At Anthony Leite DDS, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Cone Beam 3D X-ray
We use a cone beam x-ray to take 3D images of your teeth. This advanced technology allows us to better understand the anatomy of your mouth, which is essential before we perform any type of corrective procedure. With 3D imaging we will be better prepared to accurately diagnose potential issues and develop the best possible treatment program for you.
CEREC® Same Day Crowns
We now offer same-day crowns which, as the name implies, are made in our office and fitted on your tooth all in one visit! Same-day crowns are made possible thanks to computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
Dr. Anthony Leite uses electric handpieces as opposed to the traditional air-powered dental tools allowing for increased performance and comfort in dental restorations.
Dr. Leite’s team uses modern intraoral cameras to assist in communicating to our patients signs of oral disease that could affect the long term stability of their teeth. X-rays give us a clear view of what we can’t see such as decay between the teeth. An intraoral camera gives the patient a view of what the dentist sees. It is a device that is about the size of a toothbrush. Broken fillings, fractured teeth, decay or any other dental problem can be viewed so that we can discuss with you any treatment needed. With a clear understanding of your dental needs we can decide together what the best treatment is for you.
We use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. The ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that implode on the surface of the tooth, killing microbes and removing plaque and tartar in the process. Our instruments use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets to help maintain optimal gingival health.
The procedure uses water and/or an antimicrobial liquid called chlorhexadine. It can remove tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, with no damage to the tooth enamel. Manual scaling often uses pressure for cleaning, while the vibration produced by the scaling tip of an ultrasonic scaler is barely perceptible. This makes ultrasonic cleaning suitable to those with sensitive teeth. The cleaning process is faster than manual scaling, making your visit more comfortable.
After your teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaner, your teeth will be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished.