Digital x-rays are the newest technology used in dentistry to take and archive dental x-rays. Digital x-rays are fast, comfortable, and efficient in oral health assessment. This technique uses an electronic sensor that captures a digital image of the teeth with their supporting bone structures and stores the images on the computers in our Coral Gables, FL dental office. You and Dr. Velazquez will be able to instantly view your x-rays and enlarge the image to aid in the identification of dental problems and to guage your dental health. Dr. Velazquez will use this information to create an individualized treatment plan.
More importantly, they require no chemical processing and they emit up to 90% less radiation than the already-low exposure of traditional x-rays!
An intraoral camera is a highly advanced innovation in dentistry that allows our team at AVM Dentistry to get an up close view inside your mouth.
The intraoral handpiece is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror. It has a build-in light source, so it gives us easy-to-see video and still-pictures. We are able to zoom closely on one tooth or give you a video tour of your entire mouth. The images or video is displayed on a large screen so you are able to view broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque build-up, bleeding gums, or any condition that you may have.
At AVM Dentistry, our team utilizes the intraoral camera to make sure our patients are fully educated about their currently oral health situations and any treatment our Coral Gables, FL dental office may be recommending.
Dr. Velazquez is proud to provide the latest and most innovative technology in single tooth restoration. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a revolutionary dental restoration technology that allows your doctor to use a variety of computer assisted technologies, including 3D photography and CAD/CAM to design, create, and place your custom dental crown in just one appointment!
At AVM Dentistry, we have teamed up with Cerec to make this process much easier on your schedule and incredibly convenient! Our patients relax in our comfortable office in Coral Gables, FL while their tooth-colored crown is being made.
- Fewer dental visits
- Minimal invasiveness
- Less injections and discomfort
- More of their natural tooth being saved
- Long lasting restorations
- No unpleasant temporaries
- Highest-quality restorations
- Biocompatible solutions
X-rays in general can identify hidden structures such as wisdom teeth, reveal signs of cavities, show jaw fractures and bone loss. The Digital Panoramic X-ray (also known as Panorex® or orthopantomograms) moves around a patient's head providing Dr. Velazquez with an ear-to-ear two-dimensional view of both the upper and lower jaw. Usually dental X-rays involve the film being placed inside the mouth, but a digital panoramic x-ray rotates around the outside of a patient's head. Our Coral Gables, FL dental office uses digital panoramic x-rays because they are extra-oral and simple to perform.
AVM Dentistry utilizes cephalometric x-rays to help us view a complete image of the side of your face. These high-quality images allow Dr. Velazquez to look not only at your teeth, but at your jaw and soft tissues. Cephalometric x-rays are extraoral radiographs, meaning that they do not use plates or film inside your mouth. Instead, this machine has a special film holder mounted on a mechanical arm, which is used to capture images of your entire head, including the nasal and sinus passages, by rotating around your head. This unique tool allows your dentist in Coral Gables, FL a view of your teeth, jaws, and soft tissue beyond what can be seen with visual examination. One of the great advantages of cephalometric x-rays is that they expose your body to less radiation than traditional x-rays.
PROPEL Orthodontics provides innovative devices and procedures to shift teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible. Your dentist in Coral Gables, FL uses the PROPEL System because it can be used in combination with current orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and traditional braces, to help move teeth into their desired position 50% faster than teeth can move with Invisalign and traditional braces alone.