Latest Dental Technology
Our dental team uses digital x-rays, a technician glides a small sensor around inside a patient’s mouth and the images instantly pop up on a computer screen in the exam room. Digital radiography systems produce significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays. In addition this new technology generates images that are diagnostically superior to x-ray films. Environmentally safe, the digital x-rays require no developing solutions, fixers, cleansers, or x-ray mounts.
In Smile Arts of NY an utilize intraoral to help enhance your understanding of your oral health. An intraoral camera is a very small camera that allows doctors and patients to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order 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!
Intra-oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These treatments can be printed as for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini Dental Implants (MDIs) can be used for single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement and full arch replacement.
For the past decade, mini dental implants (MDIs) have been a growing trend in the dental industry. Mini dental implants have made a lasting impression on both practitioners and patients alike. Finally, patients can regain the smile and confidence in half the time and for half the cost!
Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter than conventional implants. MDIs range in diameter size from 1.8mm to 2.9mm and have been approved by the FDA for long-term use. A leading study shows that over a 5 year period, out of 2,514 MDIs placed in 531 patients, 94.2% were successful. An unsuccessful implant consisted of an implant loosening up in the bone. When this occurred the implant was simply removed and a new one was placed. The MDI procedures have now been highly refined, and following protocols currently in place, successful use of MDIs is able to be implemented in clinical practice. The success rates demonstrated in this study are comparable to that of studies conducted on conventional implants.