Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Digital Imaging and Digital X-Rays
Drs. Gadkar, Malavia or Hedayati chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your teeth and bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Gadkar, Malavia and Hedayati utilize advanced Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital x-rays, exposure time is decreased by more than 50 percent when compared to traditional radiographs and they also lead to 1/6th the overall radiation exposure to you. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information in addition to seeing cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies. They also allow us to view the image on a computer monitor and a 55 inch TV screen for you the patient instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Gadkar, Malavia and Hedayati utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
iTero Digital Scanner
The 3D iTero Scanner is an invaluable tool and new piece of technology that is revolutionizing dentistry. This advanced intra-oral scanner captures thousands of pictures of the inside of your mouth, and then assembles them into a 3D model of your mouth, teeth and gums. The iTero aids the team at Sleepy Hollow Dental Arts PC to inspect and diagnose your mouth.
The dentist will use a specially-adapted, hygienic scanner called a wand to take thousands of pictures of our mouth. The wand uses medical-grade lasers to take up to 20 pictures a second of your teeth. The dentist gradually moves and rotates the wand around your oral cavity to capture a complete scan of your whole mouth. As this is done, a 3D model of the inside of your mouth will emerge on the iTero screen. Usually this whole process takes less than 10-15 minutes. Your dentist can then use this 3D model to assess your needs, determine what treatment options are available to you, and which will likely give you the most desirable outcome.
There are many benefits of using the latest 3D dental scanning technology like the Itero.
- Elimination of awful tasting impression material
- Elimination of triggering a gag reflex
- Quicker, Cleaner and more accurate impressions
- Identification of malocclusion
- Working seamlessly with Invisalign to correction malocclusion and crowding.
If you’re considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, don’t settle for less, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to see your results with a 3D iTero scan. Click below to book your free Invisalign consultation.