Intraoral Camera -Source: Dürr Dental
3D Imaging - Source: J. Morita Europe GmbH
Digital Apex Locator - Source: J. Morita Europe GmbH
Cone beam 3D imaging is a breakthrough diagnostic technology in dentistry. The use of a cone shaped x-ray beam allows a dramatic reduction in the radiation dosage and the time needed for scanning.
Computer-Guided Implant Assessment and Placement
Utilizing guided bone surgery dental implants can be placed far more precisely to maximize success rates, reduce recovery times, minimize postsurgical trauma and ensure the ideal functional and aesthetic result. This technology makes it possible and safe to place implants without raising a flap, but eliminating postoperative pain and swelling. The same technology makes it possible to place teeth on your implants on the same day.
Digital radiography allows us to see your X-rays instantly and more accurately on our computer screen. Digital X-rays also mean you only receive less than a quarter of the radiation dose of standard X-rays. Besides they enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, precisely determine the bone level and assess the health of the bone. We have digital x-ray units in each of our three surgeries.
The intraoral camera is one of our best communication tools. We can use it to clearly show you exactly the condition of your teeth therefore you can partner with us in your treatment plan. The intraoral camera can also be utilized to diagnose dental conditions such as cracks, broken teeth, decaying areas and soft tissue diseases. We also use the photos as references for future appointments. This allows us to monitor your progress accurately and reduces the need for excessive dental treatment.
Dental optical loupes
At our dental practice we use optical loupes which enable us to be more accurate. This means we are able to conserve more healthy tooth as we are more selective in removing decay. The loupe - enlargements are extremely important in the field of root canal treatment as they allow us to see more so we know we have completely cleaned and debrided the inside of your tooth.
Nickel titanium rotary instruments
Made from an alloy of nickel and titanium these fine, specially developed instruments have greater flexibility and resistance to fracture when compared with stainless steel files. This enables them to remove harmful material and follow the intricate curvature of root canals to create the correct shape. The files are driven by a motor, which reduces the need for using hand-held instruments, resulting in predictable, efficient and rapid cleaning, reducing the time required for tooth preparation.
We use dental dams during endodontic procedures to create a safe operating environment and for filling treatments. A dental dam keeps the treated area dry and free of blood or saliva when placing a filling, so that the adhesive may bond efficiently, making the filling more durable. Furthermore it protects your tongue and gums from irritation and prevents the possibility of any materials or chemicals falling into your mouth or being ingested during treatment.
Digital Apex Locator
We utilize in our practice an electronic apex locator for every root canal treatment performed. The digital Apex Locator is an electronic device used in endodontics to determine the position of the apical foramen and thus detect the length of the root canal space. The apex of the root has a specific resistance to electrical current, and this is measured using a pair of electrodes typically hooked into the lip and attached to an endodontic file.
Air flow polishing
This innovative air flow sealing technique cleans and polishes the teeth with a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles. This method is far superior to traditional cleaning methods that use scraping which can be time-consuming and uncomfortable. Air flow polishing is the ideal way to remove the stains and discoloration caused by smoking or by drinking red wine, tea and coffee as it whitens teeth while thoroughly removing dental plaque. It can be used to clean and open fissures before sealing and is the best cleaning method to use before bonding. This highly efficient technique improves patient comfort by polishing without direct contact, pressure, heat or noise and is much superior to traditional cleaning treatments.
Use of Piezo-Surgery
We utilize piezosurgery technique in multiple surgical treatments. Piezosurgery allows clear-cut precise osteotomies to be performed in a clear bloodless field without the risk of damaging soft tissues and nerves. The use of piezo-surgery can reduce postoperative swelling and speed up the recovery process.
Dental microsurgical treatments are performed without using wide incisions that require pulling open the gum tissue, muscles and nerves for long periods of time. For this reason, it has a much lower level of pain and complications compared to conventional surgery. Dres. Müller are committed to applying microsurgery and microscopy to every phase of dental implant, periodontal and bone treatment procedures.