The practice of John J. Tortora, DDS is pleased to feature advanced technology in our office. Advanced dental technology allows Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Travis Smith to provide you with precise, high-quality treatments to meet your needs. Our dental technology includes:
- Digital X-Rays
To learn more about advanced dental technology in Brick, New Jersey, and to schedule your appointment with our talented dentists, please contact us today at 732-295-1616.
Digital dental X-rays reduce X-ray emissions over 85%. Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Travis Smith carefully choose which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are an instrumental aid in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure from dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
We utilize the Dexis Digital X-ray system which delivers 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays. Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
There are several forms of whitening and natural products that can be used to enhance the appearance of your smile. If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights or weeks, while you sleep, our practice has a solution for all your esthetic needs. We offer in-office whitening, take home whitening kits, and natural whitening options.
Many people look in the mirror in the morning and notice their crooked teeth. This can impede their smiling with confidence. I have noticed people who are smiling broadly then suddenly become aware of their unattractive teeth and will promptly close their lips over their teeth in an effort to hide them.
Crooked teeth collect more bacterial plaque and are harder to keep clean then straight teeth. Scientific studies show a higher incidence of cavities and gum disease involving crooked teeth as compared to those that are aligned properly.
Up until recently orthodontics necessitated metal braces. The disadvantages of which are: there unattractive, sharp edged, collect food and are hard to clean around, have eating restrictions. In many cases you can now avoid traditional braces and be treated with invisalign. Ask us about invisalign – Complimentary consultations available!