Dr. Pournik prides herself on using the most advanced technological software and equipment available in the industry which, in turn, allows her to provide our patients with the finest dental restorations. She is constantly researching the latest in emerging technologies in order to provide our patients the very best in dental care.
Dental X-rays are used to help identify problems in your teeth, mouth and jaw. They provide pictures of the teeth, bones, and surrounding soft tissue allowing our specialists to see forming cavities, hidden dental structures, tooth decay, and bone loss that cannot be seen purely with a physical examination. .
This knowledge allows us to combat potential oral problems before they become more serious and require a greater level of treatment. Getting dental X-rays taken is a painless and quick procedure. It is recommended that adults have a bitewing X-ray taken at least every two to three years to ensure good oral health. It is also recommended that teens and children have X-rays taken even more frequently. Aside from determining potential health problems, this also helps us determine if there will be enough space in the mouth for incoming wisdom teeth so we can be sure that they will not come in impacted.
3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY
With 3D dental imaging, a doctor can rotate and view critical information from any angle. Only when you see it can you treat it. Cone beam (3D CBCT) is applicable to nearly every dental procedure in which seeing all aspects of the tooth or bone is important. Therefore treatment planning for implants can become easier when anatomical structures are identified prior to placement.