We utilise the latest personal and professional equipment to make sure your visit to Progressive Dental is as comfortable for you as possible, and to ensure you get the best treatment available. All patients have the option of a vibrating neck cushion to ease aching muscles, and personal CD or DVD player with headphones which will make your visit even more entertaining (and less stressful).
Our professional dental technology includes:
This is a machine which will two dimensional panoramic dental X-ray of both your lower and upper jaw. Its full name is an orthopantomogram, and is also sometimes called a panorex. The whole process is faster than a cone beam, but doesn’t show as much detail.
Sometimes called a Cone Beam, this device takes hundreds of distinct images as the scanner revolves around your head. Those images are then fed into special software which reconstructs a three dimensional image of your jaw. Cone beams are very important in treatment planning if you’re looking at dental implants. Because the images are of such high quality and so detailed, they’re also useful in endodontic treatment, orthodontics and other treatments as well.
This is a system that creates porcelain crowns or veneers using precise scanning and milling technologies. This system allows us to offer the very best type of restoration. Porcelain is known to be the most aesthetic hard wearing material available when it comes to restoring a broken down tooth or improving a less than perfect smile.
Intra Oral Camera
Ever wanted to see what your dentist sees? An intraoral camera can magnify and display areas of concern inside your mouth. Still images can be stored so that we can compare changes at each of your examinations; they can also be printed and emailed if necessary.
The VELscope (Visually Enhance Lesion Scope) is a tool used in the screening of oral cancer. The VELscope works by shining a safe, bright blue light into the oral cavity to identify oral abnormalities. The screen takes roughly two minutes to complete.
When viewed through the VELscope filters, healthy tissue in the mouth shines as a green colour. Suspicious tissue appears as a dark, misshaped patch. When suspicious tissue is found, your dentist will ask you a series of questions to determine if the patch could be harmless (eg. a burn from hot food). If no reason can be found for the abnormal patch your dentist may suggest that you be examined again with a follow up screen in two to three weeks. At this time if the suspicious tissue has not improved in appearance, your dentist may suggest that you see a specialist for a biopsy.