Innovative & Advanced Technology
Dental technology has advanced significantly in the past decade, allowing Dr. Eric J. Marsh and Dr. Michele A. Pisano-Marsh to offer our patients more comfortable and effective treatments in our state-of-the-art Allentown, PA dental office. Call us to find out more or to schedule your first visit with our friendly, knowledgeable team.
One of the most important innovations in dental technology of the last decade is the incorporation of digital photography into dental treatment. These intraoral cameras allow us to capture photos of patients’ smiles that can then be used to help you understand areas of oral health concern as well as treatment options. Digital images also help us partner with other experts to establish personalized plans for ongoing dental care. These digital images are captured using a conventional camera fitted with a special lens which can be shown on a large chairside monitor.
As intraoral photography allows us to share images of your teeth and gums, digital x-rays allow us to view the underlying parts of teeth: the roots, jawbone, and internal structures of the tooth. Unlike their traditional counterparts, digital x-rays are easy and comfortable to capture, and they provide high-definition images that are immediately available for view on our chairside computer monitors. Where traditional x-rays would have to be developed on film and viewed on a specialized light board, digital x-rays can be viewed, stored, and transferred quickly and easily via digital file. Additionally, it is estimated that digital X-rays lower radiation exposure to patients by as much as 80% when compared to using conventional film X-rays..
Digital Impression System
Traditional impressions require patients bite into a putty-like material, creating a physical impression of the teeth that would be used by the dental lab to fabricate custom restorations like crowns or bridges. Using the 3M TruDef digital impression system, we’re able to offer our lab a more precise impression to work from, and the images are available instantly via electronic transfer. There are no molds to bite into – instead we simply digitally scan your teeth and create a digital 3 D model. Digital impressions significantly reduce treatment time, since we receive the final restoration more quickly. And because digital impressions are more accurate, we significantly reduce the need for remakes of crowns and bridges.