Dental Technology: Dentistry at the Cutting Edge

Dental Technology - Brooklyn, NY

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 by Charles Grannum, D.M.D.

Reviewing a digital x-rayThe team at our Brooklyn, NY general dentistry practice knows that patient comfort and health is always the biggest priority. That’s why we go the extra mile to make each visit a positive experience. Part of this means using the right tools for the job. Thanks to new advances in dental technology, we’re better able to put our patients first and enhance their dental health in the process.

We’d like to take a few moments to consider the role that technology plays at our dental practice. As you’re about to read, there are many important ways that technology allows dentist to diagnose and address various dental care matters.

Why Dental Technology Matters

The only way to do a job right is to have the proper tools on hand. There are many tried and true dental instruments, but as time moves forward, dentists must keep up with the changes in techniques and technology. By using the latest dental technology, we’re demonstrating that we take our job seriously; our job is making sure your smile is healthy.

Digital X-Rays

Traditional x-rays have helped dentists and medical professionals for decades, allowing us to analyze a patient’s anatomy. Today, old radiography techniques have been replaced with modern digital x-rays. These digital forms of x-rays provide clearer, sharper images that are available immediately. More importantly, digital x-rays expose patients to far less radiation than the x-rays of the past. Safer and more accurate diagnosis is truly deal.

Advanced Pain Management Techniques

Many patients avoid going to the dentist because they are worried about pain and discomfort. Thanks to the latest in advanced pain management techniques, this is less of a worry. We offer a topical numbing gel to help reduce discomfort during routine dental procedures, such as cleanings and exams. Other pain management options are also available as needed.

Custom Tooth Shading for Restorations

Tooth-colored dental restorations have replaced meta restorations in many cases when dentists treat cavities and fractures. Yet sometimes there’s a concern about matching colors and getting the best results. Thanks to custom tooth shading technology, we can better match the color of a restoration to a patient's natural tooth shade. The result is much better results when placing fillings and other kinds of restorations.

State-of-the-Art Teeth Whitening

On the note of the tooth color, dental stains can ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. Thankfully there are treatment options that can brighten and whiten your teeth. Advanced dental bleaching procedures use strong gel agents to lighten stains, with deeper whitening potential unlocked by special LED lights. Take-home kits can supplement the state-of-the-art results in the practice.

Modern Amenities at the Practice

Technology isn’t just present while your’e in the dental chair. Our office has tablets and computers available to use if you want to spend some time online or check your email. If you’d rather do things on your own devices, we have wifi available. These simple things can make the waiting room feel less like a waiting room.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care

For more information about advanced dental care and how we can help you, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist. We will work closely with you to enhance your dental health and overall wellness.