Our dentists utilise intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. In some cases, an intraoral camera is just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our clinicians to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images on our computer system to provide a permanent record of services. These treatments can be printed for you, other dentists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.
Digital x-rays expose patients to 50-90% less radiation than the old technique of using x-ray film.
Other benefits are that they produce an image of superb quality that the dentist can view instantaneously on a computer monitor. This helps with accurate diagnosis and reduces treatment time.
The Gold Standard in Dental X-Rays
We are delighted to be able to offer our patients the most advanced dental radiographic system currently available – 3D Cone Beam Tomography. Our Cone Beam X ray machine is basically a mini CAT-Scan machine for teeth and jaws, which provides a digital three dimensional view of what lies beneath your teeth and gums.
A digital x-ray scanner is mounted on a rotating arm that circles your head. As it rotates, the x-ray is projected in a carefully controlled, cone shaped beam through you and onto an image intensifier sensor. The resulting images are displayed on a computer screen allowing our dentists to see – in 360° - undistorted, virtual, rotating models of your oral anatomy.
The major benefit of 3D Cone Beam scanning is that it gives us the ability to discriminate between different types of tissue. A major limitation of traditional 2D x-rays is the inability to differentiate between the many different types of tissue in the mouth – like bones, nerves, soft tissue etc. Cone Beam CT scans give a much more accurate image of your mouth and skull, enabling our dentists to create a precise treatment plan based on your personal anatomy. This is especially useful in the placing of implants.
At Cedar Clinic, we are dedicated to providing the latest technology to ensure that the dental procedures we provide are as safe and predictable as possible. The introduction of state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam Technology ensures that we remain at the forefront of delivering the ultimate in patient care.
What is "CEREC?"
"CEREC" stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
Chairside means our dentists can provide your crown or inlay treatment in just one visit. While you sit comfortably, an image of your tooth is scanned into a computer, specially designed for this purpose. Using advanced digital technology, your crown or inlay is designed to your tooth's precise specifications.
Economical means just that! CEREC crowns and inlays are your most affordable way to an amazing smile.
Esthetic means.simply beautiful! (We apologise for the American spelling!)
Ceramics refers to the material used in the CEREC system. Not only are ceramics more attractive than other materials (such as metal); they are also extremely strong, making them the material of choice for attractive, long-lasting results.
How does the procedure work?
That's it! No messy impressions, no temporary crowns, no multiple appointments. In fact, the whole procedure will probably take little more than an hour.
Thanks to our mastery of the CEREC approach, many of our patients have saved a significant amount time and money while gaining a long-lasting, beautiful smile. Find out if you can achieve the same results. Contact our clinic today.
When you attend our clinic, you are assured that our dentists and staff utilise the latest technology to enhance the quality of care and treatment you experience.
Magnifying optical loupes (worn like a pair of spectacles) allow for a greater degree of precision in both diagnosis and treatment.
The modern operating microscope is unparalelled in its ability to provide an intensely illuminated and magnified image of the inside of a tooth. Such capabilities allow our endodontist to see the very finest details of the tooth's structure, details which are simply not visible to the naked eye or to other magnifying aides such as dental loupes.
The use of the operating microscope allows our endododontist to apply microscopic examination methods and microsurgical techniques in dental care, ensuring optimum diagnosis and treatment.
The clinic is fully computerised using the EXACT System from Software of Excellence. With over 20 years' experience in the dental market, Software of Excellence has developed into a world leader in providing practice management solutions
The EXACT system ensures we provide an efficient service to our patients by giving us instant access to all patient records, including appointments, medical history, referrals and letters as well as past and present treatment including digital x-rays.