Porcelain Veneers in Staten Island Will Restore Your Beautiful Smile

08 Jan, 2019

You love your coffee first thing in the morning, and sip on it throughout your busy day. You drink tea in the evening. You know you shouldn’t, but you still smoke cigarettes. And, there’s nothing better to go with a bowl of pasta than a good red wine. If those four scenarios describe you, or even if any one of the four sound like your lifestyle, then you may be on your way to stained tooth enamel. Once the dulling and the yellowing begin, there may be only one solution to getting your beautiful smile back. Investing in porcelain veneers in Staten Island. 

Dr. Alex Parshin sees many patients who come to him concerned about why their teeth are no longer sparkling white. With his experience in performing smile makeovers, Dr. Parshin explains to his patients how coffee, tea, tobacco, and wine can do damage to tooth enamel and cause permanent staining. Dr. Parshin then reassures them that there are cosmetic procedures that can bring back their bright smile, including porcelain veneers in Staten Island.

Are porcelain veneers only for stained teeth?

No. Porcelain veneers can also be a restorative treatment for teeth that are chipped, cracked, or have gaps between them. They are a less invasive option than either braces or crowns.

What exactly is a porcelain veneer?

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) describes a veneer as a “thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.”  Dr. Parshin meticulously designs porcelain veneers for his patients that look completely natural right down to the most intricate detail. Coloring is selected to match a patient’s natural teeth.

How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?

Not at Parshin Dental. Once all measurements and photo images have been taken, and color has been selected, the in-house CEREC grinding and milling system creates the custom-made porcelain veneers. There is no outside lab involved. The preparation of the enamel on the teeth to be covered by the veneers and the actual placement can be accomplished in just one office visit.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

The first step is to have Dr. Parshin examine your teeth, have him listen to all your concerns, and answer questions you have. Any other oral and general health conditions you may have will be taken into consideration. Then, if he determines that porcelain veneers are the appropriate procedure to bring back your smile, you will schedule a date to have it done. Keep in mind that porcelain veneers are not a reversible procedure because a small amount of enamel must be removed from each tooth being covered.

If you are living with fractured, chipped or misaligned teeth, or teeth that have lost their brilliant white color, and you would like to know if porcelain veneers are the right solution for you, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Parshin. You can do so with our online form or by calling Parshin Dental at (718) 494-2010.

11 Sep, 2018

Dr. Alex Parshin will be among the first to admit that many people dread going to the dentist, some even for a simple six-month checkup and cleaning. And those who need to have any type of work done, especially treatments that need return visits, would much rather wrestle an alligator than show up at a dental office for a series of ongoing dental procedures. Fortunately for his patients, Dr. Parshin’s practice is equipped with CEREC Technology in Staten Island so he can perform dental restoration work all in one visit; eliminating the need for his patients to make repeat appointments for an ongoing, time-consuming procedure.

What is CEREC Technology?

The name CEREC is short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and it is a system Dr. Parshin uses to design and create laboratory-quality crowns in a single patient visit. No more “See you in three weeks for step two.”

Does CEREC eliminate the need for impressions?

Yes. If you have ever had to have an impression taken of your teeth, you know the havoc it can create with your gag reflex. CEREC technology in Staten Island does away with the need to use an impression tray by utilizing a camera (it resembles a wand) to scan your mouth and make a picture-perfect digital impression of your teeth. It is quick and there is no awful-tasting putty to have to deal with.

Is all the work done in Dr. Parshin’s office?

CEREC technology eliminates the need to involve an outside laboratory. The digital impressions are used in-house. In fact, while you are still in the chair shortly after the scan is taken, Dr. Parshin will show you, on a chairside monitor, what your new crown will look like before it is actually made.

How long does it take to make a crown?

Using CEREC technology, from the time a patient sits down in the chair until a crown is properly fitted in place in their mouth, the appointment can be over in about two hours. While you wait, a precision milling machine, controlled by a computer, carves and shapes your new crown. Temporary crowns are a thing of the past with CEREC.

What are CEREC restorations made of?

Your restoration is made of metal-free, biocompatible materials that is so precisely designed, it will fit perfectly in your mouth with very little to no adjustment needed by Dr. Parshin.

Who is a good candidate for a CEREC restoration?

Once Dr. Parshin thoroughly examines your teeth, mouth, and gums, and it is determined that you have one or more damaged teeth, he will discuss the option of using CEREC technology to repair and restore your teeth to a healthy condition in just a single visit.

If you have concerns about your oral health and would like to know more about dental crowns and the advantages of state-of-the-art, stress-free CEREC technology, please don’t wait any longer to get help. Schedule an examination with Dr. Alex Parshin by using our online request form, or by calling Parshin Dental at (718) 494-2010.

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15 Dec, 2017

One common concern many people have about their oral health is that their gums are receding. This means that the gum tissue begins to pull away from the tooth. What causes receding gums?

Symptoms of receding gums – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

Often, the first symptom people notice when their gums start to recede is tooth sensitivity. The gum tissue normally protects the parts of the tooth that it covers from things that can cause tooth pain, like heat and cold. When the gums recede away from these parts of the tooth, the tooth is less protected, and so it may feel particularly sensitive.

In some cases, people may become aware that their gums have receded because they see that the tooth looks longer. If only one tooth is experiencing recession, then it may be easy to see that that tooth looks longer than those next to it. If many teeth have gum recession, then it may be harder to be sure. The smile may look too “toothy,” or you may notice a change in your current smile from previous photos of you.

Causes of gum recession – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

There are a few different potential causes of gum recession. More than one cause can be present at the same time.

Too-vigorous tooth brushing

Of course, brushing your teeth regularly is the most important part of oral hygiene. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to do harm with tooth brushing. It’s important not to be too vigorous when brushing your teeth. You should be moving the toothbrush around on the surface of your teeth, but not pushing it into the tooth surface. Using a toothbrush with bristles that are too stiff can also damage the gum tissue. You should choose a toothbrush with soft bristles.

Lack of oral hygiene

While being too aggressive with the toothbrush can lead to gum recession, the opposite is also true. Those who don’t keep their teeth clean (by brushing, flossing, and using antibacterial mouthwash regularly) are more likely to experience gum recession. The bacteria build up on the teeth, and can harden into a substance called tartar. This damages the structures around the teeth and causes the gums to recede.

Gum disease

Gum disease, medically known as periodontitis, is inflammation of the gum tissues caused by bacteria. As the disease progresses, the inflammation begins to destroy the tissues that hold the teeth and the gums together. This causes the gums to recede away from the teeth.

Genetic and hormonal causes

Genetics play a role in making you more susceptible to gum recession. In addition, hormonal changes can make the gums more likely to recede. For instance, after women go through menopause, they are more likely to experience gum recession.

Visit your dentist if you have concerns – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

If you’ve noticed any gum recession, whether affecting one tooth or several, it’s important to visit your dentist to discuss it. Treatment can help in some cases. For example, if the gum recession is causing tooth sensitivity in the exposed part of the tooth, bonding is sometimes used to cover up the sensitive portion with resin, to improve this symptom.
There may also be treatment for the cause of your gum recession. For example, if it’s caused by gum disease, then having more frequent professional cleanings and using antibacterial

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15 Nov, 2017

Chewing on ice is a relatively common habit. Many people love to crunch on the cubes in the bottom of their glasses. For those who enjoy it, explaining the joy of chewing on ice is difficult – they may not know why they love it, but they just crave that cold crunch.

This may seem like a harmless habit. Indeed, chewing on ice is far less harmful than some other habits, like smoking. However, there are possible costs to chewing on ice, and it’s important to be aware of them.

Ice can crack your teeth – Brooklyn and Staten Island dentist

Chewing on ice has the potential to damage your teeth. It can cause cracks or chips in the teeth. It can also cause increased tooth sensitivity, in which cold or hot foods and beverages cause tooth pain. This is due to small cracks in the enamel, leaving the nerves inside of the tooth more exposed.

Ice cubes are very hard, much harder than most foods that you might eat normally. Even crunchy foods like nuts don’t have as much hardness as ice does. Because they’re larger and therefore require more force to chew, ice cubes are the most damaging to teeth. Ice in the form of a snow cone or slushie is much less likely to cause tooth damage.

The coldness of ice also causes freezing of tooth enamel, which makes it vulnerable to being damaged. This leads to a cycle of freezing and thawing of the enamel, which causes the enamel to expand and contract over and over. Just as it does to pavement or cement, this cycle causes small fractures to form in the tooth enamel.

It’s not just natural teeth that are vulnerable. Dental work can also be damaged by chewing on ice. Because the freezing temperatures of the materials used in dental work (such as resin and porcelain) are different from the freezing temperature of tooth enamel, chewing on ice can cause these materials to pull away from your teeth, potentially causing your fillings to fall out. Appliances like crowns and bridges can be cracked by ice chewing.

Wanting to chew ice might indicate a medical problem – Brooklyn and Staten Island dentist

The desire to chew on ice is associated with iron-deficiency anemia. This is a condition in which you don’t have enough blood cells, which can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and lack of stamina. People with iron-deficiency anemia may also have a desire to chew on other non-food items, such as clay and dirt. Medically, this is known as pica.

Although this link has been observed for years, doctors and scientists still aren’t sure why people with iron-deficiency anemia often have a desire to chew on ice. Not everyone who likes chewing on ice has anemia, but if you experience a strong desire for chewing on things that aren’t food, it’s definitely worth discussing this with your doctor. A simple blood test can check for anemia, and allow you to get treatment if you have it.

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15 Oct, 2017

The placement of a crown is a common dental procedure, but many people aren’t really sure what that means. We’d like to offer some more information about a crown, how it may benefit you, and what the placement process is like.

What is a crown? – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

A crown is a shell around the outside of a tooth. It’s usually made of porcelain. This material is highly durable and can stand up to the forces of chewing, and it also resembles a natural tooth very closely, so it won’t change the look of your smile. In some cases, crowns are made of other materials (such as acrylic).

What does a crown do? – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

A crown strengthens a tooth. There are a few different situations in which a crown may be necessary.

One is after a large filling. When a filling is placed, the resulting hole in the tooth is filled in with a material called composite resin, which is also a tooth-colored material. Although it’s excellent at filling a gap, resin is not particularly strong. A tooth, especially a molar (the large back teeth), may not be strong enough to be used for chewing if it contains a large resin filling. Instead, a crown may be placed over the tooth to make it stronger.

A tooth may also need a crown after a root canal. For a root canal, a hole must be created in the top of the tooth to allow the dentist to access the inner part of the tooth, and this hole is often large enough that a filling would not provide adequate strength on its own. A crown can also be used to strengthen a tooth that’s cracked or broken.

In addition, crowns are sometimes placed on healthy teeth, to provide a site of attachment for a partial denture or bridge that’s used to replace a missing tooth next to the crowned tooth.

What is the placement process like? – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

Each crown is custom-created. There are two visits involved in getting your crown placed. On the first visit, your dentist removes some tooth tissue from the outside of the tooth, to make room for the crown. Next, impressions are made of the area using dental clay. Your dentist then places a temporary crown (made of acrylic) to fill the hole in your smile and protect the tooth until the permanent crown arrives.

The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory, and your crown is custom-created there. When it’s ready, it’s shipped to your dentist. You will then come for a second visit. Your dentist will test the crown in your mouth, ensuring that it fits properly and aligns well with your other teeth. If necessary, it can be sent to the laboratory again for adjustments. When the crown fits well, then your dentist will permanently affix it using dental cement.

How often does a crown need replacement? – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

On average, a porcelain crown will last 5 to 15 years. This is a big range, and where your crown falls along it will depend on many factors, including your diet, your habits (for example, whether or not you chew on ice, which is hard on your teeth and dental work), your oral hygiene, and other factors. When well taken care of, a crown can occasionally last as long as 25 or 30 years, but this is unusual.

If you had a crown placed five years ago or longer, it may need replacement. When you come for your regular dental check-up, Dr. Parshin will check on all of your crowns as part of your care. If you haven’t had a dental check-up in more than six months, it’s important that you schedule your appointment as soon as possible. If a crown breaks or cracks, the tooth below it could be at risk, so you’ll want to have the crown checked regularly.

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15 Sep, 2017

It can be daunting to navigate your options for replacing lost teeth. What types of dentures are available? Do you have any other options besides dentures?

Full dentures – dentist Staten Island and Brooklyn

If you’re missing all of your teeth, then you may want to consider full dentures. A full set of dentures consists of two plates – a top plate and a bottom plate.

 

If you’re missing one or a few teeth, then you may want to consider a partial denture. This is created to replace the teeth that you’re missing, and is secured to the remaining natural teeth.

Denture materials – dentist Staten Island and Brooklyn

Dentures can be made of a variety of materials. Traditionally, the artificial teeth of a denture were made of porcelain. It has a translucency that mimics natural teeth, and is also very durable. However, because porcelain has a tendency to break if it’s dropped on the floor when the dentures aren’t being worn, other options are sometimes preferred.

 

Another common material for the artificial teeth is acrylic resin (a type of plastic). Dentures made from resin may be less likely to break, and they also cause less wear on any natural teeth still remaining. However, they also wear out faster, so they will need to be replaced more often than porcelain dentures.

The artificial teeth are attached to a base, which fits into the mouth. The base is usually made of acrylic, which is gum-colored to be discreet when worn. In some cases, the base is reinforced with metal under the acrylic, to make the dentures more resistant to breakage.

How are dentures held in place? – dentist Staten Island and Brooklyn

Full dentures are usually held in place by suction. The denture fits securely over the gums, with a very thin layer of saliva between the denture and the gum tissue. This leads to the creation of suction, making the denture hard to pull off. There are also denture adhesives available, which can be applied to the inner side of the denture to help it stay in place.

 

Partial dentures are usually held in place with plastic or metal clasps. Some partial dentures are held more securely and discreetly through a connection with crowns on the adjacent teeth.

Dental implants – dentist Staten Island and Brooklyn

At first, it may sound like full dentures are not very secure, as they’re held in place mostly by suction. In truth, dentures are usually more secure than you may expect. A top denture is typically more secure than a bottom denture, because there is more surface area available on the top gums. However, dentures can still be pushed out of place by activities such as biting, chewing, or speaking.

If you’re concerned about the stability of dentures, then dental implants are a good way to get more security. A full denture can be placed onto just four implants (although a few more are recommended, if you have enough bone to place them). Dental implants ensure that a denture will not slip out of place.

 

Some people choose dental implants for the bottom denture, and a traditional suction-type denture for the top (because it’s more secure than the bottom). Others prefer dental implants for both. You can discuss the possibilities with your dentist. Dr. Parshin is well-qualified to place dental implants, if you choose them and are a good candidate.

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15 Aug, 2017

Is it true that you shouldn’t floss?

Flossing has been recommended by dentists for decades, as a way to remove plaque and debris from the spaces between the teeth, where a toothbrush cannot reach. However, the practice has recently been called into question. Do you really need to floss? Why would anyone suggest that you don’t?

The difficulty of getting evidence – dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

It turns out to be surprisingly difficult to get high-quality scientific evidence about practices like flossing. That’s because the only way to know whether flossing prevents oral health problems (like cavities and gum disease) is to compare people who floss to people who don’t, and see whether their rates of disease differ.

However, almost no one fits cleanly into the “always floss” or “never floss” categories. Some people mean to floss every day, but sometimes they forget. Some people do floss, but they don’t do it very well. Some people didn’t floss for years, then changed their minds and started flossing. You can see why it’s so difficult to find people who fit easily into one of these two groups.

Some studies show no benefit – dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

It turns out that the available scientific research on flossing is poorly conducted, and some of it doesn’t actually show much of a benefit to flossing. In some studies, those who flossed daily (or at least said that they did) didn’t have a lower risk of gum disease than those who didn’t floss. That would seem to indicate that flossing is not necessary for your gum health. However, other studies have shown a benefit to flossing.

However, it’s important to note that there are very few studies actually conducted on flossing. This is part of why some professional organizations stop short of suggesting that everyone floss regularly to ensure their teeth stay healthy.

That doesn’t really mean that flossing doesn’t work – dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

Some studies do show that flossing works. To get the results, you have to floss correctly. That means the floss is inserted into each space and rubbed along the sides of both of the teeth, as far toward the gum as you can go without hurting yourself. Just jamming the floss between the teeth and pulling it right back out again isn’t going to work. One study showed that flossing was highly effective when done regularly by dental hygienists, showing that technique is very important.

Other methods of cleaning between your teeth can work as well. The small brushes known as “interdental brushes” have been shown in some studies to be just as effective at cleaning the space between your teeth as is traditional floss. One study showed that the use of either floss or interdental brushes significantly decreased the rate of gingivitis (gum disease), compared to those who didn’t clean between their teeth.

Floss is low-cost and takes only a few minutes. If there’s even a chance that flossing works, it’s a good idea to do it. So clean between your teeth, whether you use floss or interdental brushes. Your oral health is worth the investment.

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14 Jun, 2017

It’s common to have small cosmetic problems with the smile. Chipped or broken teeth, small gaps between the teeth, and teeth that are too small are all problems that many people have. Although we refer to these as “small” problems, they often don’t feel small to those who have them. These people may feel embarrassed to smile or laugh. It can have a significant impact on their lives. Fortunately, a dentist can easily fix issues like these with dental bonding.

What is dental bonding? – cosmetic dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

Dental bonding uses composite resin to fix problems with the teeth. Composite resin, often known simply as resin, is the same tooth-colored material that is now used in most dental fillings. It comes in a variety of different shades, which can be mixed together by the dentist to achieve exactly the right shade to blend in with your tooth.

For bonding, the dentist applies the resin to the teeth to fix a problem. This could be a chip or crack in a tooth, which can be filled in with resin. Teeth with small gaps between them can be slightly enlarged with resin to eliminate the appearance of a gap. Teeth that are very small can also have resin added in order to make them appear larger.

What is the difference between bonding and a filling? – cosmetic dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

Both bonding and fillings use composite resin. The only difference is that, for a filling, the dentist first removes the decayed and damaged tooth material from the cavity by using a dental drill, and then fills in the resulting hole in the tooth with resin.

With bonding, there is no drilling or removal of tooth material. Instead, resin is used to fill in a problem area of the tooth. The type of resin used is the same, so the only difference is that there is no drilling needed for bonding.

What is the procedure for bonding? – cosmetic dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

Bonding takes only a single appointment with your dentist. The tooth area to be treated is thoroughly cleaned and sterilized, to ensure that no bacteria are trapped under the resin. Next, your dentist mixes the exact shade of resin needed to match your tooth.

The resin is then applied to your tooth. At this point, the resin is a very thick liquid, and can be shaped as desired. When your dentist has achieved the desired effect, the resin is hardened with a special blue light. After hardening, the resin very closely resembles tooth enamel. If necessary, your dentist can make small adjustments by removing small amounts of the resin to get exactly the right appearance.

Is the process uncomfortable? – cosmetic dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

Because there is no drilling or removal of tooth material during the process of dental bonding, there is no pain, and local anesthesia is not necessary. Some people prefer to have anesthesia anyway, because they feel nervous about dental procedures, and this may be possible in some cases. You can bring this up with Dr. Parshin when you come for your appointment.

Is bonding right for you? – cosmetic dentist Brooklyn and Staten Island

Dental bonding is suited for fixing certain types of cosmetic problems with one or a few teeth. Those who have problems with all of their teeth may want to consider getting veneers instead. Those who have larger gaps between the teeth or significant alignment problems may want to consider Invisalign or, in severe cases, braces. Those with a tooth that is very damaged may need a crown to restore strength to the tooth.

If you’re not sure which option would be best for restoring your smile, you can discuss your options with Dr. Parshin. You don’t have to live with the little imperfections that mar your beautiful smile. With dental bonding, a quick and painless solution is possible.

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14 May, 2017

While we strive to save every tooth, there are times when it simply isn’t possible, and a person loses a tooth. When this happens, a gap is left in the person’s smile.

What is a dental implant? – dental implants Staten Island and Brooklyn

A dental implant is an artificial tooth. A titanium peg is surgically implanted into the tooth socket where the tooth was lost. This acts like the root of the artificial tooth. The top of the peg passes through the gum tissue, and a crown is attached to this.

What is the placement process like? – dental implants Staten Island and Brooklyn

The first step is to place the implant into the jaw bone. This can be done by anyone who is trained in the placement of dental implants. An oral surgeon should place the implant in complicated cases, and your dentist will refer you to one if necessary. However, for most people, a general dentist who is trained in dental implant placement can do this procedure.

In some cases, the implant can be placed on the same day that the natural tooth is extracted. It’s not always possible to do this; it depends on the reason for the extraction and the health of the tooth socket. If you’re interested in this option, talk to your dentist about it.

Once the implant is placed, the standard procedure is to sew the gum tissue closed over it, and allow several weeks for the implant to fuse with the jaw bone before attaching the artificial tooth to it. In some cases, the crown can be attached immediately, but it depends on several factors related to the patient’s oral and overall health.

Attaching the crown immediately requires that the patient commit to a very soft diet for several weeks, absolutely avoiding all chewing on the implant until it has finished integrating into the jaw bone. If forces are placed on the implant too early, then it may fail to integrate. This means that it won’t be secure, and may even fall out of the jaw bone.

What are the advantages of dental implants? – dental implants Staten Island and Brooklyn

A dental implant is more stable than other options for replacing a missing tooth, such as a bridge (which may be fixed or removable) or a partial denture. Because it’s integrated into the jaw bone, the implant can be used for chewing just like a normal tooth, without worrying about it slipping out of place. It’s also far more comfortable; once the healing process is complete, you won’t even feel the implant. Dentures and bridges can pinch or rub the gums and cheeks, causing discomfort.

Preventing bone loss – dental implants Staten Island and Brooklyn

The bones are constantly responding to the forces placed upon them, and the jaw bone is no exception. When a tooth is lost, the forces of chewing are no longer present. Because the bone no longer needs to be strong to be able to chew, the body begins to reabsorb the bone tissue, because it can reuse the minerals elsewhere (where they are more needed).

If a bridge or denture is used to replace the missing tooth, then the bone in the tooth socket will continue to be lost. These appliances do not transfer the forces of chewing to the jaw bone, and so the bone is not strengthened, but continues to be reabsorbed by the body. If multiple teeth are lost, this can make a big difference in the person’s facial profile, with the lower face often having a collapsed or sunken appearance.

A dental implant performs the function of a normal tooth root, allowing the forces of chewing to be transferred into the jaw bone. The body reacts by strengthening the bone in that area, instead of reabsorbing the bone tissue and its minerals. This helps to maintain the jaw bone, and can make a big difference in a person’s facial profile, particularly if they have lost several teeth.

Talk to your dentist about a dental implant – dental implants Staten Island and Brooklyn

If you’re missing a tooth, or if you will be needing an extraction of a tooth, then you should talk with your dentist about your options for replacing that tooth. If you’re interested in a dental implant, talk to your dentist to learn more about this procedure and whether you would be a good candidate. Dr. Parshin is trained in the placement of dental implants, and is well-qualified to perform this procedure for his patients.

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14 May, 2017

From time to time, X-rays are necessary in dental care. They’re used for screening, because cavities can develop between teeth where they can only be seen using an X-ray. They’re also useful in other situations, such as when you’re having a problem with your teeth that your dentist needs to check out, or when you’re having treatment with Invisalign to straighten your teeth. The picture taken with X-rays is called a radiograph.

Our office offers digital X-rays for our patients. There are several advantages of digital X-rays over the older film version. Here are the reasons we use digital X-rays.

Decreased radiation – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

With a digital X-ray, less radiation is needed to get the images that your dentist needs for your care. Although the amount of radiation used to take a traditional dental radiograph is still small, the amount used for a digital radiograph is miniscule. You get more radiation every day just from natural background radiation (which comes from the sun and other sources) than you do from a set of digital dental radiographs.

Clear images – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

With digital X-rays, your dentist is able to get clearer images than with film. In addition, there are many benefits to being able to adjust the image later. Zooming in on particular areas and adjusting the contrast to see particular tissues better are two of the useful features that are only possible with digital radiography.

Less waiting – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

With film radiography, it’s necessary to wait for the image to be developed before looking at it. With digital radiography, there’s no need to wait. As soon as the technician is finished taking the image, the dentist can look at it.

Ease of storage – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

Storing years’ worth of X-ray films takes a lot of space. In many cases, an office that still uses film needs an off-site storage location to put all those films in. This makes it difficult to get access to the older radiographs. If your dentist sees a problem on your digital radiograph, and wants to compare it with the last one that was taken, this is very easy. The two images can be called up right next to each other to be compared. With film, this is much more difficult.

Commitment to your care – Staten Island and Brooklyn dentist

Ultimately, we use digital radiography because it allows us to provide you with the very best dental care. We’re committed to using the latest technology, along with the most up-to-date scientific research, to take care of your smile.

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