Changing The Way You View Your Smile
CEREC® is a technological system that allows for the fabrication of all-ceramic tooth restorations in a single visit. Yes, with CEREC®, you can receive same day crowns! Many restorations require several visits to the dentist, but with CEREC's® system, a natural-looking restoration, with many of the properties of natural teeth, can be custom-created for you in less time, assuring you of a more comfortable dental experience
Video: Imaging Technology
In the past, you may have experienced a dental treatment that required the dentist to take an impression of your teeth…a slow, messy process. The iTero™ digital scanner not only eliminates that process for most procedures, but also produces a much higher quality, 3D scan of your teeth. This phenomenal machine takes digital images of your teeth and translates them into a model using CAD-Cam technology - enhancing your comfort, as well as your overall experience. Just imagine…no goopy dental impressions!
Digital radiographs (X-rays) are a technological advancement that results in significantly less exposure to radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture compared to radiographs in the past. Unlike traditional, film-based radiographs, digital radiographs often show more detail and can be archived electronically in our system for future reference and comparison.
Cosmetic imaging allows you to see how your appearance might change with the application of cosmetic dentistry. In other words, you'll get to see an "after" picture of yourself before you receive your cosmetic treatment. Your dental team uses this technology to assist you in making the best decision for your dental health and overall appearance. Seeing how your smile will improve helps you make the right investment for the future of your teeth.
The DIAGNOdent® is a new, high-tech tool that allows us to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, even when they are just beginning and would have been missed by previous detection methods. The DIAGNOdent® is a small, portable laser unit that detects the cavity and alerts us with an audible signal and a numerical readout, so we have an idea of the cavity's size. The value of this tool is that it can stop cavities in their infancy, whereas in the past they would have to be significantly bigger before we could find and treat them. Just like other areas of medicine and dentistry, early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your health.
An intraoral camera allows us to work with you as a team to meet your dental care goals. You can see what we see in your mouth. Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a chairside monitor showing any areas of decay, cracks in your teeth, broken fillings, and much more. It is one of the most powerful tools we have to help you understand the treatment you will receive and why it is necessary. We believe informed patients make great decisions about their oral healthcare, so we encourage your questions and are eager to discuss your treatment options with you. We want you to picture how your appearance will improve with dental care, giving you all the more reason to smile.
Digital photography gives the Greater Long Island Dental team instant images for use in diagnosing your condition or in tracking your progress. Your dentist can also utilize digital photographs for cosmetic imaging, helping you to see what positive changes dental treatment can have on your smile. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and take time to develop.
“We are dedicated to making you feel welcomed, respected, and truly cared for.”