Technology is the term for 2020!  There has been a huge increase in the use of apps like Zoom, and Teams to communicate with work colleagues, family and friends and this has continued past various lock-downs.  We are proud of the technology we embrace at Adelaide City Dental Care to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.

You would already be familiar with the digital x-rays we use.  We place a phosphor-plate in a protective cover between your tongue and your teeth, expose it to the x-ray beam, put the plate through a scanner that then digitises the image into your dental charts.  With the x-ray program we can highlight an area we need to view darker or lighter, bigger or smaller to more accurately diagnose any issues.

Our intraoral camera enables us to take pictures of teeth to keep an eye on perhaps wear marks on your teeth, or stained grooves or cracks to check if they change from visit to visit or to show you an issue that needs addressing.  These photos become part of your permanent dental record.

The soft tissue laser is used for removing bacteria in a gum pocket, removing soft tissue when required, whitening tooth enamel, decontaminating root canals, helping cold sores to heal faster and not reappear in that position, among other things.

We have technology for making crowns that protect and cover your teeth as well.  You may be familiar with the intraoral scanner that we use to take a digital impression of your teeth.  This scanner takes multiple pictures of your upper and lower teeth and gums and then knits them altogether into an image.  This image we can then send to our local dental laboratory, Adelaide Laboratories, for their program to design the crown and then mill it out of Zirconia in their Amanngirrbach milling machine.

To ensure complete accuracy, Dr Stone will take a standard impression too.  One day we won’t need the impression step!  Adelaide Laboratories technicians then layer some prettier porcelain over the Zirconia for your crowns because it gives a more natural finish rather than a solid Zirconia colour.  By the way, none of your dental crowns made here are sent overseas or interstate to be produced.  They are all made locally.

Spring has been as unpredictable as ever with heat, cold, sun and rain!  The city is looking great.  The museum, art gallery and shops are all open.  Currently the increased infection control measures of physical distancing in reception, hand sanitiser for you to use on entry to the practice and the use of a pre-appointment mouthwash are there to keep us all safe.  We have just completed the ADA audit of Infection prevention and control to maintain the highest standard of care.

In late October, we wanted to reverse sugar hits on kids for Halloween.  The free check up for kids 12 years and under worked well with kids swapping their lollies with our staff for fruit.  There will be pictures on the socials of the fun had by all!

PS:  check out our socials (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) for top tips for teeth, mouth and gums and dental family snaps!  Maybe even the latest video on YouTube.

See you in the clinic!  The Adelaide City Dental Care Team.

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