Digital Dentistry

 John Castanaro, DDS -  - Dentist

Castanaro Dental

John Castanaro, DDS

Dentist located in Yonkers, NY

Digital dentistry uses advanced technologies to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. At Castanaro Dental in Yonkers, New York, expert dentist John Castanaro, DDS, uses digital dentistry such as oral X-rays and the Solea® dental laser. To schedule an appointment today, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.

Digital Dentistry Q & A

What is digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry uses tools with computer-controlled components to diagnose and treat oral health problems and to develop custom care plans. 

Dr. Castanaro’s office is high-tech and digital-based. He stays up-to-date with the latest advances to provide everyone with the best possible experience.

Using digital X-rays, dental lasers, and orthodontic software, Dr. Castanaro can address various issues quickly, effectively, and affordably. 

What are some examples of digital dentistry?

Dr. Castanaro offers several types of digital dentistry, including:

Invisible braces with Invisalign®

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment used to correct common problems like overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, and a misaligned jaw. It uses a series of clear, plastic trays to gradually align your teeth, preventing the need for wires, brackets, or rubber bands.

Before getting your first set of aligners, Dr. Castanaro takes digital impressions of your teeth and jaw and uploads them to a software program. He uses your impressions to develop a custom treatment plan that maps out the step-by-step movements of your teeth.

Treatment for cavities with the Solea® dental laser

The Solea dental laser allows Dr. Castanaro to safely treat cavities without the need for Novocaine or other types of anesthesia. Using a unique laser wavelength and simple computer controls, it’s possible for Dr. Castanaro to remove tooth decay and preserve your tooth from further damage. 

Digital oral X-rays

Oral X-rays are a type of diagnostic imaging that makes it possible for Dr. Castanaro to see your tooth roots, jawbone, and other soft tissue structures invisible to the naked eye. Digital X-rays use much less radiation than traditional X-rays, ensuring patient safety. They also provide quicker images, allowing for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Custom prosthetics with the CEREC milling machine

If you chip a tooth, crack a tooth, lose a tooth, or develop a severe cavity, Dr. Castanaro can manufacture custom oral prosthetics, such as crowns and dental bridges on-site. The CEREC milling machine can fabricate any type of restoration in 45-90 minutes. This prevents the need for multiple appointments, saving you time and money.

What are the benefits of digital dentistry?

Digital dentistry provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Shorter appointments
  • Quicker diagnosis and treatment
  • Increased affordability
  • Less pain and anxiety
  • Improved patient outcomes

Digital dentistry can also alert you to potentially serious oral health problems early on when they respond best to treatment.

To learn more about the benefits of digital dentistry, schedule an appointment at Castanaro Dental. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member today.