Our Dental Technology
Taking Advantage of Proven Dental Technologies
Our practice is equipped with the most modern of dental technology but we try to avoid the fly by night trends.
By continually updating our equipment, we are able to enhance our skills and techniques to give you the best possible dental care. This also means that you will always be receiving the most advanced dental care possible, with proven treatments.
At Ian Gurner Dental Care we pride ourselves on using state-of-the-art hospital standards of sterilisation. We follow the latest disease prevention and sterilisation guidelines. All dental instruments are either single-use or meticulously sterilised and prepared before use. Instruments are individually packed in our purpose-built sterilisation bay to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene and sterilisation until they are opened for patient use. Treatment areas and the dental chair are fully decontaminated between patients.
The dental team is extensively trained in the current infection control procedures so you can be confident of high sterilisation standards with all of our dental treatments. We only use the highest quality equipment and follow the strictest guidelines meeting or exceeding the Australian standards.
Caries Detecting Diagnodent Laser Device
This early detection system has been around for a number of years and has proven to be a very effective tool for detecting decay in the very early stages. This means that decay can sometimes be removed by air abrasion or other painless methods, without the need for anaesthesia or invasive drilling.
Low Dose, Digital Radiographs
Low Dose Digital X-Rays have set the new standard of dental x-ray technology. They use significantly less radiation and are more accurate, safer and efficient technology. Results are available almost instantaneously on the chair-side monitor. This allows us to more accurately and efficiently detect and treat any potential problems before they advance.
Low Dose OPG
The low dose OPG gives a panoramic view of the mouth from ear to ear. This gives the dentist more comprehensive information on the teeth and the bones of the upper and lower jaw, including the jaw joints (temporo-mandibular-joints) and the sinus areas.
Our digital OPG system utilises significantly less radiation than a conventional x-ray and can be viewed almost instantaneously on the chair-side monitor. This is significant in providing you with a more efficient service.
The iTero® scanner is a device that is used by dentists to map your mouth in 3D. It replaces the need to do impressions for a number of procedures.
The iTero® scanner works by using digital technology to create a 3D diagram of the mouth. This will becomes the blueprint which the dentist can have clear aligners such as Invisalign, crowns, veneers or night splints made from. The scan is much more accurate than what could be achieved with traditional impressions.
Intra Oral Camera
An intra-oral camera is a small tool that we use to show you what we are looking at inside your mouth. The camera is able to take high-quality photos of your teeth and gums, which will then be magnified and displayed on a computer monitor for you to see. Our dentists and hygienists will be able to use the image to see your teeth in greater detail, making it easier to identify potential issues. The photos will also help us to explain our diagnosis, our treatment and give you a greater understanding of any problem areas.
Root Canal (Endodontic) Equipment
Root Canal Treatment is now faster and less traumatic with more consistent results due to our new rotary endodontic and root canal sealing equipment. Electronic apex-location devices allow accurate length determination for root canal procedures improving results and it reduces the number of x-rays required.
Air abrasion is a less traumatic alternative to the high-speed drill in cases where decay is very minimal. It allows your dentist to selectively remove decay, leaving a healthier tooth structure. Imagine a miniature sandblaster gently wearing away the decayed material without the friction of a drill. The procedure can often be done without anaesthesia.
Air abrasion is appropriate for very small cavities and dentists often use it to prepare a tooth for dental sealants or dental bonding. Traditional methods are still required for more extensive work.