Great technology for better teeth
The world of dentistry has taken some giant leaps forward since the advent of the digital age. And the innovations in technology just keep on coming. Here at Northern Beaches Dental, your family dentist in Mackay, we keep a keen eye on the latest technological advances and do our best to bring you what we consider to be the most useful ones as quickly as possible.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect in the way of technology when you use us as your dentist in Mackay.
These have been around for a few years now so you are probably already familiar with them. They lower the risk of radiation for you and for us and are instant too.
Take a look inside your mouth with our intra-oral cameras. Get a dentist’s eye view of what your teeth, tongue, gums and cheeks look like. See your new fillings in place, check out your plaque levels. Makes looking at your mouth easier for us and way more interesting for you.
Goodbye messy putty impressions that we have to jam around your teeth, sometimes making you want to gag and wonder if you will suffocate before we remove it. Hello lovely digital scanner, which takes about two minutes to take hundreds of great pictures of your mouth and turn them into a 3D model in real time on a nearby screen. The great thing about digital scanners is we can pause the scan if you need to take a quick break. Also, scans are accurate all the time and easy to send to manufacturers of, say, braces, arriving in no time at all rather than several days later via the post like impressions do.
Magnifiers and microscopes
We can look into your mouth and see everything in up to 20 times more detail, making diagnosis and treatment a whole lot easier. So, if we are cleaning out an area of decay, we are far more able to know that we have taken away all the decayed tooth material.
Using us as your dentist in Mackay means better diagnosis and faster treatments.