Digital Dentistry

Our dentists are careful to invest in proven technologies that will improve patient care, create a more comfortable patient experience, save patient’s time, and enhance convenience for patients.

Office Technology Tour

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Technologies for Better Patient Care
  • CEREC – CEREC, a CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) system that decreases number of patient appointments and provides more durable restorations.
  • Solea Laser – The Solea is the first computer assisted CO2 laser that actually cuts through tooth structure.  The Solea is quick, and requires no anesthesia or dental drill.
  • Digital Radiography – At less than 1/2 the patient exposure of traditional radiographs, digital radiography enables Dr. Martin to see high resolution images of bone and teeth.  Digital radiography also enables early detection of oral health issues.
  • The Wand – The Wand is a computerized anethestic delivery device.  When anesthesia is required for a procedure it will give just the right amount, so patients don’t leave the office numb for hours
  • Digital Charts – Digital charts means your dental records, radiographs, and images are available at the click of a mouse.  Whether you need to contact us to set up an appointment, or we need to refer you to another provider, you information can be accessed quickly, and will never get lost.

Digital Dentistry

At Central Park Dentists we are committed to investing in the latest dental technologies that improve our patient care, reduce the time spent at the dentists’ office, and create a more comfortable and convenient experience for you. We have enhanced our traditional dental practice with computer-based and digital components to bring the future of dentistry to your next appointment.

We employ the following proven technologies at both diagnostic and treatment stages in our Manhattan practice:

  • DEXIS digital radiography
  • CEREC digitised teeth restoration
  • Solea laser system
  • The Wand computerised anaesthetic device
  • Digital charts for your dental records

Digital radiography in dentistry

X-rays have been employed in dentistry for decades now, but our practice has adopted the latest DEXIS technology which uses digital rather than film-based radiography. Digital X-rays have several advantages:

  • They produce higher-resolution images of your bones and teeth, enabling earlier detection of oral health issues before they develop into more serious problems
  • DEXIS provides a higher level of comfort – its new-generation sensors are thinner and have bevelled edges to sit more easily in your mouth, therefore giving more precise images
  • They emit a fraction of the radiation in comparison to film-based radiography
  • Your x-rays can be easily sent to a specialist if required

CEREC

Say goodbye to the unpleasant experience of biting into a retainer of dental putty! At our NYC practice we use CEREC, which represents the biggest leap forward in digital dental technology in the past 30 years. CEREC is used for treatments such as crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers, and compresses these time-consuming procedures into a single appointment. There are four simple steps:

  1. CEREC employs a 3D digital scanner to create an impression of your teeth and a highly accurate 3D map of your mouth.
  2. Once the image has been captured, our team uses a CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) system to design your teeth restoration treatment plan.
  3. These design specifications are sent directly to our in-house milling unit. This will fabricate your new restoration from a block of solid ceramic or zirconia, material that is stronger than metal and matched to the color of your teeth.
  4. The restoration will be fitted to your teeth, adjusted and bonded. You’ll leave Central Park Dentists two hours later with a brand-new smile!

Solea laser treatment

Solea is a computer-controlled CO2 dental laser which works on hard or soft tissue. It can be employed in the majority of procedures offered at our practice, including fillings, crowns, gum contouring, shaping teeth and sterilising gum disease.

Solea treatments are ideal for nervous patients: the laser is much more accurate than a drill or scalpel and eliminates the need for these invasive implements; treatments are carried out with virtually no anaesthesia or bleeding; and the laser beam kills bacteria wherever it touches. This allows us to execute multi-quadrant dentistry and hard and soft tissue procedures all in a single appointment.

The Wand

Although nearly every patient of Solea laser treatment skips anaesthetic altogether, some procedures do require some numbing of the mouth. For this we use The Wand, a computerized anaesthetic delivery device. The Wand resembles a small pen: there is no needle in sight and the numbing process is almost totally pain free, making this the perfect tool for treating children or nervous patients.

When your treatment requires anaesthesia, The Wand ensures that the dose is more precise and effective. Instead of one large dose which numbs the side of your face for several hours, The Wand delivers anaesthetic as and when it is required and only numbs the specific tooth being treated. What’s more, there is no need to sit around and wait for the anaesthetic to take effect as The Wand instantly numbs the targeted area.

Digital charts

Use of technology at Central Park Dentists is not confined to the treatment room but is also employed in our office administration. Your complete dental history, including radiographs, photographs and laboratory reports, is organised and stored in our digital charts which are encrypted according to HIPAA requrements. Any time you need to set up an appointment, have a query about past treatments, or wish to transfer to another dental provider, your electronic dental records can be easily accessed.