Here is some of the technology we use in our Central Hong Kong dental surgery to assist in treatment and diagnosis.
3-D CBCT Imaging
Cone beam computed tomography provides 3-D imaging to assist on a variety of procedures including endodontics (root canal treatment), dental implant placement, and oral surgery such as extractions, jaw treatments, and evaluation of bone.
Panoramic x-rays use an x-ray unit that moves around the head to capture a full mouth view of the lower head. Panoramic images are used in surgical planning, bone evaluation, jaw joint diagnosis, and wisdom teeth evaluations.
Soft tissue lasers are beneficial in many types of gum surgeries including:
- Periodontal treatment
- Gingival sculpting
Laser dentistry can also be used in preparation for dental crowns and veneers.
Intraoral cameras are small hand-held cameras that capture high-resolution images of single teeth or certain areas of the mouth. In addition to the use of monitoring oral conditions, intraoral cameras provide us a way to show patients what our dentists see when they look inside the mouth.
Dental microscopes make it possible for our dentists to see the smallest details of the teeth and gums. Microscopes often assist in root canal treatment and restorative dentistry.
Digital Intraoral Radiographs
Intraoral radiographs, also known as x-rays, assist in the diagnosis of common dental conditions such as decay, infection, fractures, and bone loss. Because we use digital technology, our dentists can manipulate the images by zooming in to see greater detail.
Rather than gooey impression paste, our intraoral scanner captures 3-D images of teeth and bone for use in therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. This technology can also help in the design and manufacture of dental crowns and other dental restorations.
In-Office Teeth Bleaching
For patients who want whiter teeth fast, our in-office teeth bleaching system can reduce stains in about one hour. Many patients choose to continue whitening at home with our custom take-home teeth whitening kit.