Soft Tissue Lasers: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile; seal tooth roots that are responsible for cold and hot sensitivity; and provide early detection of cavities. They are also used to treat periodontal disease.
- Digital X-rays: high-quality images can be seen immediately after the x-ray is taken. Images are clearer so more diagnostic information is available and potential problems can be eliminated. Digital x-rays emit 70–90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays and don’t require any chemical processing.
- Digital Cone X-rays produce three dimensional (3-D) images of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone as it rotates around the patient’s head producing up to 600 images, which are assembled or reconstructed by scanning software.
- Intraoral camera: a pen-sized digital camera that captures images inside the mouth. Images can be enlarged so dentist and patient can see and understand any issues that cannot be detected with x-rays or with the naked-eye.
- CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a sophisticated system of designing and making high quality, metal-free dental restorations in one visit. CEREC utilizes 3D photography and computer assisted design technology in creating a virtual restoration (onlay, inlay, crown, implant or bridge) without taking impressions and, when combined with a milling unit, is able to build the tooth while you are still in the chair. The tooth is custom-designed to fit perfectly and match the shade of your teeth.