To improve your care we've invested in a new way of looking into your mouth—a procedure that's fast, and incredibly precise – digital x-rays. What's even more amazing is that we get an image immediately that is large, clear, and accurate, right next to your chair…ready for discussion. Digital x-ray technology speeds and simplifies the diagnostic part of your treatment, and most importantly allows us to provide a much higher level of care.
Reduced Radiation, Radical Results
Digital x-rays use 50-90% less radiation than old-fashioned x-rays. Additional benefits include the elimination of old fashioned dark room chemicals. Which is better for the environment. The highly detailed image of your teeth on our computer screen, can be rotated, magnified, adjusted for contrast, and even color-coded for educational purposes. Further, we can store it on our computer files, thus saving paper. For insurance purposes, referrals or patient education, it can be accurately reproduced any number of times. In summary, digital x-rays are faster, cleaner, and allow us to provide better quality care.
Intra Oral Camera
So Much to Look Forward To!
Many people want to improve their smile, but hesitate because they have don’t know if the look they want can be accomplished. There are many aspects to making up a smile, and it can be hard, if not impossible for someone to clearly communicate what they see in their mind’s eye. That's where cosmetic digital imaging comes into play. This technology allows us to create images of your mouth, as if the cosmetic procedures have been completed. We can then view these images together, and if necessary modify the image until it shows us exactly what you want.
Once we have completed a thorough exam and discussed your 'smile' goals, a treatment plan will be created. We can then produce images showing your current smile and projected changes. This allows you to see what you will look like after treatment. Images can also be printed, which you can take home and discuss with family and friends before any treatment is performed. With digital imaging your results are predictable.
The ability to communicate the appearance of a tooth to the laboratory can be significantly improved with the use of photography. A picture supposedly is “worth a thousand words” and, indeed, richly characterized teeth would never be able to be well-matched without some sort of visual communication process. Strategically composing a set series of shots can magnify the value of digital.
At Precious Smile we are committed to the safety of not only our patients, but also the Doctors and the dental assistants working in the clinic. We strongly believe that one who cannot take care of himself cannot provide good care to others. So the hygiene protocol begins with one's own self.
The dental chair and the unit are kept spik-n-span clean at any given point of time. The dental unit is disinfected between patients and all the frequently touched surfaces of the dental unit are covered with disposable food grade cling foil plastic film.
Every patient uses disposable glass and the suction tips used to suck water and saliva from the mouth is also one time “use and throw”
The digital x-ray requires placing a sensor in the mouth. The sensor is neither sterilisable nor disposable so they are placed in plastic pouches before placing in the mouth and the cover disposed after one use. Similar procedure is adopted for the intraoral camera.
Chair has anti retriction valve preventing water or oral fluids to go back to internal system and thus prevent cross infection.
We have oil free compressor so there are no chance of oil to reach in oral cavity.
Every instrument used in this clinic is either disposable or sterilized . The instruments to be sterilized follow a prescribed sequence before it is used again. The following steps are meticulously carried out:
The used instruments are first soaked in Sodium Hypocloride solution as a primary disinfection. Sodium Hypocloride is the best anti bacterial, ant viral solution which even kills HIV virus.
The instruments are then scrubbed to clean the surfaces and fine grooves. All visible particles are removed at this stage.
Even after through cleaning manually there is a possibility of fine debris clinging on to the instruments in crevices not visible to the naked eye. So the instruments are then kept in an ultrasonic bath for 10- 15 min. This removes even the slightest of particles predictably.
After they are cleaned instruments are autoclaved and instruments which cannot be autoclaved, they are chemically sterilized.
Ultrasonics is the application of mechanical sound waves to the cleaning process. This type of cleaning has proven to be the most effortless, quick and efficient method known today.
Ultrasonic cleaning is state-of-the-art technology. It utilizes a digital generator powering transducers submerged in a tank of warm water. The transducers vibrate at a frequency of 40 KHz creating millions of tiny bubbles that form and implode. This repeated formation and implosion creates a gentle cleaning action known as Cavitations. Cavitation has the ability to not only clean the surfaces of items, but also penetrate into the difficult to clean internal and crevice areas. It is safe and gentle. Ultrasonics will not scratch, pit or damage items the way that conventional cleaning methods can.
The instruments are then segregated and placed in sterilization pouches. These pouches have paper on one side and P.V.C. film on the other side. These pouches have colour indicating strips which change from PINK to BROWN when
A medical autoclave is a device that uses steam to sterilize equipment and other objects. This means that all bacteria , viruses , fungi , and spores are killed or inactivated. Autoclaves work by allowing steam to enter, then maintaining pressure at 103 kPa (15 psi ). This causes the steam to reach 135 ° C , and this is maintained for at least 15 minutes.