Technology

Grafton Dental Care continuously invests in advanced dental technologies and procedures to deliver comfortable, accurate, effective dental care in as little time as possible. This is all part of our commitment to providing our patients with a premium experience and outcome.

Read below to learn how state-of-the-art technologies at Grafton Dental Centre can improve your patient experience and long term oral health:

Intra-oral camera

An intra-oral camera is a tiny, pen-like camera device used to capture live digital images of a patient’s entire mouth on screen. It plays a key role in achieving accurate diagnosis and patient education. Not only does this camera allow our dental team to see teeth up close to better identify problems, but you can also see exactly what our dentists see. This assists with explaining your dental needs and treatment options so you can make an informed decision. Your teeth can also be monitored over time, as images can be easily saved to patient files for future reference.

Low dose X-rays

Improvements in dental diagnostic imaging today have significantly reduced radiation risk. Low dose X-rays emit up to 90 per cent less radiation compared to traditional film X-rays. They are not only safer for patients, but also offer a clearer, more detailed image for better diagnosis. Since low dose X-rays do not use film, no harmful chemicals or waste are disposed into the environment.

Digital X-rays

Time efficient digital X-rays capture images of teeth, bones and surrounding soft tissue to helps dentists find problems that cannot be identified during a visual examination. Examples include tooth decay, tooth fractures, bone abnormalities, and hidden wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, cysts, tumours or abscesses; usually before symptoms are present. Digital X-rays are most advantageous for producing on-the-spot images for immediate analysis. This allows you to receive dental treatment sooner. You are also spared the expense of costly film processing steps and time spent waiting for images, as well as scheduling additional consultations to receive results. Digital X-rays can also be used to plan procedures such as treating extensive cavities, dental implant placement and root canal therapy.