With our own dental panoramic and dental X-ray machines from Sirona, a reputable German dental equipment company, so there is no need for you to make a trip to another hospital or clinic to have your X-ray taken. An OPG (panoramic) X-ray is essential to have an overall assessment of the entire mouth area, showing the teeth and gum on both upper and lower jaws. They are a good screening tool will help show any abnormal growths or cysts in the jaw bone.
3D milling CAD/CAM
CEREC – Computer Aided Design/ Milling
Alpha Dental is pleased to announce the incorporation of CEREC (Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) 3D CAD/CAM technology from Germany. We bring you convenience in designing and fabricating your crown and inlay/ onlay within one single appointment with our new in-house 3D Computer Aided Design/ Milling CEREC system.
CEREC is an all-ceramic restoration that can be fabricated and permanently seated in one single dental appointment. This technology allows our office to provide our client with the very best restoration possible with the added convenience of fewer appointments. CEREC recently celebrated its 25th anniversary on the market, and recent advancements have cemented its place as the technology of the future in dentistry. Alpha Dental is pr
oud to be one of the few in Shanghai to offer this advanced CAD/CAM technology.Traditionally speaking, a crown or partial crown restoration has always required two appointments. During the first visit, the dentist p
repares the broken or decayed tooth, takes an impression for the dental laboratory, and fabricates a temporary crown. Reputable labs usually require about 1-2 weeks to fabricate a quality restoration. In the meantime, clients wore a temporary crown. Unfortunately, temporaries by their very nature do not fit as well as the permanent restoration. Because of this fact, they are prone to debonding and can irritate the surrounding tissues. Until now, we did not have a better option for our clients.For the same crown in our office today, we are able to prepare the tooth in a much more conservative manner, saving as much healthy tooth structure as possible. We take a digital impression of the prepared tooth, eliminating the need for a tray full of impression material. The restoration is designed three-dimensionally using the CAD/CAM system and milled right here in the office. It is then chemically bonded to the remaining healthy tooth for a beautifully natural looking and long-lasting result. The whole process takes about 1-2 hours per restoration and our client leaves with their permanent restoration completely finished.With CEREC, less is more……
• fewer appointments means less of your time
• fewer anesthetic injections
• less reduction of natural tooth structure • fewer impressions • no temporary….and most importantly, a more satisfied client, which is our ultimate goal.For more information on CEREC, please contact the office at 021-6270 2875. Listen to feedback from CEREC clients on www.cerecstories.com
digital intra-oral camera
Digital Intra-oral CameraEver wondered how your molar or your gums looks like? Now your dentist will be able to show it to you on the screen, in seconds. The digital intra-oral camera, it helps the client to understand the diagnosis and improves client communication with (magnified) visuals.Whether it is good or bad, it is definitely a good reality check for all of us!
Laser has provided the advancement of many treatments of soft tissue such as eye surgery, tattoo removal, removal of tumours etc. as far back s 1994, researchers have also found new laser applications in dental treatments.How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth beaching agents.What are the Advantages of usin What are the Advantages of using Laser Dentistry vs Conventional Dental Treatment?Compared to the traditional dental drill, lasers:
- are minimally invasive
- May cause less pain in some instances, therefore, reducing the need for anesthesia
- May reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with the use of the dental drill
- Minimize bacterial infection, bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments
- Helps wounds to heal faster
Laser can be used for:
- Root Canal Therapy
- Gum Treatment
- Dental Surgery