We are committed to bringing the latest
technology in dentistry to the Blue Mountains.
The biggest advance in dental technology that can help all patients is a dental microscope that helps the dentist to see both disease and the treatment in more detail. Small fractures which can be missed with normal vision and x-rays may be seen with our microscope which magnifies the tooth up to twelve times. The microscope is more comfortable for our patients than a normal dental light, as the light does not shine into the patient's eyes making it a far more relaxing experience.
For detailed work not requiring the microscope, our dentists wear special magnifying glasses to see the teeth more clearly.
This type of camera allows our patients to see their own teeth on a TV screen. This is especially good for children, as they can see their teeth being checked by the dentist. We can also print photos for children so they can take them home to show for news or to their friends and family. Patients can be shown what the dentist sees which helps them to understand what treatment is recommended and why.
This type of x-ray carries up to 1/12 the radiation dose of a normal film x-ray. It records images to a computer which processes the image and can be enhanced to make the diagnosis of dental problems easier.
Our panoramic x-rays are also digital and are taken on the premises so we can get results straight away and our patients do not have to queue at the radiographers. They have a much lower radiation dose than those x-rays taken off premises.
This technology has revolutionised porcelain fillings and crowns. For many patients having a crown or filling means two appointments, lots of gooey impressions and a three week wait. Any of these temporary fillings may come loose and become sensitive or may even fall off.
With CEREC technology, ceramic restorations that match the colour of your teeth can be created and fitted in just one visit. We begin the process by taking a 3D image of the tooth cavity with a tiny camera. Once captured, the image is projected onto a screen. This image then programs a diamond coated milling machine to perfectly carve the restoration from a small ceramic block (all while you sit back and relax). Once the restoration has been carved the treatment resumes as the restoration is fitted and bonded. Once fitted, it is polished for a smooth and natural feel. The perfectly bonded porcelain ensures long life, maximum strength and a natural look for the tooth.
In the past, root canal work has had a terrible reputation, however, modern isolation techniques keep infected teeth sterile and isolated from other teeth during treatment. The use of an apex locator enables the dentist to know where they are inside the tooth. Pain-free root canal work is just another normal part of dentistry today.