Dental implant treatment is extremely versatile and can replace just a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Single missing teeth are restored with an implant crown. At Smilexellence we use CEREC for restorations in one visit. That means same day crowns and bridges, without temporary or follow-up visits. The CEREC technology is a computer-controlled milling restoration system that allows for a more time-efficient option to restore smiles, without compromising on quality or aesthetics.
Before CEREC was introduced, if a patient needed a filling in one visit it meant either amalgam or resin material was used. Now we have a single visit filling material which is strong, looks good and much more resistant to wear over time. Our chosen CAD/CAM system is CEREC, the best available. For more information, please speak to our friendly team on (02) 4505 1223.
CEREC is a sophisticated CAD/CAM system for the production of all ceramic inlays, onlays, partial crowns, veneers and crowns for anterior and posterior teeth. The CEREC procedure was developed at Zurich University and has been successfully deployed in dental practices since 1985 – i.e for more than 25 years. These ceramic restorations can be created and placed during a single appointment, with no impressions or temporary needed.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an advanced imaging system, allowing us to construct 3D images of your facial and dental structures. We can virtually /digitally peel layers off your scanned anatomy to look deeper into critical structures and tissues from different angles, this is compared with conventional x- rays that only provide a single static 2D image.
Our CBCT scanner provides our dental team with critical information about your teeth and jaws, and other important facial structures, including nerve canals, nasal and sinus cavities and some blood vessels. The scanner is similar to a conventional CT scanner, but it emits far less radiation. It can emit less radiation than a flight to Darwin exposes you to and even less radiation than our last x-ray machine.
OPG is short for Orthopantomagram and is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the lower and upper jaw. This radiograph is used to identify the hard tissues of the oral cavity and it allows images of multiple angles to be taken.
An OPG gives the dentist a clear picture of the number, growth, and position of all the patient’s teeth. It can for example discover wisdom teeth, orthodontic needs, and the development of a child’s jaw and teeth.
The iTero scanner takes accurate 3D digital images of your mouth, it is a compact, hand-held wand. The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums. After the scan is complete, the data is sent over to a lab that will create physical 3D models of your teeth, and those models are then used to create your aligners. The process is quick and easy and patient comfort is guaranteed.
The EMS Dental Instruments are Swiss-made and have been tried and tested globally and as a result of which, they are proven to be the best of the best. EMS stands for Electro Medical Systems. Your Hygienist will efficiently remove the plaque build-up with AIRFLOW®. This is a big step in preventing and treating gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontitis. As well as removing stains, AIRFLOW® can be used for many different treatment types.
EMS helps you who:
• are uncomfortable around needles and want a pain-free experience.
• want a shorter and more effective dental clean.
• those who find impression material unpleasant and want a faster experience.
Find out more here: EMS Workflow
FASTBRACES® is increasingly becoming popular for delivering beautiful results in as short as 100 days. FASTBRACES® is an alternative to conventional braces and utilises doctor-prescribed treatment plans to treat malocclusions such as overbites, underbites, overcrowding, and crooked teeth.
FASTBRACES® uses a breakthrough technology that cuts the 2-step process in traditional braces. With traditional braces, the first year is spent pulling the crowns of the teeth into position and then moving the roots of the teeth for the next years. FASTBRACES® technology allows the process of immediately straightening the roots to an upright position from day one.
As a caring and compassionate dental practice, Smilexcellence understands some people find the idea of dental treatment rather daunting. This is why we can offer patients who have a serious fear of dental work sedation dentistry. We want you to have a painless and relaxed experience, whether you feel nervous, anxious, require complex or lengthy treatment to restore your dental and oral health. Inhalation Dentistry is a safe, modern technique used to create a drowsy state of deep relaxation during dental appointments. As a nervous patient, it allows you to keep your teeth and gums healthy by attending our practice regularly and receiving the dental care you need.
For more questions about Inhalation Sedation and how it can help you, call our practice at (02) 4505 1223.