Digital X-rays in Astoria, Queens
Digital x-rays offer both our dentists and patients a great number of benefits. For patients, digital x-rays have shortened their waiting time in the office, reduced the amount of exposure to radiation, and increased image clarity so dentists can better explain any treatment that would be necessary. This new advancement of technology has improved many aspects of dentistry, but more importantly it has allowed our patients to have a better understanding of their oral health and treatment plan.
Digital X-Rays vs. Film X-Rays
Although film has been used for years, Steinway Family Dental Center embraces new technologies like digital x-rays to provide the best dental care to our patients. Film x-rays were always more susceptible to poor lighting, timing, and of course, human error. Now with digital x-rays, our dentists and dental assistants can manipulate the images on powerful software viewed on a computer. They can zoom-in, improve lighting/exposure, and detail treatments to their patients one on one with little to no waiting time at all. The most useful feature of digital x-rays is the ability to spot any tooth and gum problems much more easily than it may have been with film x-rays.
iCAT Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging Unit
Steinway Family Dental Center is one of the few dental offices in Astoria, Queens equipped with the iCAT Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging unit. This powerful machine produces high definition 3D diagnostic images for ultimate treatment efficiency. The iCAT allows our dentists to diagnose and plan a treatment with astonishing accuracy. Our dentists use this technology for dental implant placement, preparing for oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics (detecting and treating gum disease), endodontics (root canals), and detecting temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMD).