The changes created in recent years in dental technology make it possible to provide care for patients in our Surrey-Guildford location. Today, we can deliver results using procedures for everything from general dentistry to cosmetic treatments. The benefits of using technology in a dental clinic are readily seen as patients receive results and treatment planning that restores bite functionality and the appearance of their smiles more readily. Many of these changes enable patients to take a more active role in the planning process for their dental care.
Dental Technology: Intraoral Cameras
The use of intraoral cameras leads to results and treatment planning for patients in need of dental procedures. Small enough to fit comfortably into a patient’s mouth, an intraoral camera allows a dentist to view areas of the mouth that cannot be seen clearly without the use of this device. Images from the camera can be viewed on the flat screens within our operatory, enabling both patient and dentist to discuss what is going on inside the patient’s mouth.
Dental Technology: Digital X-rays
Unlike traditional x-rays, digital versions can easily be shared with the patient using computer monitors. Dental technology has made it possible for our Surrey-Guildford dentists to show patients exactly what it is they are referring to when discussing their teeth and gums. As a result, patients can see why our dentist recommends certain procedures. Digital x-rays use less radiation than traditional ones, so the patients are kept safer. One of the benefits of using digital x-rays is that they can often provide detection of problems with dentition.
Dental Technology: VELscope
A specialized device styled to fit easily within a dentist’s hand, the VELscope is used to assist in detecting abnormal changes within a patient’s mouth. In particular, this piece of equipment is used to help the dentist find unhealthy soft tissue changes within the mouth before they become difficult to treat. The benefits of using such a device give the patient a better chance of recovery from problematic growths within the oral cavity.
Dental Technology: iTero Scan
iTero scanners are used to create 3D digital versions of traditional dental impressions. The technology is less invasive than traditional methods for treatment planning and creating dental appliances. iTero scanners are often used in dental practices that offer Invisalign aligners.
Dental Technology: Digital Patient Files
Everyone’s time is valuable, and digital patient files streamline a patient’s visit to our dental facility in Surrey-Guildford. Instead shuffling paper files and folders to locate necessary patient information, our staff is able to access this information quickly and easily on one of our office computers. Digital patient files simplify the search and review of important dental and/or medical information, helping to treat patients. Today, dentists can easily add information to existing files, ensuring that each patient’s record is up to date. Additionally, digital access simplifies the transfer of records.