It is important to both Dr Sean How and Dr Shal Main Chan to stay on the leading edge of dentistry because our patients rely on them to provide the most accurate and advanced dentistry possible.
Investing in the latest technology is an investment in you and your smile. In many cases, the latest equipment and techniques will give you more efficient and comfortable dentistry in both our Korumburra and Inverloch locations.
Here is some of the latest technology you will see at your next dental appointment.
Digital X-Rays and Sensors
The days of the darkroom are over, at least where the dental clinic is concerned. We use high-resolution digital x-rays to capture detailed images of the teeth and bone. Dr How and Dr Chan can enlarge, adjust exposure and improve contrast to identify any dental conditions earlier than ever before.
Our patients appreciate that digital dental x-rays emit up to 80 per cent less radiation than traditional film x-rays. Your safety is important to us.
3-D Cone Beam Imaging
Traditional x-rays only provide us with a two-dimensional view of teeth, bone and joints. By using 3-D cone beam technology to plan for the surgical placement of dental implants and to plan for dental extractions, we have a full picture to contribute to precise planning and treatment.
3-D cone beam imaging also assists in orthodontic planning and evaluation of jaw joint function.
Until the digital age, patient charts were stored in folders that could be damaged, lost or destroyed.
Digital records keep all of your vital information in a single location for convenience and are securely protected by encryption. Dr How and Dr Chan can compare records over time to monitor changes in oral health at the click of a button.
One of the chief complaints from patients with dental anxiety is that the sounds of the dental clinic put them on edge. Electric handpieces are quieter and produce less vibration. They also make treatment more efficient, which means less time in the chair.
If you have ever tried to look at your own teeth, you know it is nearly impossible to see them accurately in the mirror. Our intraoral camera records a high-resolution image of individual teeth or a specific area within the mouth that Dr How and Dr Chan can display on our treatment room screens for you to see. By providing this valuable information and helping you see exactly what our dentists see, you can make an informed choice regarding the future of your smile.
Replacing traditional surgical gum procedures with laser dentistry makes periodontal treatment more comfortable with faster healing than ever before. Laser light energy simultaneously alters and seals gum tissue for the following types of procedures:
- Periodontal disease surgery
- Gingival sculpting and reshaping
- Tongue-tie treatment
- Marginal tissue prep for restorations
Laser dentistry is the most precise way to manage oral tissues and can even reduce the time it takes for cold sores and canker sores to heal.
Small, precision titanium tips on rotary instruments improve root canal treatment by shortening the overall treatment time and reducing complications that cause treatment to fail.
Rotary instruments clean out tooth canals gently and with less vibration than outdated traditional endodontic files.
Televisions in Rooms
Life is busy and enjoying yourself might seem like a luxury, but that is exactly what we want you to do while we look after your smile. Relax, sit back and choose a favourite programme or movie to pass the time during your procedure.
We take extraoral photographs for general consultations to be used as a photographic guide when showing patient's the condition of their teeth and may also be used as an illustration of the procedures we can do.