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A comprehensive view of your teeth and mouth and surrounding structures is an important part of creating a personalized treatment plan. At Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PHD: Advanced Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentist, Dr. Roberto Macedo, uses CT scanning technology to create an accurate map your oral and facial structures, which will greatly aid in addressing your oral health needs. If you would like to see our CT scanner in action, please call Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PHD: Advanced Center For Cosmetic Dentistry at (727) 345-2064 and we will help you plan your visit.

At our office, we are committed to utilizing advanced dental technology to always provide you with the highest level of dental care. We are proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology at our practice. Cone beam 3D technology is an imaging system that provides our dentist and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat.

CT Scanning

We may use dental cone beam 3D imaging to:

  • Plan dental implant placement
  • Evaluate the jaws and face
  • View the head and neck as a comprehensive whole
  • Diagnose tooth decay (cavities) and other dental problems
  • Detect endodontic problems and plan root canal therapy
  • Analyze dental and facial trauma
  • Plan and evaluate the progress of orthodontic treatment
  • Visualize abnormal teeth
  • Assess a TMJ disorder

Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. One of the advantages of 3D cone beam technology is that it provides our dentist and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays. To learn more about cone beam 3D imaging and how it helps us provide you with exceptional care, we invite you to contact us today.

Dr. Roberto Macedo

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that has been around since the dawn of humanity. Our ancestors used sticks to scrub their teeth and flossed with animal hair! In fact, the ancient Babylonians believed that toothaches were caused by tiny “tooth worms” and the “dentist” would dig through a patient’s teeth in search of them. In the Middle Ages, your family dentist may have also been your family barber or blacksmith, so you can imagine the kinds of instruments he would have used.

Fortunately, dentistry has come a long way since those early days. Dental technology continues to evolve and our office is on the cutting edge. Our dentist, Dr. Roberto Macedo, uses digital dentistry to take clear and concise X-rays of your teeth and mouth and to take impressions of your teeth without the impression material which can be messy and taste horrible! Digital technology is also used to create your new dental work in a single day. Digital dentistry makes your visit to our office convenient and comfortable. If you would like to learn more about how you can benefit from digital dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida, call (727) 345-2064 today and one of our team members will be happy to help you schedule an appointment at Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PHD: Advanced Center For Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Roberto Macedo

Dr. Roberto Macedo and our team quickly diagnose and treat developing dental problems through the use of digital X-rays. Digital X-rays are an advanced diagnostic tool that capture images of your teeth and supporting structures, allowing our dentist and team to more easily see developing problems and plan appropriate treatments.

Digital X-rays make the imaging process faster, more comfortable and more convenient than ever before. Unlike conventional radiography, digital X-rays rely on small sensors to capture images of your teeth and supporting structures. They do not require the use of any chemicals for developing film, and our dentist can view the images instantly on a nearby monitor. Digital X-rays also produce 80 to 90 percent less radiation than film radiography, making them much safer for use.

Some of the dental problems that our team may use digital X-rays to diagnose include:

  • Tooth decay, especially between the teeth or in the tooth roots
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Cysts and abscesses
  • Fractures in existing fillings
  • Tumors
  • Infection in the tooth nerves
  • Bone loss
  • Improper root positioning

Digital X-rays are also commonly used in planning oral surgery, such as dental implant placement or root canal therapy.

In-Office Dental Lab

Our office is proud to feature an in-house dental lab. Having a lab in our practice enables our dentist and team to create crowns, bridges, dentures and other oral prosthetics and appliances on-premises, rather than contracting with an outside dental lab to complete your restoration. This allows us to ensure that each restoration or appliance we create is of the highest quality while reducing your waiting time between appointments.

Benefits of having our in-house dental lab include:

  • Complete quality control, so that we can better ensure that your treatment will provide you with an excellent solution for your smile.
  • The ability to minimize the time you go without a solution to your smile or have to live with missing teeth.
  • Creating crowns, bridges, dentures and oral appliances in significantly less time than usual.
  • Providing all your treatments in-house. We rarely refer our patients to other dentists or specialists, as we can provide all your care in a single location.

We welcome you to call our office today to learn more about our on-site dental lab and the advantages it provides you. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!

Intraoral Camera

Do you ever wonder about what might be happening in your mouth? At Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PHD: Advanced Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, we use intraoral cameras to more closely examine areas of your mouth that are difficult to reach. In addition to helping our dentist make a more accurate diagnosis, it also doubles as an educational tool.

Intraoral cameras are small, pen-shaped tools that are used to capture detailed color images of the inside of your mouth. This imaging device is easily maneuverable, so our dentist can see areas of your mouth that are extremely difficult to examine visually. This makes it easier for him to diagnose problems like tooth decay, periodontal disease and tooth damage.

The captured images are projected onto a nearby screen, where they are clearly visible to both you and Dr. Macedo. This allows you to see exactly what our dentist sees and understand what is happening in your mouth. The intraoral camera also helps in a follow-up after a treatment has been completed so that you can see the final result. Photos captured by an intraoral camera can also be sent to other dentists and specialists as well as to your dental insurance provider as needed.

Intraoral Scanner

Dental impressions are necessary for various types of dental work, but in the past, dental impressions have been known for messy and uncomfortable impression material. At Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PHD: Advanced Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, we use an intraoral scanner to quickly and comfortably take impressions of your teeth so our dentist can create the dental work you need for your new smile. To learn more about our intraoral scanner, call (727) 345-2064 today. We will be happy to help you schedule an appointment with Dr. Roberto Macedo.

Digital impressions are a modern, efficient and comfortable way to take precise impressions of your mouth. If you have ever had to have a traditional impression or mold taken in the past, you know that they can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. We are pleased to utilize digital impressions to eliminate the need for messy, goopy impressions.

While this technology can make the experience more comfortable for any patient, it is especially good for patients who gag easily. The digital impression system is less invasive than traditional impressions and molds and provides our team with extremely accurate impressions.

Some of the other benefits of digital impression technology include:

  • Digital impressions can be used for creating dental restorations, such as crowns, as well as orthodontic aligners like Invisalign®
  • No messy “goop”
  • The scanner can be quickly taken out of your mouth if you ever feel uncomfortable, and we can easily start and stop the scanning process as needed
  • Digital impressions require much less time than traditional impressions, helping to make your appointment more efficient

If you would like to learn more about digital impressions and the other advanced technology we use at our office, please call us today.

Magnifying Loupes

When you visit Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PHD: Advanced Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Roberto Macedo may use magnifying loupes to more closely examine your teeth and supporting structures. This advanced imaging tool allows him to view the small details of your teeth and mouth that might otherwise pass unnoticed and perform your treatments with much greater precision.

Magnifying loupes, also known as telescopic loupes or surgical loupes, are a type of surgical microscope. They are binocular-like in appearance and are worn the same way that you would wear eyeglasses. The loupes magnify Dr. Macedo’s vision 1.5 to 6 times beyond his normal visual capacity. This gives him the ability to perform procedures that require greater precision and more careful attention to detail.

Magnifying loupes may be used during regular dental exams as well as during restorative or cosmetic treatments. Some benefits of magnifying loupes include:

  • A more detailed and up-close view of your teeth and supporting structure
  • A more accurate diagnosis
  • Detection of even the smallest indications of dental problems
  • The possibility of an earlier treatment, which may be less invasive, more effective and more affordable than treatments provided later
  • Prevention of larger dental problems and more invasive treatments in the future

We welcome you to call our office today at (727) 345-2064 to schedule your appointment with our skilled dentist and learn more about magnifying loupes. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!

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