DENTAL TECHNOLOGY IN PORT HARCOURT
At Royal Smile Dental Clinic, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art facility. Our team is continually updating our office with the latest instruments so we’re able to deliver care that is consistently fast, precise, and comfortable. We have the kind of technology that can rival any large clinic in the United States and Europe. Our office will completely change the way you feel about the dentist, showing you just how easy modern dentistry makes it to achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
WHY CHOOSE US FOR DENTAL TECHNOLOGY IN PORT HARCOURT?
Faster appointments & less radiation.
CONE BEAM CT SCANNER: Unmatched diagnostic precision.
THE WAND: Dental anesthetic without the pinch!
X-rays enable our team to catch and diagnose any dental issues that might be hidden below the surface of the smile. Instead of using traditional film, we’ve gone fully digital. By comparison, digital X-rays are able to capture clearer images, take less time to develop, and emit only a fraction of the radiation as well. Plus, the images can be stored, copied, and sent infinitely, making it easy for our team to look them up to see how your teeth have changed over time.
Digital X-ray technology improves and simplifies the way we care for your teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. As you are the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your mouth, as well as our recommendations for treatment. Digital X-rays help us help you.
Some of the many advantages of digital X-rays over film X-rays include immediate image availability.
It is easy to reproduce digital X-rays.
It also gives us the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance the clarity of the image.
The digital images store easily and efficiently.
For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced as many times as needed.
REDUCED RADIATION, RADICAL RESULTS
Traditionally, dentists used X-rays to see what the naked eye could not; they were developed in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals and then viewed on a special light board. The developed X-rays had to be stored, which required large filing systems. By far, the worst part of traditional X-rays was the radiation exposure to patients. Digital X-rays have completely transformed this process.
Digital X-rays offer a huge advantage in early detection and preventive services. Advanced image manipulation and analysis, for example, allows us to detect early stages of gum disease through recognition of bone level changes, or by evaluating the results against a previous treatment. Best of all, they are safer for our patients.
DIGITAL PANORAMIC X-RAYS
A panoramic image is an X-ray that depicts a panoramic view of your mouth – from one side to the other. This image can help the dentist understand the relationship between your teeth, jaws, and occlusion (bite, or how your top and bottom teeth fit together). This image is saved as part of your dental records.
The beauty of this is that you do not have the deal with the inconvenience of leaving our office, driving in the hot sun, and having an X-ray taken elsewhere. Everything is available within our practice!
DIGITAL INTRAORAL X-RAYS
This new technology is essentially “filmless” X-ray image capture. In place of X-ray film, a digital image capture device is used to record the X-ray image and make it available as a digital file that can be presented for interpretation and saved as part of your dental record. You do not have to leave your chair – this digital technology is right by your chairside in each of our treatment rooms.
If you would like to learn more about the comprehensive dental services offered at Royal Smile Dental Clinic in Port Harcourt, contact us today. We invite you to experience the difference that the latest technology will make in your dental care. We serve patients from all over Port Harcourt, and people come to us from neighboring states as well.
Our intraoral camera will give you a “dentist’s-eye view” of your smile. It fits easily into the mouth to take high-definition pictures of your teeth and gums, and we can show them to you right in the treatment room on a chair side monitor. These will help make your appointments more transparent and easier to understand. Your dentist can use them to talk about the current state of your dental health and point out any problem areas that might require additional treatment.
CONE BEAM CT SCANNER
Coming up with an extremely precise treatment plan is very important when placing dental implants, as a few millimeters can make all the difference in the success of the procedure. That’s why we like to use our cone beam CT scanner, which is able to create an exhaustively-detailed 3D image of the teeth, jaw, and nerves in and around the mouth. With this information, we can fully personalize a procedure based on a patient’s dental anatomy, making it as efficient and noninvasive as possible.
DIGITAL IMPRESSION SYSTEM
Dental impressions are necessary for designing a wide variety of restorative and cosmetic services, including crowns, porcelain veneers, and dentures. To speed up the process of creating one and save our patients from having to bite down on dental putty, we can now take impressions with a few non-contact scans of the teeth. Our digital impression technology is used to capture THOUSANDS of close-up images of the teeth and gums, which the advanced software quickly stitches together to create one cohesive model of the bite we can use to design any treatment digitally.
SOFT TISSUE LASER
In the past, treating gum disease often involved a scalpel and sutures, which isn’t very pleasant for the patient. Thankfully, dentistry has progressed quite a bit over the past few years, introducing state-of-the-art dental lasers. Using our soft tissue laser, we can quickly and comfortably remove harmful bacteria as well as infected tissue while causing little to no bleeding, swelling, or pain. It’s an extremely reliable and precise instrument that also delivers a consistently comfortable experience for our patients.
Lasers represent an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue applications. If you choose Royal Smile Dental Clinic, you may find that you feel more comfortable and experience less anxiety during your treatments.
Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures (whether on gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a highly specific area of focus without damaging surrounding tissues.
If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient, consider making Royal Smile Dental Clinic your clinic as we have incorporated laser dentistry techniques into our practice and treatments. We use the technology to provide patients with precise treatment that may minimize pain and recovery time!
BENEFITS OF LASER DENTISTRY
Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches). Certain laser dentistry procedures also do not require anesthesia. Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss. Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on. Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized as well. Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.
Our patients love laser dentistry because of the comfort and the positive results. Our dentists love laser dentistry because of the precision it provides when performing your dental care procedures. We are always striving for excellent patient satisfaction. Laser dentistry is one of the most important state-of-the-art tools in our technology toolbox.
If you would like to learn more about the laser dentistry offered at Royal Smile Dental Clinic in Port Harcourt, contact us. We invite you to experience the positive difference that the latest technology will make in your dental care. We serve patients from all over Port Harcourt and people come to us from neighboring states as well.
Patients certainly appreciate it when we give them local anesthetic so they won’t feel any pain, but many absolutely HATE the shot that is required to get it. If this sounds like you, then you’ll love The Wand. This technology applies a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to quickly numb it before administering the medication very slowly and evenly. This approach causes the body to not even register that anything is happening, meaning patients won’t feel that little “pinch” before they go numb.
HOW IT WORKS
Injections can be irritating for many reasons, but one factor that creates pain is that the anesthesia is concentrated in a small area until it dissipates. Anesthesia administered too fast can also cause pain. Another irritation stems from too much tissue going numb, which can leave a patient drooling after an appointment.
CompuDent manages the flow and volume of anesthesia being delivered, and it also offers more accuracy for the area being numbed. The Wand, through which the regulated anesthesia flows, does not look or feel like a syringe. A dab of topical numbing agent first numbs the injection site, and then the needle creates a comfortable injection pathway.
The Wand helps you relax before, during, and after procedures. Beforehand, you will have confidence instead of anxiety, and you will receive regulated medication to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Afterwards, you can return to normal activity for the rest of the day. No more anxiety about that dreaded needle!
If you would like to learn more about The Wand and other dental services offered at Royal Smile Dental Clinic in Port Harcourt, contact us. We invite you to experience the difference that the latest technology will make in your dental care. We serve patients from all over PortHarcourt, and people come to us from neighboring states as well.
CAVITY DETECTION SYSTEM
Finding and treating tooth decay is extremely important, and we normally could only do it before by examining our patient’s teeth using small metal tools. This method often misses extremely small cavities, allowing them to worsen over time. Thanks to our state-of-the-art cavity detection system, nothing gets past us anymore. This tool scans the enamel with a special light that can find even the slightest hint of decay, meaning we can intervene with conservative care as early as possible and stop many cavities before they cause serious damage in the first place.
ORAL CANCER SCREENING
When performing our oral cancer screenings, we’ll use an instrument called OralID, which is a special kind of fluorescence technology that is able to illuminate potentially cancerous cells that would normally be invisible to the naked eye. This enables us to catch abnormalities as early as possible so a patient can get the care they need right away. This device literally helps us save people’s lives every year!
ELECTRONIC DENTAL RECORDS
Our goal is to have a completely paper-free practice one day, and our electronic dental records are a huge step towards that. With them, we can instantly access all the information we need about our patients, ensuring we know everything about their health history, medications, allergies, and past dental treatments. Plus, thanks to all of the space we’re able to save in our office because we don’t need a bunch of filing cabinets, we have more room for technology that enhances our patients’ experiences.
PLANMECA DIGITAL SCANNER
When you need to have your teeth, gums and oral structures digitally captured, you shouldn’t have to settle for gray-putty material. With the Planmeca Digital Scanner, it’s easy to obtain a fully detailed 3D image of your mouth. Whether you need a customized nightguard, tooth-colored fillings to repair teeth, or a series of restorations placed as part of your full-mouth reconstruction, the versatility of the digital impression scanner from Planmeca makes life easier for patients and dentists alike.
THE DEXIS CARIVU CAVITY DETECTION DEVICE.
Through the power of transillumination technology, we can easily capture the early signs of cavities before they have a chance to take form. With it, we can see through the tooth, exposing its internal structure and recognize any occlusal, interproximal, or recurrent legions or cracks in tooth enamel. Thanks to its use of non-ionizing radiation, it’s also completely safe for children, pregnant women, and patients who may feel uncomfortable about X-ray exposure.