PK Dental is going digital!
Our PK Dental practices now have cutting edge digital technology consisting of digital x-rays, a digital OPG machine and Intra Oral Cameras.
Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.
Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display of the image.
A panoramic radiograph (sometimes abbreviated as OPG), is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. An OPG relies on tomography i.e. images of specific radiographic planes are taken to make up the larger panoramic image where the maxilla and mandible are in the focal trough and the structures, superficial and deep to the trough, are blurred.
The OPG is used at PK Dental Centre to provide information on:
- Problems with the temporomandibular joint
- Planning of orthodontic treatment
- Wisdom teeth
- General overview of your teeth
- General overview of the bone that supports your teeth
- Assessment for the placement of dental implants
Intra Oral Camera
Meet the CS 1500 Intraoral Camera: the ideal communication tool for any dental professional. Delivering precise, true-tolife images with each shot, the CS 1500 camera provides the visual evidence you need to educate patients and make more accurate diagnoses.
Available in both a wired and wireless version, the CS 1500 Intraoral Camera was designed for mobility and ease of use. Boasting a true autofocus and intuitive camera lightling system, the camera requires no manual adjustments and is easily shared between different examination rooms and chairs.
Same Day Crowns
PK Dental Centre has invested in CEREC technology which is a state-of-the-art system in capturing and creating a three-dimensional digital image of your tooth. We can create a highly accurate porcelain restoration to replace a missing tooth, chipped, cracked or damaged tooth.
We can also fill an area damaged by tooth decay or craft a porcelain crown or veneer. CEREC technology treatments that traditionally took two appointments only require one. This technology means less time in the dental chair!