Experience the latest digital x-ray technology at Weybridge dentist
One of the newest additions to the dental surgery is the digital x-ray. This new technology has allowed the advancement and improvement of a number of dental procedures and also reduced treatment and waiting times for all patients.
In the past, if a dentist wanted to know the exact structure of a patient’s teeth, it would involve taking several traditional x-ray photographs as well as several time-consuming and rather unpleasant dental moulds. These images and moulds would then need to be developed and cast before the dentist could study them before a treatment. Not only did this delay the treatment time but it also suffered from some accuracy problems.
Digital x-rays have addressed all these problems and now allow the dentist to create an incredibly accurate picture of the patient’s mouth prior to surgery. By taking several digital x-rays, the dentist can produce an immediate three-dimensional image of the patient’s teeth on a computer screen. This can be saved to the patient’s file allowing the dentist to get an idea of how the teeth are developing over the years. It also allows the dentist to design dental restorations such as crowns and veneers on the computer, to ensure a high standard of accuracy.
Combining digital x-rays with other modern technology has led to the introduction of Cerec, or chair-side, treatment. Once the dentist has created the image of the new dental restoration, it is then possible to instruct a computer to manufacture the new artificial substitute, sculpting it from a single piece of porcelain. This has given rise to the new idea of one-visit restorations at Weybridge dentists. This huge leap forward in dentistry has all been made possible by the introduction of digital x-rays.