To ensure that you can receive high-quality treatments in comfort, we make sure our practice facilities and equipment are the latest technology. Our practice is fitted with intra-oral cameras, diode laser, digital x-ray and OPG (to reduce radiation), guided implant surgery and air abrasion cleaning.
Our dentists wear Loupes for the best possible view of your teeth, to identify any problems and recommend the most suitable dental treatments.
Loupes are one of the most advanced types of magnifiers used by dental professionals today. Along with the loupes we have a bright light, enabling us to see things that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Allows you to view the condition of your teeth like the dentist, making it the most powerful tool for dental diagnosis, patient education and communication. The intra-oral camera enables us to:
- Build a friendly relationship with our young patients, children love having photos taken.
- Gives you the opportunity to see what your dentist is seeing, magnified on the large monitor.
- We can see your dental condition magnified on a large monitor enabling us to better prevent a bigger problems.
- Ability to see the most hidden and darkest recesses of your mouth, to help understand your mouth and improve your oral health.
- Help you understand why treatment may be recommended.
Diode Laser Dentistry
Diode laser dentistry is a proven technique for reshaping gum tissue, exposing healthy tooth structure and improving the appearance of a gummy smile. Its versatile application includes:
- Treatment of cold sores and mouth ulcers.
- Tongue tie release and Frenectomy, preventing speech impediments.
- Suture free excision of tissue polyp or removal of tissue folds under the denture.
- Removal of gum flap from wisdom teeth.
- Gum sculpting to improve a gummy smile.
- Control bleeding.
Some of the benefits of diode laser dentistry are:
- Minimise bleeding during soft tissue treatment.
- Bacterial infections are minimised because the laser sterilises the area being treated.
- No stitches required.
- Wounds heal faster.
- Minimal or no anaesthesia required.
Digital X-Rays and OPG
Digital X-rays allow us to perform the necessary assessment of your underlying oral condition with minimal radiation.
Advantages of using digital X-rays:
- The X-ray image of our teeth appears straight on our viewing screen, this facilitates a greater understanding of what might be hidden under the gum, in the jaw or in between the teeth.
- The degree of radiation is reduced by an impressive 80-90% in comparison to traditional X-ray techniques.
- The need for harmful chemicals in the process performing the digital X-ray is eliminated.
- OPG – An OPG X-ray is to view all the upper and lower teeth, jaw and surrounding structures. This machine is also digital, meaning low dose radiation and no waiting or being referred.
Why does your dentist recommend X-rays?
- Since back teeth have a tight contact with each other and decay that starts in between the teeth is only visible when the cavity becomes large, this leads to a large filling susceptible to breaking, weak tooth and high risk of tooth ache after the filling resulting into the expense of a root canal. On an X-ray this type of cavity can be easily visualised and filled while it’s still small.
- Cavities starting under old existing fillings or under the gums can be visualised on the X-rays before the cause toothache or lead to the tooth breaking.
- To check jaw infections.
Guided Implant Surgery
We use the latest in computer-guided “flap-less” surgery for implant placement along with tried and tested traditional methods best suited to your needs.
This latest technology is gaining popularity among clinicians and patients due to its many advantages:
- It’s minimally invasive nature.
- Accuracy of implant placement.
- Less post-surgical discomfort.
- Reduced time required for definitive rehabilitation.
- This protocol allows to select the ideal implant position in depth, inclination and mesio-distal distance between natural teeth and or other implants enabling a very safe and predictable rehabilitation compared with conventional surgery.
It represents a good tool for the best compromise between anatomy, function and aesthetic, able to guarantee better results in all clinical situations.
Air Abrasion Dentistry
Air abrasion dentistry is a drill-less technique that works like a mini sandblaster to remove and debris and roughen the surface of crowns or the tooth. It’s great for:
- Cleaning out crowns.
- Sandblasting the tooth makes the bond between the tooth and the filling/crown greater.
- Painless cleaning of fissures.
- To roughen up prior to bonding.
We are skilled in the area of air abrasion dentistry to provide you with the maximum comfort.