Maintaining modern equipment and updating our skills through continuing education is an essential aspect of our commitment to our patients to consistently deliver the finest dentistry possible. Our Randwick dentists invest in technology to improve our patients’ experience and provide optimal outcomes.
Here are a few of the ways we utilise dental technology at Randwick Dental Care.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Using digital sensors, which replace individual films, we capture high-resolution images used for the diagnosis of a variety of oral conditions. Digital x-rays are instantly available for you and your Randwick dentist to review on treatment room monitors. We store digital x-rays in your digital records for easy review and comparison.
Your safety is important to us. Digital x-rays emit up to 80 per cent less radiation than traditional film radiographs.
Rather than loose films and bits of paper that could go missing, we safely store your dental information and digital x-rays on a secure server in our clinic. Not only does this protect your personal information and your privacy, but it also makes it possible to quickly compare charts from one visit to the next conveniently within our patient rooms.
Each type of x-ray serves a specific purpose and provides a unique view of teeth or bone levels to assist with treatment planning and diagnosis. Panoramic x-rays show a complete picture of the teeth, jawbones, jaw joints and even biological landmarks such as sinuses.
We use panoramic x-rays to evaluate the jaw joints, plan dental implant surgery, assess wisdom teeth for extraction and to monitor bone levels.
Root canal treatment boasts many improvements over the last couple of decades, and we have advancements in endodontic technology to thank. Rather than small, handheld files, titanium rotary instruments clean the root canals more efficiently and safely for improved patient comfort and less time in the chair.
Televisions in Rooms
It seems like life keeps getting busier, which is why we encourage our patients to relax while we look after their smiles. Televisions in our treatment rooms allow you to watch your favourite programmes and provide a welcome distraction for people who experience dental anxiety.
We emphasise patient education and providing accurate information so that patients can choose their treatment options confidently. Intraoral cameras make it possible to show patients exactly what our dentists see inside the mouth.
Rather than relying on verbal descriptions, patients can review high-resolution images of cracked teeth, gum recession and worn enamel with our dentists privately in our patient rooms.
3-D Cone Beam CBCT Imaging
Sometimes, having a 3-D view of teeth and bone structures can impact how we organise treatment plans. When planning dental implant surgery, identifying the ideal location for placement of the implant screw can make surgery more successful and predictable. CBCT imaging makes it possible for your dentist to identify any sinuses or other biological landmarks that can impact your dental implant placement.
For extractions and wisdom teeth, pre-planning using 3-D images sometimes results in faster, more comfortable surgeries due to the high-resolution imaging that shows root locations within the jawbone.
Digital Scanner and CAD/CAM Technology
Avoid messy impressions with digital scanner technology. Rather than cumbersome trays, we digitally scan the tooth or teeth and upload it into our software system. Our CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacture) allows us to make restorations like dental crowns and veneers in our dental clinic in a single appointment.