At Parkview Family Dentistry of Halfmoon, we offer world-class dental care with treatments that are tailored to your individual needs and desires. We are dedicated to providing the best possible treatment in a welcoming and comfortable setting where patients are cared for, like a family. In our family and community-oriented atmosphere, our experienced and compassionate team helps you reach your dental goals. Our dental appointments are calm and comfortable. The doctors and our team welcome you into our family and help you achieve the healthy, beautiful and confident smile you deserve!
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, several tools will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is because the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes. CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain. The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit. In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear.
The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple. The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth. The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D. This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you. Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over an hour.
Below you will find a wide array of interesting and educational links that we feel will benefit your understanding and knowledge of your dental health. If you have a suggestion for a link that you feel would be of interest, please feel free to email it to us so we can share it with all of our patients.