Our Sirona Orthophos XG 3D Cone Beam Scanner provides us with complete three-dimensional X-ray views of the jaws, allowing us to fully understand important structures.
3D X-rays allow us to diagnose anomalies such as superimposed teeth, unexpected nerve canal paths, hidden roots, or temporomandibular joint problems. Our skills and technology allow us to plan and implement our implant surgery with absolute precision and total confidence.
We are grateful and especially proud that our advanced 3D scanning facilities are sought by both many dental surgeon colleagues and local hospitals. This is not only because the scans provide stunning precision and image quality, but also due to the dramatic reduction in X-ray exposure compared to e.g. CAT scan 3D imaging.
During the latter part of the noughties we were delighted to have taken delivery of one of the first CEREC Bluecam units in the UK; this astonishing machine allowed us to three-dimensionally image prepare teeth and to then design and construct beautiful ceramic inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges or veneer restorations for same appointment cementation. These CEREC restorations are not only extraordinarily functional, but beautifully aesthetic as well. Given that just a single appointment is required, these techniques are truly remarkable compared to more conventional techniques that can require up to three appointments and three sessions of numbing over three weeks or more.
Always aspiring to be at the peak of technology and progress, in 2014 we took delivery of the CEREC Omnicam unit that allowed us to produce three-dimensional images in colour. This meant we were one of the first practices in the UK to embrace the revolutionary ‘CEREC meets GALILEOS’ concept. The latter allows us to combine CEREC technology with 3D X-rays to produce incredibly accurate surgical guides. These offer the highest levels of precision for implant placements. Robert has frequently been asked to lecture on guided implant placement protocols and enjoys much respect from the profession for his keen interest in guided implant surgery.
2021 sees us take delivery of the latest technology in CEREC the CEREC Prime scan. Our third and latest addition. The new Prime scan offers outstanding trueness and precision with the innovative smart pixel sensor which processes more than 1,000,000 3D points per second, and dynamic depth scan technology for perfect sharpness up to 20mm depth. Truly beautiful dentistry.
All of our work is performed under high levels of magnification using state of the art Carl Zeiss dental loupes and a Carl Zeiss Microscope. All procedures are carefully documented using high-resolution dental photography.