When you become a patient, Dr. Rubinstein offers a sincere commitment to your health that will probably remind you of an “old fashioned” doctor. Our technology, on the other hand, clearly points toward the future.
Advanced technology makes Dentistry more precise, more comfortable, and more predictable than ever before, and Dr. Rubinstein is a leader in this ongoing revolution. He consults regularly for several technology companies and leads the Technology Task Force for the New York Shate Dental Association. For the past 10 years he has also served on the Informatics Standards Committee for the American Dental Association.
These are a few of the technologies we use in our practice to make your treatment more predictable and more comfortable.
In our practice, any Xrays you need will be Digital. The newest digital X-ray systems offer tremendous advantages over old fashioned film systems. Although film is still used in some dental offices, Digital offers much greater clarity and detail, allowing us to diagnose much more precisely and offer more conservative treatment. Digital images are also available for viewing almost immediately, with no waiting.Better still, digital X-ray images expose you to far less radiation than an equivalent film image, sometimes less than half the amount.
Cone Beam CT Imaging
While digital X-rays show us the hidden structures inside your teeth and jaws, Cone Beam CT Scanning (CBCT) takes this vision to a whole new level. The CBCT weaves hundreds of Xray images into a complete 3D model of the subject area. This model can be rotated and viewed from any angle and at any level of detail. While not always needed for routine dentistry, CBCT can make specialized procedures such as implants and root canals far more precise and predictable.
Dr. Rubinstein uses the Medit i500 Scanner to capture cutting edge 3D digital impressions. Digital scanning represents a technology that allows us to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. It is highly accurate and far more comfortable than traditional, messy impression materials.
If your treatment goals include improving how you look, our scanner is one of the tools we use to help us plan and build strong, beautiful smiles.
Lasers Dentistry offers many benefits, particularly for procedures on the soft tissues such as the gums and lip. Soft tissue lasers allow for effective treatment without the incisions and sutures common with conventional techniques. The laser seals blood vessels and nerve endings, minimizing pain, bleeding and post operative swelling. This can significantly reduce post operative complications and speed recovery.