Advances in technology are offering dentistry some of the most sophisticated techniques that reduce costs, eliminate pain, and provide better treatment options. The following technologies are just a few examples of how dental visits are better than ever:
Digital Imaging: Instead of waiting for film to develop, digital imaging allows near-instantaneous views of patients’ mouths. Devices such as intraoral and extraoral cameras allow for images to be made both inside and outside of the mouth.
Digital Radiography: Similar to traditional X-rays, digital radiography allows X-rays to be taken of teeth and rendered on a computer screen nearly instantly. The added ability to digitally compare old scans to new scans helps your dentist see how your mouth changed in a way that was impossible before. Another bonus: Digital radiography means less radiation for both patient and dentist.
Lasers: Many experts believe that laser dentistry will one day replace drills permanently. Lasers offer more precision with less pain, while eliminating the scary sounds of a drill. Teeth whitening, gum healing, and decay removal therapies are all made easier with a laser.
Air Abrasion: Like a mini sandblaster, air abrasion sprays aluminum oxide to loosen and then suction decay off of teeth. This procedure is quick, hardly noticeable, and doesn’t eliminate as much healthy enamel as a drill does. Generally, it’s painless enough to not require an anesthetic.
For more information on ground-breaking dental technologies, contact Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS. At our office, we offer these procedures and other general and cosmetic dental practices to help you maintain a beautiful smile. We are located conveniently in the heart of NYC in the Chrysler Building—call (888) 775-8116 to schedule an appointment.