We at Healthy Smiles use a highly sophisticated intraoral camera that helps capture real life images of the teeth and instantly help store and display these image of a large 21' screen. Seeing is believing and sometimes small cracks and leakages around fillings that cannot be detected by naked eye can be picked up quite easily by the high resolution of this camera.
We then produce a print out of relevant images and give them to our patients so they can have a record of their teeth and also fully understand the condition of their teeth so they can make informed choices. We have invested in this technology for the benefit of our patients so as to provide the best possible quality of treatment and care.
With an intraoral digital camera, patient education is simplified by being able to help the patient see what their dentist sees. The camera has a specially designed rounded head that is comfortable in the mouth and allows effortless viewing of hard-to-reach areas. With the sensitive Easy Touch button, images are captured effortlessly without moving the hand. The camera is focus free, allowing users to focus solely on the patient and capture images is shortest time possible with minimum discomfort to patient.
The camera provides exceptionally precise images. It uses latest generation LEDs with high-performance optics. A wide area is uniformly illuminated and images are of natural colour. Images are distortion-free and provide a true, clear representation of the oral condition.
Digital radiographs are one of the newest X-ray techniques available. We at Healthy Smiles have invested in high end digital radiographs for the comfort and care of our patients.
With digital radiographs, film is replaced with a flat electronic pad or sensor. The X-rays hit the pad the same way they hit the film. But instead of developing the film in a dark room, the image is electronically sent directly to a computer where the image appears on the screen. The image can then be stored on the computer or printed out. One of the advantages of this process is that radiographs can be digitally compared to previous radiographs in a process called subtraction radiography. The computer can digitally compare the two images, subtract out everything that is the same and give a clear image of anything that is different.
We wouldn’t do it any other way for our family and hence it is the standard of care for our patients
This means that tiny changes that may not be noticeable with the naked eye can be caught earlier and more clearly with digital-subtraction radiography. Subtraction radiography requires a specialized projection technique and additional software.
Intraoral X-rays are the most common radiographs made. If you're like most people who visit the dentist, you've had many sets of intraoral radiographs in your life and you'll likely have many more. Because they give a high level of detail, these are the X-rays that allow dentists to find caries, look at the tooth roots, check the health of the bony area surrounding the tooth, see the status of developing teeth, and otherwise monitor good tooth health. The various types of intraoral X-rays show different aspects of the teeth:
Extraoral X-rays are made with the film outside the mouth. These can be considered the "big picture" X-rays. They show teeth, but their main focus is on the jaw or skull. Extraoral radiographs are used for monitoring growth and development, looking at the status of impacted teeth, examining the relationships between teeth and jaws and examining the temporomandibular joint or other bones of the face. Extraoral X-rays are less detailed than intraoral X-rays, so they are not used for detecting caries or flaws in individual teeth.
Our patients are delighted with the 24" widescreen digital LCD screens available, in all our treatment rooms. These screens are positioned on the ceiling above the dental chair, so that during your dental treatment, you have something to distract and entertain you. Having something to focus your attention on, will make your appointment seem so much quicker.
There are free-to-air television stations available at all times. Select from Channels 7, 9, 10, ABC and SBS. If you have a favourite television show, please let us know!
We have several relaxation DVD’s available which are popular for shorter appointments. Our selection includes underwater scenes, ocean scenes, desert scenes and rainforest scenes – all have amazing footage accompanied by calm, soothing music.
For longer appointments, we offer complimentary movies from our in-house DVD collection.
If there’s a particular movie you’d like to see, let us know prior to your appointment and we can have it ready for you. If you’d like to browse, simply come in 10 minutes early for your appointment, and a team member will go through with all our latest DVD releases and set it up for you prior to taking you through one of our state of art treatment rooms.
Romantic comedy, drama and light action tend to be the best movie genres when you’re in the dental chair.
Bonded Dental Ceramics (CEREC) are state-of-the-art in bio-mimetic replacements for worn-out teeth. These restorations mimic natural teeth and provide a durable, beautiful and healthy alternative to traditional metal fillings.
Using a highly specialised camera attached to a computer, a series of images of your tooth are captured inside your mouth. These are processed and result in a virtual model of your tooth visible on the computer screen. Using a library of possible shapes and uniquely-designed software tools, the 3-D computer version of the new restoration is produced. The 3-D model is electronically transmitted to the 'milling unit', where diamond-coated instruments shape a ceramic block to form the new restoration. This process takes place chair-side, and lasts only minutes. Final fit and finishing is done by hand, with the completed restoration immediately bonded to your tooth-all over in a single appointment.
For more info, visit our Cerec Page
Oraqix is the only FDA-approved, needle free-anaesthetic for scaling and root planning.
( Deep Cleaning of Gums)
Since it’s introduction in 2004, Oraqix has changed the way pain relief is administered and has opened the door to more advanced scaling and root planning procedures. Regardless of whether you need consecutive quadrant scaling or full-mouth periodontal procedures, Oraqix is the best option for delivering profound, needle-free anaesthesia which helps the patient avoid a numb mouth for a lengthy amount of time after their procedure.
Penthrox™ – a revolutionary product for the provision of immediate pain relief.
Penthrox™ is a safe, convenient and effective means of providing pain relief to patients. With 30 years of use within Australia, Penthrox™ is commonly referred to as the “first line” in pain management.
Penthrox™ is a non-narcotic inhalational analgesic with rapid onset that is simple and easy to administer.
Penthrox™ is ideal for:
Our patients who have used penthrox say they would never have a dental procedure without it
Our New comprehensive Website and online appointment requests
We understand our patients are busy and have limited time for visiting the dentist so we have put together this website with lots of information and even a blog to keep you informed of all the latest procedures and services available at Healthy Smiles.
You can also email us with your preferred appointment times and we will try our best to accommodate your needs. At Healthy Smiles "The patient comes FIRST".