We offer some of the most modern dental equipment here at Preston House. These are chosen for your comfort and even more importantly, for your top quality care!
Our OPG X-rays are also in a digital format. With the latest software applications, one X-ray image allows your dentist to investigate many different aspects of your oral health.
At Preston House Dental we bring you the technique of digital x-rays that is less time consuming and convenient in comparison to traditional x-rays. No need to wait for x-rays developing; it’s on the screen immediately. The computer technique allows to zoom in and get a better and a clear picture of the problem area. Also, digital x-rays involve almost 90% less radiation than film type x-rays.
Our CT scanner is our latest state-of-the-art piece of equipment. We are the only practice in the area with a CT scanner. Patients can be sure to get the best insight in their oral health in order for them to make an informed decision.
Dental CT scans allow Dr. Visser to plan for complex dental procedures such a dental implant treatment with incredible precision and accuracy. This is an incredible help to those needing special care. It brings us much pleasure to be able to have this tool on hand.
Diagnostic dental CT scans are useful in the some of the following areas:
- To check a patient’s suitability for dental implants
- To check bone quality prior placement of dental implants.
- To find the most suitable area in the jaw bone to place a dental implant.
- To have a 3D view of the sinus cavities, to assess the need for sinus lifts.
An intra-oral camera is a small pen sized tool attached to a computer. It helps the dentist take a picture of the inside of the mouth of a patient and clearly show you the dental problem.
Gentle Cavity Care
Air abrasion is a drill-free technique that is being used to do small fillings. No numbing up is needed.
During air abrasion, an instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay. During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. These particles are made of aluminium oxide and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air that runs through the dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The particles of decay are then “suctioned” away.
Air abrasion is 100% safe.
Compared with the traditional drilling method, the advantages of air abrasion are many and include the following:
- Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure, or vibration.
- Air abrasion reduces the need for anaesthetic, particularly if the cavity is shallow.
- Air abrasion leaves much more of the healthy tooth tissue behind.
- Air abrasion leaves the working area relatively dry, which is an advantage during the placement of composite fillings.
- Air abrasion allows the dentist to treat multiple sites in the mouth during a single visit.
- The procedure is relatively simple and quick.
Air abrasion is not recommended for deep cavities. It is best suited for removing small cavities that form early on the surface of teeth.
Air abrasion is ideal for use in children and others who are fearful and have minimal decay.