At the office of Dr. Alan Pressman, D.M.D., we aim to offer the highest quality dental care to the patients of Rockland and Bergen counties. To do this, we utilize the latest in technology. Here are a few examples of technology you’ll find in our offices.
When you visit us for a routine dental exam (that includes a cleaning), we will thoroughly check your teeth and gums for signs of cavities and the development of gum disease. However, some issues cannot be detected with only the naked eye. For these, x-rays are incredibly useful. At our office, we utilize digital x-rays to reduce your radiation exposure. They are also safer for the environment and more convenient as the information can then be stored and transferred digitally.
Digital scanning uses advanced technology to capture highly accurate images of the patient’s teeth and create a 3D digital model of the patient’s mouth. Unlike traditional impressions, digital impressions are much quicker to do and more comfortable for the patient, especially those with a gag reflex. With digital scanners, we are able to create same-day crowns that are not only precise but aesthetic as well.
Laser dentistry has a wide range of uses. Hard tissue lasers can be used to repair cavities and prepare teeth for bonding while soft tissue lasers are used on the gum tissue. They are used as an alternative to common hand-held tools such as scalpels and drills and can reduce pain, minimize the use of anesthetics, and improve the rate of healing. At Alan Pressman DMD, we use the Solea dental laser to provide anesthesia-free and pain-free procedures. No needles and no drill sounds — Solea takes all the discomfort out of dentistry!
These cameras are about the size of a pen and help your dentist to see the condition of the teeth and gums more clearly. They allow us to zoom in on problem areas, such as cracks and chips as well as worn metal fillings to get a better idea of how best to treat them. The images are in full color and are displayed on screens to allow you to watch the whole process.
Oral Cancer Screening
We utilize the Identafi technology for oral cancer screening to help us quickly inspect hard-to-reach areas. Its patented triple-wavelength imaging uses white, violet, and amber wavelengths of light to excite oral tissue and make abnormalities apparent. With this technology, our dentists can confidently recommend biopsies or other procedures to best preserve your oral and overall health.
In addition to these, we also utilize digital panorex, DEXIS CariVu™️, and same-day crown technology. Our office has “gone digital” and uses paperless charting and e-claims to make your appointments go as smoothly as possible. We offer all these services at the dental office of Dr. Alan Pressman in Rockland and Bergen counties, to provide the best dental care experience.