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    At ToothCare, we are committed to using the latest technology and procedures in dentistry to ensure you get the high quality dental treatment. Some of the advanced instruments and technologies used in ToothCare are:

    OPG:

    An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face, which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted. An OPG may also reveal problems with the jawbone and the joint which connects the jawbone to the head, called the temporo-mandibular joint or TMJ. An OPG may be requested by your dentist for the planning of orthodontic treatment, for assessment of wisdom teeth or for a general overview of the teeth and the bone which supports the teeth.

    Non-impression Dentistry (TRIOS CAMERA):

    Trios Camera is one of our new toys where the dentist scans the teeth after a crown preparation for an accurate impression, optimal teeth shade with the help of its high definition camera. That means no more messy impressions and wrong shade of your crown and bridge. Talk to our dentist to know more about it!

    ZOOM teeth whitening:

    Zoom is one of the in chair bleaching techniques widely used around theworld to lighten discolouration of teeth. Tooth discolouration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola, red wine or even from smoking. Before deciding whether Zoom in-office teeth whitening is right for you, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health and as well talk to you about your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from whitening. During your consultation and evaluation, your dentist also will note existing dental work, such as crowns, veneers which will NOT respond to conventional whitening agent.

    Digital X-rays:

    Dental x-rays are essential, diagnostic tools that provide information not visible during a dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden problems and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

    Unlike traditional x-ray films we have been using the digital sensors for x-rays which need very minimal exposure time and the image is transferred to the computer directly so the results are instant. This results in time efficiency as we bypass chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images on the computer.

    The frequency at which dental x-rays should be taken will be decided by the dentist depending on your condition and oral hygiene. There is a variation in the type and the number of x-rays needed by the dentist. For example a new patient needs a full set of x-rays for future reference and comparison; on the other hand the dentist might need a full mouth x-ray (OPG) for wisdom teeth. Please feel free to ask the dentist for further information specific to your situation.

    Intra Oral Camera & Monitor:

    In the wake of improving diagnostic ability we have an intra-oral camera which can take high resolution pictures with which extent of caries, cracks etc. can be detected. The camera’s unique lenses will work as a human eye to take pictures from very close distance from the oral structures to produce a computerized, clear and detailed image.

    The imaging will instill confidence in our patients as they can see evidence to the discussed treatment. The images are used by our dentists constantly to educate patients where ever necessary to inspire confidence. We have seen an increase in our patient’s understanding regarding treatment with regular use of intra-oral cameras.

    Onsite Mini Lab:

    Having an in-house mini laboratory allows us to cater quicker and achieve better results to the patient’s denture emergencies like broken dentures or relining for a better fit. This also allows us to provide more efficient services such as chair side adjustments of mouth guards and teeth whitening trays. This produces a top quality job for the patient, and reduces delivery time between the laboratory and dental surgery in cases of trauma emergencies to give temporary replacements till permanent fixtures. This is particularly important as patient is not without a denture for a long period of time given the absence of a fully equipped lab in Charters Towers.

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