Avenue Dental implements advanced technologies designed to enhance both patient care and comfort. In a field full of technical advancements, Dr. Pantzis has researched and carefully chosen to invest in technologies that are most beneficial for her patients. In addition, prior to implementing new technologies, Dr. Pantzis insures that her and her team have the appropriate continuing eduction to safely and effectively implement all new equipment.
Digital radiography was introduced to dentistry in 1990’s. The chief advantages of digital over conventional radiographs are a significant decrease in radiation exposure to patients (1/2 to 2/3 less exposure) and higher resolution, more precise images. Digital radiographs can also be enlarged or “zoomed in”, and software tools can be used to help diagnose decay at an early stage. Digital radiographs also are seen instantly, which means patients no longer have to wait int he chair during the developing process.
In addition to the treatment advantages of digital radiography, the process is also much more environmentally friendly. Digital radiography eliminates all the harmful chemicals previously used to develop film in the dark room.
iTero Digital Impressions
Digital Impressions replace one of the most dreaded experiences in the dental office – taking a messy rubber impression. Digital impressions use a 3D camera to capture a full imprint of your teeth. The camera is small and doesn’t cause gagging or discomfort, like traditional impression trays. They also more precisely capture your hard tissue, which means that restorations will likely fit better and have a great long-term prognosis.
Digital impressions of both the upper and lower arch can be captured in minutes. Also, dentists can view and transfer the impressions to their laboratory electronically, so patients can have their restorations placed more quickly.
Our intraoral camera is a small, wand shaped device with a high resolution camera on the end. It enables us to reach areas of the mouth that are hard to see with the naked eye. With a magnified image, we are able to diagnose tooth decay, cracks, and other condition early, before they become problematic.
The camera also allows us to show patients the condition of their teeth and overall oral health. This helps patients understand diagnoses, and leads to more informed discussions about treatment options.