The Dentists, Alford & Collins make use of the latest technologies to provide leading dental treatments at our clinic in Subiaco. These state-of-the-art diagnostic tools reduce waiting times and allow our practitioners to make the most informed decisions regarding dental treatments.
Here is an overview of the technologies we use.
These compact cameras offer clear, real-time views inside a patient’s mouth. They are used by dentists to make informed diagnoses and plan treatments, and images can be shown to patients to illustrate their oral health conditions in greater detail than simply using a mirror.
Low dose digital x-rays
X-rays of the teeth and jaw are an essential part of a dental diagnosis, and modern digital x-rays operate at significantly lower radiation levels than older models. Digital x-rays offer instant access to detailed images of a patient’s mouth, allowing dentists to discuss their treatment plans with the patient and to spot issues such as abscesses and cysts that would otherwise be difficult to detect.
OPG x-rays offer a clear view of every individual tooth by presenting the upper and lower rows of teeth as flat planes, including teeth that have not yet grown or are impacted below the gums. These x-rays are highly effective for illustrating the condition of individual teeth to patients and recommending treatments such as extractions, fillings, crowns and bridges.
This innovative CAD/CAM system captures accurate 3D images of a patient’s mouth and is used in the production of dental implants, veneers and crowns. Using the Planmeca PlanScan intraoral device and CAD computer software, our dentists can produce crowns and inlays during a single visit, avoiding the waiting time that used to be involved with dental prosthetics.