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Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are new technologies that allow dental technicians to create new dentures out of material discs in a fraction of the time. A complete prosthesis can be manufactured in just a few steps.

3D Printing

By enabling its users to create any physical shape on-demand, the invention of 3D printing completely changed the world. This technology allows dental professionals to create prostheses and dentures with laser precision without having to leave their own practice.

With the invention of multi-nozzle 3D printing, scientists can print with multiple materials in a fraction of the time.

Digital Imaging

In many dental offices, print-out X-rays are becoming things of the past. They are replaced with digital imaging, which is increasingly used to facilitate faster exams, to inflict less exposure to radiation on patients and to generate less waste, which helps the planet.

Digital imaging relies on intraoral and digital cameras that are capable of completely documenting the clinical condition of a patient’s teeth, gums and mouth through still and moving images. These images appear instantly, and they can be integrated into patients’ electronic health records for future reference. Today’s intraoral digital cameras are smaller, more lightweight and easier to use than ever.

Digital Scanning In years past, designing a crown, implant or other corrective components for patients, meant having to create moulds of their mouths using unpleasant putties. Digital scanning eliminates the need for that part, which patients tend to dread. In a flash, an accurate digital image of the scan can be produced and used for a variety of purposes.

Images from digital scans help dentists to plan treatments more effectively and efficiently. Since they can instantly be shared with dental labs, they are more convenient for everyone involved. This means that the resulting bridges, crowns and implants are more effectively designed, and it brings down the costs of such services.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an advanced imaging system which provides a detailed three dimensional image of the teeth, mouth and jaws.

We utilise a professional radiology service to obtain these highly specialised scans.  These 3D scans take less than 20 seconds, where the scanner rotates around the person’s head, taking hundreds of images which are then combined to form a 3D model.

This 3D model allows us to see things that a regular scan doesn’t show, meaning we can better diagnose orthodontic issues and therefore plan the most effective treatment possible.

Cone Beam CT is used to assist with the following problems:

  • Impacted or missing permanent teeth
  • Wisdom teeth and their relationship to adjacent structures
  • Airway assessment
  • Suresmile system – a highly advanced orthodontic planning and finishing system

What about Radiation?

Despite the relatively low radiation from a CBCT scan as compared to medical CT scans (10-100 times less), we are very mindful of radiation exposure, especially in children.  Whenever possible, we minimise radiation exposure and request x-ray examinations only when absolutely necessary.

Trios 3Shape Intra Oral Scanner

Accurate impressions of the teeth and jaws are essential for orthodontic treatment to be planned and performed successfully.

Alex Yusupov Specialist Orthodontists are proud to utilise the latest in Intra Oral Scanning technology by utilising the state of the art – Trios 3Shape scanner.

Preview your results

In some cases we use 3D scanning to plan how  your smile will improve over the course of the treatment by using virtual treatment simulation software. These simulations can be used to illustrate differences possible with various treatment options, giving you the opportunity to help design your treatment outcome.

No more messy impressions

Previously the only way to obtain dental impressions was by using putty – an uncomfortable and messy experience in which a tray of putty is placed in the patient’s mouth for 1-2 minutes to set around the teeth.

With Intra Oral Scanning, a small wand-shaped device is waved around the mouth to take 3D scans of the teeth. The process is a completely mess free, comfortable and highly accurate method of taking impressions (see a video).

These 3D scans can then be sent to the laboratory to produce appliances, custom fitted braces  (using indirect bonding technique) giving a more accurate start to your treatment.