Peak Dental Arts announced that the practice has added digital radiographs to its Uniontown and Akron, OH offices. This technology upgrade is part of the dental practice’s commitment to superior customer service. According to dentist Dr. Craig C. Lanik, digital radiography is one of the greatest technological advancements in medical imaging over the last decade. Dr. Lanik can evaluate the digital X-ray images immediately; there is no processing time. As part of the practice’s commitment to advanced technology, Dr. Lanik also provides Cerec dentistry, which allows for the creation of dental restoration in a single visit.
Dental patients visiting Peak Dental Arts for restorative and cosmetic dentistry will now receive X-rays using the practice’s new digital radiography. In place of traditional X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital sensor to capture images of the teeth.
“The safety and convenience of our patients is paramount,” said Dr. Craig C. Lanik, the founder and owner of Peak Dental Arts. “That’s why we are excited to announce our switchover to digital radiography. Both our Uniontown and Akron offices now feature the state-of-the-art digital radiography. This allows us to instantly view and evaluate a patient’s teeth.”
The practice’s dental care team has completed special training for the administration and interpretation of digital imaging. Dr. Lanik says that the images provide a larger, more accurate representation of a patient’s teeth structure. Images can be enlarged or magnified for improved evaluation and analysis. For example, by adjusting brightness, contrast and color settings, Dr. Lanik can better identify small cavities in the teeth.
Dr. Lanik stressed that digital radiography eliminates the need for harmful developing chemicals and also minimizes a patient’s exposure to radiation. “Digital dental x-rays emit 90 percent less radiation than traditional film X-rays,” said Dr. Lanik. “In addition to reduced radiation, digital records of X-rays are easier to track, manage and share with other dental professionals. If a patient moves to a new state, I can easily send a file of these records to his new dentist. This streamlines patient care and prevents unnecessary diagnostic procedures — saving patients valuable time and money.”
In addition to digital radiography, the dental practice also offers Cerec dentistry. This ceramic dental restoration procedure uses 3D computerized imaging to aid in the design of dental restorations.
“Patients today have busy lives and demanding schedules,” said Dr. Lanik. “It can be difficult to squeeze in multiple visits to the dentist in order to have cosmetic restorations created. With Cerec dentistry, dentists only need a single appointment to create restorations — there’s no need for multiple impressions, a temporary restoration, or follow-up visits. We complete the entire procedure in one easy visit.”
Dr. Lanik provides comprehensive oral health care services, including cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. The practice offers teeth whitening, caps and crowns, dental bridges, veneers, tooth-colored filings and implants.