We are a state-of-the-art digital dental practice where quality of patient care and dedication to patient comfort is never compromised. We offer a full-spectrum of general and esthetic family dentistry services with microscope assisted precision, the latest technology including CAD /CAM restorations and dental options for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
What is a Digital Dental Practice and How can it Benefit Patients?
Many dentists are transitioning to digital technology. Digital x-ray is a good example; it reduces time and radiation exposure compared to traditional x-ray film. At Friedman Dentistry, we have embraced numerous digital technologies beyond x-rays, to elevate the quality of patient care and comfort of the patient experience.
Digital Impressions: Nobody enjoys dental impressions because the materials are gooey and often cause gagging. Digital impressions with our iTero laser are highly accurate and gag-free. Impressions are as quick and easy as photographs of your teeth.
Digital Photography / Videography: Monitoring oral health and making an accurate diagnosis requires documentation or oral conditions beyond what can be determined by x-rays alone. We include high-resolution digital photography and videography to supplement patient records. Subtle changes to gum tissues, tooth structure or existing dental restorations can be detected by comparing photos and video over time. The earlier we identify a potential problem, the easier and less costly corrective measure can be.
Digital CAD-CAM: Historically, dental laboratories fabricate crowns, bridges, veneers, night guards, dentures, etc. Dentists often complain about poor fit, poor color, poor esthetics and late lab delivery all of which are problematic. However, computer assisted design software and computer assisted milling machines are replacing lab procedures done by hand. Our in-house Versamill 5X200 allows us to fabricate all types of dental restorations with superb accuracy and control. We are now “off the grid” from dental labs and our professional fees have been reduced since switching to CAD-CAM manufacturing.
Digital Local Anesthesia: Many patients report high anxiety associated with dental anesthetic injections. Research reflects that fear of injections prevents a large segment of the population from seeking regular dental care. At Friedman Dentistry, we have changed that perception with the aid of a computer controlled, digital device for administering local anesthesia. The Wand® utilizes precision technology that makes a painful injection a thing of the past and often without any sensation of numbness to the lips or face.