- Less exposure to radiation
- Faster turn-around time
- Shorter appointments
- Involvement in co-diagnosis
- Improved understanding of the treatment options
When you decide to correct or enhance your smile, it's often difficult to determine ahead of time exactly what kind of results to expect. After all, a smile is a pretty personal thing and changing a smile is a pretty sensitive business. That's where cosmetic digital imaging comes into play. This computer-based digital technology allows your dentist to create true-to-life photographs of your very own mouth, as if the recommended procedures had already been completed. So whether you're considering teeth whitening, straightening, bonding, veneers or full smile re-contouring, digital imaging technology lets you envision the possibilities of how your new smile can look and function.
The process is quite simple. Once your dentist has completed your oral exam and discussed your 'smile' goals, a treatment plan will be created. Various digital photos of your current smile will be taken and change factors will be keyed into the computer. The computer immediately generates one or more graphic images that accurately demonstrate how those specific changes will affect the appearance of your mouth as well as your entire expression. It's a fun process and produces excited smiles all around. Plus, it's often possible to take home a copy of the photos to discuss with family or friends prior to making any decisions.
Dr. Greenberg believes that it is important patients are protected from any possible harmful effects from radiation. That is why he uses digital radiography, which decreases radiation by more than 90 percent compared to conventional dental x-ray machines. At the January 2001 meeting of the Council on Scientific Affairs, the ADA accepted the DEXIS intra-oral digital X-ray system into the prestigious ADA Product Acceptance Program. DEXIS is the first system to attain this recognition.
to visit the DEXIS Web site.