Technology & Laboratory
We have an onsite dental laboratory where we can produce certain types of appliances including implant bridge work for All-on-4® same day restorations.
Intra-Oral & Extra-Oral Cameras
Our dentists and hygienists utilise camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is very small and in some cases, just a few millimeters long. This technology 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 a better diagnosis and a clear visual explanation of the problem which is present.
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images on our computer system to provide a permanent record of treatments. These treatments can be printed for you or your referring dentist. Extra-oral cameras are used to provide a permanent record before and after treatments and to assist in the communication between the dentist and the dental technician.
Digital Radiography & Imaging
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 with up to 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 images are also stored on our computer system to provide a permanent record.
We also have two cone beam CT scanners which provide 3 Dimensional imaging. Our latest one can produce scans of small areas of the mouth which reduces the radiation dose.
Operating Loupes and Microscopes
When required, our dentists use magnifying optical loupes or a microscope to enhance the precision of patient care. The modern operating microscope is unparalleled in its ability to provide an intensely illuminated and magnified image when carrying out surgery or endodontics (root canal treatment). We can apply microscopic examination methods and microsurgical techniques in dental care, ensuring optimum diagnosis and treatment.
Many patients ask if it is possible to replace their "silver" or "black" fillings with a material that is tooth coloured. This is nearly always possible, and thanks to an amazing technique employed by our dentists, near-perfect tooth restoration is a reality.
Ceramic (porcelain) inlays can be manufactured in one visit at Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry with the CEREC 3D system and have the potential for beautiful aesthetics, wear resistance and harmony with the natural tissues. This is state of the art technology.