“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.”
Cosmetic dentistry stands behind the principle that your teeth are some of your most precious possessions. After all, it only takes a second to imagine the horror of what it’s like to lose all your teeth.
Dr. Vahidi helps increase the value of your smile through reconstructive dentistry that maintains your teeth in their best condition and by replacing any that you’ve lost using state-of-the-art dental technologies. We are one of only a few top digital dentistry practices in NY with high-end tools including oral scanners and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.
Why Digital Dentistry Treatment Plans Matter: The Digital Difference
Dr. Vahidi is a leading dental practice in the specialty of prosthodontics. Digital dentistry makes a big difference in prosthodontic treatment plans by giving us precise technologies to craft dental solutions that are custom-fit to your mouth. Here’s how they work:
Oral scanners: Gone are the days of traditional molding materials. Our intraoral scanning technology allows us to take high-quality impressions and send them straight to the lab for manufacturing.
Oral scanners are very patient friendly, as they eliminate the uncomfortable, messy traditional impression-taking process. Many of the steps required for traditional impression-taking are no longer necessary with the scanner (including tray selection, disinfecting and shipping impression, pouring stone model, etc). Another great feature of digital impression is that any deficiencies in the imaging can simply be re-scanned, while traditional methods would force you to retake the entire impression. Thus, oral scanners save time and reduce human error (and patient discomfort!)
We think you’ll appreciate the luxury of oral scanning when you compare it to the often time-consuming and less-accurate methods of traditional impression.
CAD/CAM technology: Used for decades by the manufacturing industry to produce precision parts for automobiles, CAD/CAM technology has been increasingly incorporated into dental practice over the past 20 years.
CAD/CAM technology is used to create many digital dental products including milled ceramic crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays, bridges, and abutments for dental implants. The restorations offered today by these technologies are even better, more durable, and more natural-looking than previous machines could offer.
The CAD/CAM computer continues the process started by the oral scanner by displaying a 3-D custom image of your prepared tooth/teeth. The dentist can then use that image to design the final restoration. One of the huge advantages of computer-aided design is that it cuts down design time significantly. Depending on our schedule, we may even be able to do same-day treatment!
CAM/CAD improves your dental experience by increasing the speed of design, improving design precision, and making it possible for us to create restorations and appliances that otherwise wouldn’t be feasible. There’s no happier patient than one who gets his/her restoration perfect the first time!
Choose Reconstructive Dentistry, a Top Digital Dentistry Practice in NY
If you’re planning on getting reconstructive work done, whether that’s crowns or veneers, implants or inlays, we hope you’ll choose to get a consultation with Dr. Vahidi. Our digital technologies and highly trained prosthodontists give us a leg up on many other practices and allow us to offer you a dental experience of ease. You can make an appointment easily online through ZocDoc, where you can see available times and select the best slot for your schedule.
Choose Reconstructive Dentistry, located at 205 64th St (Suite 403) in NYC, for your next dental upgrade!