The world of dentistry continues to advance at a rapid pace. If you have visited a Staten Island dentist in the past few years, you have probably noticed the things that make your visit more comfortable, such as the ability to watch TV or listen to music while receiving treatment. Many Staten Island dentistry patients welcome conscious sedation to reduce or eliminate pain.
What may not be as obvious are the advances in techniques, tools and materials. Top Staten Island dentists now use digital computer imaging which is safer than traditional x-rays. Dental technicians can store, retrieve and transmit digital images much easier than was possible with traditional x-ray film.
The use of lasers has also changed the face of cosmetic dentistry. Laser surgery requires less anesthesia, minimizes swelling, and protects surrounding tissue. Staten Island family dentists use lasers for detecting and treating cavities and dental technicians use them for the curing of restorative materials.
Another exciting development in cosmetic dentistry is the CAD-CAM technology that allows Staten Island cosmetic dentists to perform restorations in a single visit. The types of procedures that can be completed in one visit include dental crowns, fillings, inlays, onlays and veneers.
If you need a thorough exam or want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call Staten Island Dental Care at (347) 695-4370 to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you can see before and after photos of some of our smile makeover clients. We would love to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted, and we have the tools, experience and technology to make that happen.
-Dr. Fredrick S. Hecht