We continuously invest in the very latest technology which has transformed our approach to dental care. We are proud to be a fully digital practice and at the forefront of this digital revolution.
The Trios 3 Shape scanner is simply incredible. We no longer have to take impressions!
The major benefits include:
We have invested in this highly sophisticated technology which allows:
and MUCH more!
The future of dentistry is here at Progressive Dentistry.
We have recently invested in a state of the art cone beam CT scanner or CBCT unit.
Dental Cone Beam Tomography is a specialised type of x-ray that provides more information than conventional dental x-rays. This computerised scan uses advanced technology to generate three-dimensional images.
The main advantages include:
CBCT scans are commonly used to:
We no longer need to refer to an outside clinic or hospital for CBCT scans saving valuable time and money. The cost of a CBCT dental scan is £125 for a sectional scan and £150 for a full arch scan.
One of most recent additions to the practice is the CJ Optik dental microscope. The level of magnification allows for superb visualisation of the entire mouth not just a single tooth which is the case for most dental microscopes.
With advanced LED lighting, even the most difficult to see areas can be viewed in great detail which is especially important in root canal treatments where every micron counts.
The microscope also has significant uses in restorative dentistry such as locating cracks, analysing dental crown, bridge and veneer margins, filling seals, implant placements and much more. After all, if we cannot see, we cannot treat!
This high tech tool helps us find decay in areas which are not visible to the eye or seen on dental X-Rays. The early detection of this will mean that any decay found can be easily eliminated, and often without anaesthetic. This will help prevent more serious problems in the future along with highlighting potential areas of decay.
By adopting a prevention programme, we can prevent or even reverse the first signs of decay. The benefits are astounding, prevention or early intervention means non invasive treatment!
Digital X-Ray system: We use the most up to date digital X-Ray equipment, which means that we can achieve a reduction of up to 90% in radiation. There is also no need for toxic chemicals required for developing as the images appear directly onto the computer screen, which allows clear and in depth analysis.
Intra Oral Camera and Video: the Sopro 717 and Sopocare intra oral cameras allows us to take close up digital images of your teeth, which appear directly on the computer screen. This allows you to see areas that were never previously visible and gives a greater understanding of your treatment.
The Sopocare camera allows us to detect early tooth decay and gum inflammation using incredible autofluoresence technology; after all, prevention is better than cure!
We can also take video footage which is particularly helpful in analysing your bite.
We are now able to plan dental implants on a software package from CT scans. This means that the results are predictable and guides can be made from the planning process to eliminate any guesswork and ensure the best position for the implants.