State of the art technology
Planmeca Planscan 30 – Digital Interoral Scanner
The world of CAD/CAM dentistry has been evolving for 30 years, but has taken a leap forward with the Planmeca PlanScan. It provides an innovative, technologically advanced, ultra-fast intraoral CAD/CAM system for restorative dentistry that is super easy, super accurate and superfast to use; all of which makes our patients’ experience that much more comfortable.
- Super easy:
We can capture comprehensive 3D computer images using an extremely safe oral scanner which is moved around inside of your mouth. We can see the configuration of your dental pallet and the external and interior structures of individual teeth, including gaps and holes etc. With plug-and-play technology this information can be shared with other vital digital equipment.
- Super accurate:
PlanScan is the only intraoral scanner in the world with blue laser technology. Its smaller wavelength (450 nm) is more reflective, resulting in sharper images. Its ability to capture fine details allows for more clinically precise prosthetics. This allows us to build very customised solutions for fillings, overlays, crowns, veneers and so forth.
- Super fast:
With video-rate scanning and Thunderbolt™* connectivity to your PlanCAD laptop, PlanScan captures and processes data almost as quickly as you move your hand – even with full-arch cases.
Planmill 40 – Lab Quality without the wait
- Super convenient:
With Planmill 40, linked to our Planscan 30, we can produce same-day crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers and fabricate restoration designs quickly, conveniently and accurately. With wireless connectivity and Smart Mill touch-screen operation, the dual spindles simultaneously mill the latest metal-free materials (by leading manufacturers) on both sides of the restoration, with custom milling paths calculated for micron-precise accuracy. What’s more, the automatic tool changer selects the appropriate bur and replaces worn burs automatically.
In Dr Cliff’s opinion Waterlase MD technology has been a game changer in the dental industry and since its introduction.
- It is now an integral part of the hiQudental practice.
Waterlase MD produces a laser beam tuned to the wavelength of a water molecule, so that when the beam is energised, any water at the focal point of the beam is instantly vapourised and any tissue containing water can be removed by this process. Quick, efficient, accurate, easy to use with great results. It is particularly useful when dealing with worn down teeth as it allows you to prepare the tooth effectively without destroying large amounts of tooth tissue with a drill. It is perfect for rebuilding the front teeth for the same reason. On a different setting it can be used to change the shape of the gum and there is very little soreness afterwards; so we can reshape the gums around the front teeth in one visit.
At hiQudental we use the latest digital radiography to provide accurate, fast and safe x-ray images to aid in the diagnosis of dental diseases and conditions.
- The amount of radiation needed to create a digital image as many times less than the equivalent exposure for conventional x-rays. There is no chemical processing either so it is much better for the environment and the safety of the patients and operators of the equipment. Each treatment room has a Planmeca intra oral x-ray set. These are powerful 70kv units that reduce the exposure time required to produce a diagnostic image to the minimum. The recommended interval for routine bitewing x-rays to detect tooth decay is every 18 months to two years.
In a dedicated specially constructed room in the practice we have an OPG machine. Ours is an OWANDY model and it provides panoramic views of the teeth and surrounding structures in one go. Thereby reducing the need to take multiple small exposures to achieve a complete diagnostic image of the mouth. It is a good idea to have one of these every two to three years.
People worry about x-rays and so they should. You don’t want to be exposed to any ionising radiation you don’t need. We only take these images when we need to, and it is a fact that you will get more radiation in the plane flying to Brisbane than you will collect having a full set of dental x-rays.