3Shape Trios® intraoral scanner
Say goodbye to messy dental impressions! The Trios® intraoral scanner is one more way we ensure you have the best quality dental care. Traditionally, dental impressions have required that we take a physical impression of your mouth that is then sent to a lab to create your crowns, appliances, and clear aligners, but not anymore. The digital scans are much more accurate, they are environmentally friendly and patient friendly (no more gagging). Our dentists are able to better monitor your oral health for example gum recession and wearing down of teeth due to erosion and grinding. Dr Mark Bowes is a Key Opinion Leader for Trios®.
Tekscan™ T-scan™ occlusal analysis system
This dental scan device gives our dentists accurate 2D and 3D representations of bite forces complete with timing information relative to dental occlusion. This valuable information is needed to easily determine and restore the perfect balance of the patient’s bite. Our dentists can detect potential problems with the bite, which can be related to muscular skeletal issues in the neck and back. The T-scan™ can also show potential areas for tooth fracture.
Orthophos® SL dental cone beam/ 3D scans
Enamel Dentistry has always been at the forefront of dental innovation, we are delighted to be able to offer 3D X-rays using our Orthophos® SL 3D machine.
This is a state-of-the-art dental scanner and is used by the cosmetic dental surgeons, Dr Mark Bowes and Dr Sheryl Smithies for Digital Smile Design cases, implant and restorative cases. It is also used by the Endodontist for root canal treatments. Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of X-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial X-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. Cone beam CT has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to conventional CT.
Electro Medical Systems (EMS) Guided Biofilm Therapy
Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is the systematic, predictable solution for dental biofilm management in professional prophylaxis. Using state of the art AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW® and PIEZON® technologies, it is proven by scientific evidence.
Guided Biofilm Therapy consists of treatment protocols based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment in order to achieve optimal results. The treatment is given in the least invasive way, with the highest level of comfort, safety and efficiency.
Guided Biofilm Therapy includes Oral Hygiene Instructions plus patient education and motivation to maintain natural teeth and implants for as long as possible. With GBT you are opting for the ‘gold standard’ in professional prophylactic treatment.
As patients become aware how preventive oral care can reduce the need for expensive restorative work, the more they will demand dental practices to make the latest technological developments and procedures available. We are accredited with the Swiss Dental Academy.
The laser is a very precise and powerful tool used to correct gum levels, treat gum disease and stop bleeding. As the beam is highly focused it causes much less trauma, post-operative swelling and discomfort than conventional treatments. We use the highest independently rated laser system imported from the USA.
With a microscope, dental procedures can be performed more accurately and reliably using variable and adjustable magnification. This will increase the following:
Magnified Image – Microscopes provide 3 x to 30 x magnification with the ability to change views with a simple turn of a dial. Microscopes offer a deeper depth of field view and a wider field of view than traditional dental loupes.
Increased Precision – The increased magnification allows the endodontist to access small, narrow canal opening without unnecessarily removing tooth structure. Debris that must be removed from the root canal before filling the root canal space is also more easily identified.
Improved Illumination – When magnification is used, the available light is spread out and the image appears darker. To compensate for this, an LED light is mounted directly on the microscope head and provides a bright, white light.
Improved Visualisation – Endodontists can only treat what they can see. The microscope lens can be placed directly over the patient’s mouth without any additional discomfort.
As part of your smile journey, we will capture videos of you as well as digital photographs. The videos help the dentists to assess your smile whilst you are in motion and acting naturally – rather than depending on still photography where a smile is often staged. This is an important step in Digital Smile Design, as we will take videos during your mock–up (test drive appointment) and you will be able to visualise yourself with your new smile.
A digital photograph of your smile is taken at the consultation and manipulated on-screen using a specially designed graphics program. Your direct feedback as the design develops allows us to create and refine the image of your ideal smile in front of your eyes. We take great care to show you only predictable results.
The state-of-the-art digital platform for local anesthesia, The Wand® Computer Assisted Anesthesia System replaces the painful and ineffective injections of the past, that were responsible for many dental phobias. This local anesthesia delivery system combined with precise and gentle techniques enables us to keep discomfort and stress levels to an absolute minimum.
The Velopex® Aquacare Twin uses air abrasion to perform a variety of pain free minimally invasive dental treatments. One of the many advantages of air abrasion is that the patient doesn’t hear any noise or feel any vibration. Air abrasion works like a tiny sandblaster. Compressed air and an abrasive powder wear decay off your tooth. The procedure is relatively simple and quick.