Technology improves the level of care that our Tamworth dentists provide for our patients. Improved efficiency, accuracy and results justify the investment our dentists put back into Oasis Smiles Dental.
You might not notice when we use the latest equipment during treatment, but you will notice that your smile looks and feels fantastic.
Here are some of the ways that modern dentistry allows us to provide world-class dentistry right here in Tamworth.
What is DentalMonitoring?
How does DentalMonitoring work?
DentalMonitoring is an AI-powered app that enables you to take weekly images of your teeth which will automatically and securely be sent to our practice. We will set you up with a DentalMonitoring account and you will receive your own DM ScanBox and DM Cheek Retractors. We will also guide you through the process of taking and uploading images of your teeth. Once images are captured, they are securely sent to us via the app and processed and organised for review. We’ll then match your images with your treatment plan, and if your teeth are tracking as they should, you won’t need to come in for a check-up. The app also functions as a communication platform where you can contact our team if you have any questions.
Benefits of DentalMonitoring
- You can have orthodontic treatment anywhere, including from the comfort of your own home
- You’ll have regular communication with our team for the duration of your treatment
Digital Dental X-Rays
As with digital photography, digital x-rays can be manipulated on monitors to adjust exposure and contrast for the most accurate image of conditions in their earliest stages.
Digital images are stored in the digital chart for easy comparison of bone levels and changes in tooth structure from one dental visit to the next.
We prioritise patient safety. Digital dental x-rays emit up to 80 per cent less radiation than traditional x-rays, making them among the safest for medical use.
3-D Cone Beam Technology
Capturing a three-dimensional image of the jawbone, joints, teeth and sinuses is invaluable when it comes to surgical procedures such as dental implant placement and extractions. Having a high-resolution, 3-D image provides our dentists with the information necessary to place dental implant screws in an ideal location with adequate bone to support the load of chewing.
In the case of dental extractions, 3-D cone beam images help our team identify curved roots and adjacent teeth that can impact how we proceed with extractions.
Not only do many patients find sticky impression paste distasteful, especially if they have a gag reflex that makes bulky impression material feel uncomfortable. Additionally, distortions, air bubbles and flaws in impression material can negatively impact the accuracy of a final restoration.
As an alternative, we use a 3-D scanner to capture the size and shape of the tooth to guide fabrication of accurate restorations that fit and function correctly.
Paper charts are difficult to navigate and leave personal information exposed. Digital records are securely stored on our servers under encryption. Having all of your dental information available at the click of a button makes for easy reference when it comes to updating medical history, comparing x-rays over time and periodontal charting to detect gum disease and recession.
Educating patients is an essential aspect of our core practice philosophy. Describing oral conditions verbally to our patients is only so effective, but showing actual photographs of the inside of the mouth using an intraoral camera allows patients to see exactly what we see.
Intraoral cameras also provide us with documentation for insurance claims and to share information with specialists.
Using laser energy to alter soft tissue provides a more comfortable solution over traditional surgery. Lasers both reshape and seal tissue, improving healing times and patient comfort.
Laser dentistry provides a solution for:
- Gingival sculpting
- Periodontal disease treatment
- Restoration prep
- Crown lengthening
- Tongue-tie surgery
- Treatment of cold sores and canker sores
Healing times are faster without stitches, and laser dentistry reduces downtime.
Various dental x-rays each serve a unique purpose. Unlike single tooth x-rays, panoramic x-rays show the entire smile, jaw joints, bone structure and biological landmarks such as sinuses and nerve location.
A panoramic x-ray moves around the head in just a few seconds and is often part of orthodontic treatment planning, extractions and dental implant surgery.
Televisions in Rooms
Life is busy. Setting aside a few moments for yourself to relax can be a challenge. While we look after your teeth and gums, we encourage you to relax and enjoy a favourite show or programme. Kids in particular love being able to watch movies while we clean and polish their teeth.