At Mitcham Dental Clinic we use small cameras right inside your mouth to take highly magnified digital photos of your teeth. These photos can be displayed on a computer screen for both patient and doctor, and are invaluable in diagnosing and recording dental problems. Intra-oral photos also allow our patients to view what the dentist sees when they are evaluating your teeth.
Digital radiography is the latest way to take and evaluate x-rays. With digital x-rays, less radiation is needed to produce high-quality images. These images can then be evaluated on a large flat-screen monitor. This allows for easier detection of any problems. With such a large image, it is also easier for patients to see and understand what is happening with their teeth.
Laser Cavity Detector (Diagnodent)
A cavity can be repaired much more easily in it's earliest stages, often without the need for anesthetic. At Mitcham Dental Clinic, we use a specialized laser to detect cavities in the pits and grooves of teeth long before they could be found with traditional techniques. With this state-of-the-art instrument, called DIAGNODENT, we are able to keep teeth healthy and natural with early intervention.
Mercury Free Restorations
Mitcham Dental Clinic replaces old amalgam fillings with mercury-free ones. Amalgam (silver) fillings contain mercury. Mercury is a toxic poison, and mercury-based fillings are unattractive. If you are planning to have your silver fillings replaced, you'll want to get the new improved filling material that match the color of your natural teeth and does not contain mercury.