The Advanced Technologies at our practice allow Dr. Vocaturo to deliver great patient care and health outcomes. Patients appreciate and value our advanced technology because it results in a raised level of care and understanding of their diagnosis and dental treatment.
Digital radiography (known as digital X-ray) uses an electronic sensor instead of traditional X-ray film to capture X-ray images. The digital images are then easily stored directly to a computer.
Low dose digital X-rays have a number of advantages:
Digital X-rays reduce patient radiation exposure by up to 90 percent compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental X-rays.
Your dentist can instantly view and enlarge the images, allowing us to detect problems easier and point them out to you.
Digital X-rays do not require film processing, thereby eliminating the need to dispose of harmful waste products and chemicals into the environment.
Cone Beam Imaging (CBCT Scan)
Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. The CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (“ENT”).
Digital Scanning For Impressions
A digital impression is a digital scan that creates a map of your teeth which allows you and your dentist to view your teeth on a computer screen. This is much better than trying to use a mirror to look into your mouth or just looking at an X-ray.
Digital impressions are captured by your dentist’s assistant, who slowly moves a small wand around the inside of your mouth. As the wand moves, it takes measurements and captures countless small images that are immediately stitched together by the digital impression machine’s software to form a precise map of your mouth.
The Waterlaser Dental Laser allows dentists to perform procedures on teeth, bone and gum tissue with less trauma than traditional methods using a patented technology combining laser energy and water spray, a process called Hydrophotonics. The result is the ability of dentists to perform a wider range of dental procedures on teeth, gums and bone more comfortably.