As all the new technology advancements such as smart phones, computers, and etc. have been changing our everyday lives, we see an incredible advancement in a wide variety of dental technologies.
These technologies enable dentists to provide better care for patients. Whether it's detecting cavities early, making cosmetic restorations a more straight-forward process, or placing implants more safely, we benefit from these wonderful advancements in technology.
We would like to share with you a few dental technologies that we use at GK Dental.
Wirelss Intraoral Digital Scanner
The Trios wireless intraoral scanner takes digital images without the use of impression materials. This means there are fewer chances of re-taking impressions due to higher accuracy and ability of checking it right away. This also means more pleasant as it eliminates the mess and gagging associated with the goo of dental impression materials.
Laser cavity detector
Diagnodent is a revolutionary way to detect and find cavities. It uses diode laser to inspect the patient's teeth. The light-emitting device (655nm wavelength) is shined on the tooth and then gives a digital readout the dentist is able to use to detect decay. It is very useful in detecting cavities not detectable with an explorer or bitewing X-rays.
Soft Tissue Laser
Picasso Lite is a diode laser that can be used to perform a wide variety of treatments, including soft tissue shaping and removal. Bleeding is more controlled in laser procedures, thus lessening the need for sutures. Most importantly, lasers prevent bacterial infections by sterilizing the area and minimizing damage to the surrounding tissues.
Digital radiographs have revolutionized the way dental professionals are able to detect, diagnose, treat, and monitor oral conditions and diseases. The use of this revolutionary technology promotes radiation safety with the use of specialized plates that are more sensitive to X-ray beams, thus requiring 60 to 90 percent less radiation than traditional film. In addition, digital radiographs are environmentally friendly, because they eliminate chemical processing and disposal of lead foil and hazardous wastes.
3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental x-rays are not sufficient. This produces three dimensional (3D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone so that we can place implants safely, find missing nerve canals when doing root canal, and extract impacted teeth more predictably.
Digital Occlusal Analysis System
T-Scan is an objective assessment tool used to evaluate the occlusion of a patient. Unlike articulating paper (colored paper to check the bites) can only determine location, T-Scan can identify both force and timing, two of the most fundamental parameters for measuring occlusion. This helps protect crowns, bridges, implants and veneers from high forces. This also allows us to diagnose better for jaw pain due to unstable bites.