Dental Technology Irvine, CA | Dr. Ursula Levine
State-of-the-art Dental Technology
Investing in the right technology enhances a dental patient’s entire experience. You will find that thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies in Dr. Ursula Levine’s Irvine dental practice, your visit aims to be efficient, comfortable and stressfree. With the right equipment and systems, Dr. Levine is better able to address your unique dental needs!
An intraoral camera is a small camera that Dr. Levine moves around the mouth to capture high-definition images of the teeth and gums. These images enhance her ability to diagnose a patient’s needs. The images are projected in real-time on a monitor in the treatment room, which Dr. Levine can then share and explain.
There is no pain or discomfort associated with taking these images. In fact, many patients enjoy looking at the images with Dr. Levine.
Identifying dental problems in their early stages means that Dr. Levine is able to intervene quickly — before they progress, requiring extensive or costly treatment and possibly even causing permanent damage. Digital X-rays can help to detect a variety of serious oral health problems, such as the following:
- Tooth decay
- Tumors and cysts
- Gum disease
- Jawbone loss
- Movement of the teeth
X-rays also allow your dentist to track the progress of dental treatments and serve as a basis for comparison over time.
Digital X-rays have several advantages over traditional X-rays taken with film. They expose patients to significantly less radiation. They allow the dentist to manipulate the image digitally for more precise diagnosis. Digital images also streamline many aspects of dental care, including record keeping, collaboration with dental labs, referral to specialists, and dealing with insurance companies. For all of these reasons, Dr. Levine exclusively uses digital X-rays in her practice.
Dr. Levine’s new patients have an initial set of X-rays taken, to establish a baseline of their oral health status. After this, new X-rays are taken every six months to one year for most patients, to look for new dental problems. For those with known dental issues or who are currently undergoing certain types of treatment, X-rays may be taken more often to assess their progress and adjust treatment as needed.
Dr. Levine’s office has invested in the technology to go completely “paperless” with an all-digital charting system. There are a number of advantages of electronic dental recordse. They require much less space for storage, allow Dr. Levine to easily access patients’ previous X-rays and track progress over time. They are also easy to share in encrypted form with specialists, dental labs, and insurance companies when necessary. In addition, digital records can easily be shared with patients when requested.
High Quality Dental Materials and Lab Services
Gone are the days of conspicuous, heavy dental materials and the telltale signs of a restored tooth. Modern dental materials are so sophisticated and natural looking that restored teeth are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.
The advantages of modern dental restorations go beyond aesthetics. The materials that Dr. Levine uses for her implant restorations, crowns and appliances are strong and durable, for long-lasting results.
Learn More About Dental Technology in Irvine, CA – Irvine dentistry
If you are seeking a state-of-the-art, modern dental practice in Irvine, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Levine. She will be happy to meet with you to discuss your personal dental needs and goals. At Levine Dentistry, our patients have access to the most up-to-date technology in a caring and supportive environment. You can reach us at 949-727-9600 or by sending us an email today.