Here’s what you need to know…
Technology has changed the face of many different industries, including dentistry. There are a variety of benefits associated with adopting dental technologies.
Dental practices benefit because they can correct oral health problems more quickly and accurately, with fewer risks. And patients benefit because they too can have treatments performed more quickly, with greater precision, lower risk of complications and usually less discomfort. Recovery times can be faster following procedures performed with dental technologies too.
At IKON Dental Specialists, we understand just how valuable dental technologies can be, and we have invested in some of the latest, cutting edge dental technologies currently available.
CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography.
A CBCT scanner is a state-of-the-art scanning machine that can produce detailed, high resolution 3D images of your teeth, gums and jaw.
CBCT scanners are invaluable in cases where patients require fairly complex dental treatments, including surgery. The images are extremely detailed and stored digitally, enabling them to be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment, as well as planning it. Some of the dental issues that may require a patient to have a CBCT scan include:
CBCT scans are minimally invasive and use the lowest possible radiation dose making them suitable for most patients. Using CBCT images can also dramatically reduce the level of risk associated with any dental procedure.
X-rays are a fairly common diagnostic test in dentistry and are important since a large proportion of teeth are below the gum line.
Digital x-rays are a newer and more efficient way of carrying out assessments on the teeth and jaw.
Using digital x-rays, your IKON dentist can plan your care and any treatments that are needed more effectively, and this will help improve your outcome and patient experience. For example, if you have an infected tooth, x-rays could help us to visualise the extent of the infection, plan the root canal and then ensure that all infection is thoroughly removed during the treatment, making it more effective.
Trios intraoral scanners are advanced handheld dental scanners that has changed the way in which we approach and provide dental treatments.
This is because the Trios scanner enables us to take comprehensive and highly accurate impressions of your teeth digitally.
There are a range of benefits associated with the use of a Trios scanner, including:
Trios scanning makes planning dental treatment and seeing how your treatment is progressing simple. Images are even taken in real colour, which makes it easier for our labs to ensure that your restoration is made exactly to your size and shade specifications, meaning it will look as natural as possible.
Waterlase is an award-winning, cutting edge dental laser technology that is designed to offer precision treatment in a gentle and minimally invasive way.
Waterlase combines water, air and laser dentistry to perform everything from root canal treatment to gum recontouring. This enables you to avoid noisy and uncomfortable drilling, scalpels and other conventional dental tools.
There are many benefits associated with Waterlase including:
Some of the dental treatments where Waterlase can be used include:
Your IKON dentist will be able to advise you if your procedure can be carried out using Waterlase laser technology.
The Epic X from BIOLASE is the most technologically-advanced everyday dental laser currently available.
Our IKON dental team will be happy to answer any questions that you have about any of the technologies that we offer.
The Epic X can be used to perform frenectomies, abscess drainage and removal, pulpotomies, crown lengthening, gum reshaping, biopsy and tumour removal, removal of diseased dental tissues, implant placement and more.
Topical heating elevates tissue temperature within the mouth. This provides temporary relief from minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness, specifically related to temporomandibular joint problems
Epic X can be used to activate the bleaching materials in teeth whitening procedures.
Using the Epic X handheld laser system, IKON dentists can deliver treatment with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.
If you would like to find out more about any of the dental technologies listed here, please don’t hesitate to contact our award-winning dental team at our Ealing dental practice by calling 020 8997 2888.
Manesh Bose came highly recommended to me, now I can see why and want to pass on the recommendation to others. He carried out my dental procedures with expertise, and a caring reassuring manner. He followed up with calls to make sure all was how it should be. On top of this, the amazingly helpful and friendly team working with Manesh made me feel that the 2 hours it would take me to get to my appointments from work was worth every second.