Savanah 2017-02-08 07:12
icxngsihn 2017-01-16 09:23
The Advantages of an Intraoral Camera
The dental explorer is said to have an accuracy of about 25%, and traditional radiographs have been reported to be about 68% accurate, but the tooth structure has to undergo enough damage for the lesion to become visible and by that time the patient is definitely getting a filling. These traditional lesion detection modalities are simply not capable of spotting small, early pathologies. But new technologies are now available to help clinicians locate and quantify potential problems in the gingival tissues as well as the teeth.
Of course clinically identifying an issue is just the first step. A patient must understand the trouble and consent to treatment, and one of the best tools to get patients engaged emotionally with their oral health care is an wireless intraoral camera. When a patient can see a problem, he or she becomes more emotionally involved in the situation and engaged with finding a solution. With these patients the dental team doesn’t have to sell the patient on a treatment, they only need to find a time in the schedule to restore the problem and a financial plan that works for the patient.
While there are options for lesion detection and intraoral imaging, only a handful are able to combine both technologies into a single device the way ACTEON has with the SoproCARE intraoral camera system. The SoproCARE combines the imaging prowess of a top intraoral camera with unique diagnostic illumination modes that can help identify suspected carious lesions or evaluate periodontal health.
When capturing intraoral images, it helps to have flexibility so you are able to get the specific shot you need for the case at hand. When using the SoproCARE I’m able to choose from four magnification levels so I can shoot an extraoral patient portrait or smile, or intraorally capture a full arch, a single tooth or even fine detail on a tooth surface.
Many intraoral cameras can do that, but with a combination system I can also switch to a diagnostic setting and in the case of the SoproCARE I can use 450 nm blue LED wavelength which makes potential carious lesions stand out from the healthy tooth structure in a way that is easy for not just a clinician but also for a patient to see and understand. With the SoproCARE this extra diagnostic capability goes even further with a periodontal screening setting that can provide images to help patients understand the periodontal issues discovered by their hygienists.
These diagnostic capabilities make this type of enhanced intraoral camera a more effective clinical tool, but like all intraoral cameras it still needs to be easy to use with a convenient capture button or foot pedal, plug and play USB connectivity, and imaging software compatibility.
icxngsihn 2016-12-30 09:09
Mini dental implants for full dentures in Anchorage
Mini dental implants are a further refinement among the implants. The smaller versions are similarly designed and structured as standard implants and are seen as a revolution in the dental world. Mini dental implants are those implants, which measure 0.6 cm or lesser in radius.
Dentists at many of the Alaska denture clinics are advising their patients to opt for these smaller dental implants owing to the several benefits that they offer. The mini dental implants render the same advantages as that of a regular implant and come at half the price(dental implant motor). The treatment costs therefore are reduced to half. Owing to their size, they occupy less space in the mouth and do not interfere with the general functioning of the mouth. Another significant advantage of these implants is that they can be inserted directly in the jaws without using any surgical means. The dentist simply injects a local anesthesia during the insertion of the implant.
The mini implants also permit the insertion of the dental corrective devices like crowns as soon as the implantation process is done. This is in total contrast to the normal dental implants, which required a minimum ninety days before any dental part could be inserted. This helps in saving the time for both the dentist and the patient since he can get his dentures fixed on the same day.
The bone holding the root and the teeth together is known as alveolar bone. When a tooth is removed, the alveolar bone is reabsorbed and dissolves. If there is significant loss of this bone, the insertion of the standard implants requires the grafting of bones to that portion of the mouth. With the mini implants, the elaborate process of bone grafting can be done away with.
The mini dental implants carry with them so many advantages. They save significant amount of money on dental treatment, valuable time and are highly convenient. However, some oral care is also essential to the part of the patient. He/she must be regular with the brushing and keep the dentures tidy. Untidy habits can infect the area around the mini implants and lead to unhealthy consequences. The person with the implants must also ensure that he/she does cut down on smoking and drinking so that the implants sustain for a longer period.
icxngsihn 2016-12-17 08:36
It’s easy to get flustered when searching for dental equipment for sale, so it never hurts to revert back to basics and focus on the tools that matter most to your success. Here are a few select things that every dentist absolutely needs to reach their full potential:
Dental air compressors
About 74% of adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt their career success, and 100% of dentists should know that they cannot restore a smile without the right kind of equipment. One of the most basic and essential tools for dentists is a dental air compressor. When investing in dental air compressors, you need to evaluate the specific needs of your office. Oil-free compressors require very little maintenance and are less expensive than lubricated compressors, but you may be inclined to opt for lubricated versions for a variety of reasons.
Dental digital imaging equipment
If you’re a dentist in 2016, you already know that investing in the right kind of digital image equipment is half the battle. In dentistry, there are two types of digital imaging systems used in intraoral radiography: computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR). These are then categorized into periapical and panoramic x ray machines. Furthermore, there are two sources of image noise used in digital imaging: statistical noise and structured noise. Due to the wide range of x ray machine capabilities, you should do some research of your own and rely on your education to figure out which machine is worth your investment.
Portable dental chairs
Many dentists purchase dozens of excellent chairs, use them for a couple of years, and then stress out when it’s time to switch locations. If your dental chairs are installed into the floors, you’ll basically need to spend one entire moving day learning how to relocate them. To avoid this, invest in portable dental chairs that won’t bust your budget.
icxngsihn 2016-12-12 09:29
Dental autoclave sterilizers have been known to play a significant role in the daily functioning of dental operatories and are recently becoming even more advanced and efficient due to advances in technology.
Sterilizers such as The Midmark M11 UltraClave? Automatic Sterilizer now provide an intuitive display and simple prompts that help you easily select the cycle you need…whether it is for unwrapped items, pouches, packs or dental handpieces. Once the sterilization process is complete, the door conveniently opens automatically and quietly to dissipate the steam and provide fast and efficient drying of your instruments.
The latest innovations allow for fast and easy use for efficient instrument processing, reliability and effectiveness for infection control assurance, automatic opening door for efficient instrument drying, and maximum space utilization and a complimentary design for your sterilization area. Although these sterilizers can be a somewhat costly addition to a dental operatory, the time and money that they save dentists down the road is substantial.
Taking a few pointers into consideration and performing routine checks and replacing old parts on your unit can help maximize the life and functioning of your model.
icxngsihn 2016-08-27 08:40
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icxngsihn 2016-08-27 06:49