What’s New? 8 New technologies in Dentistry that you should know about.
Wondering what’s new in your dental clinic? We have loads of goodies to tell you about!
At Dental Fresh we are on the forefront of new and emerging technology, we are constantly evaluating new ideas to ensure our patients are receiving the best dental experience we can possibly provide.
Here are some technologies we use at Dental Fresh to ensure we provide you with the best dental experience possible:
CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacture) is an innovative technology used to manufacture restorations for broken or missing teeth. How it works: an image (scan) is taken of your tooth and adjacent teeth once the dentist has done the preparation. This image, the digital impression, draws the data into a computer creating a replacement part for the missing areas of the tooth – a ‘virtual restoration’. The data is then sent to a milling machine where the replacement part is shaped to exactly match the missing portion of your tooth.Our in-house technicians will then colour and glaze the restoration so that it matched your other teeth exactly and becomes virtually undetectable. They may come to your appointment to check colour and form so they can get the tooth exact. When it’s finished, the restoration will be fitted into place and voila! As good as new, and no-one will ever know!
- Digital X-RaysDigital X-rays are faster and – bonus! there is less radiation with digital than traditional X-rays. When we take a digital X-ray, we can upload the image on our clinic computer in a few seconds, enabling us to make accurate assessments and discuss any areas of concern with you on the spot. Digital X-rays allow your dentist to zoom in on any target areas that he or she needs to take a closer look at, so that nothing gets missed.
Invisalign is clear, removable, practically invisible braces that gently straighten your teeth. The Invisalign system uses predictive technology to plan a week by week adjustment to your teeth that your dentist will show you to demonstrate when and how your teeth will move.Invisalign is a way to effectively straighten your smile without the need for heavy, permanent metal wires. Because Invisalign aligners can be easily removed, they are not a hindrance for your social life, restrictive on the food you eat or your ability to clean your teeth.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are an effective solution for patients with missing teeth or a tooth or teeth that are beyond saving. A screw is placed into the bone where the root of the tooth would be. This will hold a lifelike tooth that has been manufactured to match your other teeth in colour, size and contour.Implants are popular because they can replace missing teeth, while still giving the patient the feel, function and appearance of a natural healthy tooth. This is as close to a natural tooth as you can get. (Don’t you love technology?)
- All-On-4All-On-4 technology is exciting for patients who need more comprehensive dental treatment. For people who have lost or are losing a significant number of teeth, All-On-4 is a lifesaver. With 4 screws inserted in the upper or lower jaw, a full set of new teeth can be permanently fixed into the mouth in as little as 2-3 days. All-On-4 patients are able to eat, smile, laugh and chat as normally as they did with their natural teeth.
- Intraoral CameraThe intraoral camera is a tool that dentists use to gain precise and well-defined pictures of hard to see places within a patient’s mouth. Areas that would previously have been undetectable or dubious can now be clearly illuminated so the dentist can more accurately assess your needs. We are able to show you the photos in an instant so that you can be fully informed of any potential or existing problems. Love that Preventative Dentistry, don’t you?
- Whitening Treatments
Whitening your teeth is a simple and effective smile rejuvenator and youth enhancer! Red wine, cigarettes, tea and coffee – amongst other things, can leave your teeth stained and looking a little lack lustre. Whitening can remove stains and give your teeth a healthy brightness again. Coupled with a clean and scale, your smile will feel and look fresh and inviting again.
8 Digital Smile Design
Digital Smile Design is a technology that combines dynamic video, digital photography, detailed record taking, physical appearance analysis and impressions to analyse the best overall aesthetic and function remedy created just for you. The results from this process are incredibly individual, crafted to suit you, creating a beautiful, natural looking perfect smile, – just for you.
For your Best Smile Ever, visit Dental Fresh today and let us help you find the smile you have always wanted. Using new and advancing technologies we will make your visit comfortable, pleasurable and worthwhile.