Technology has been advancing at a record pace for the past several decades, and dentistry hasn’t been left behind. Dental professionals are constantly looking for the newest forms of treatments and technology that will aid in providing their patients with the best possible care, we at Dr. Vartanian’s office would like to introduce you to some of the newest advancements that have been made.
A common concern of patients is the amount of radiation they’re exposed to during dental radiographs. The newest forms of imaging technology utilizes digital x-rays, which exposes the patient to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. It provides images that are viewable immediately. These images can be zoomed in on and contrasted to allow for a highly accurate assessments of your dental health.
For decades braces have been the method of straightening misaligned teeth. While effective, braces are uncomfortable and unsightly. Invisalign is a new technology in this area of dental care that provides the benefits of braces while remaining nearly invisible. Additionally, Invisalign can be removed when eating, therefore allowing you to brush and floss your teeth immediately after every meal, resulting in better hygiene during orthodontic care.
Traditional dentures are often ill-fitting, uncomfortable, and prone to embarrassing mishaps like falling out. Modern dental implants provide replacement teeth that are nearly indistinguishable from normal teeth and are long-lasting, comfortable and sturdy.
This technology utilizes a special camera that provides high definition and precise images that are difficult to see in a patient’s mouth. Just one more method to aid Dr. Vartanian in a thorough and accurate evaluation of your dental condition.
These are just some of the technologies that are currently being used. Every year we strive for new methods of treating our patient’s dental concerns by improving diagnosis, reducing discomfort, and helping us provide complete and thorough examinations. If you have any questions about the technology Dr. Vartanian is using in your exam, don’t hesitate to ask! Curious patients are educated patients, and we love to encourage our patients to be knowledgeable about their dental care.