Dr. Dragus Clinic was founded in 2005 and it is situated on Stirbei Voda Street, Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Dragus Clinic approaches the concept of digitalized interdisciplinary dental medicine and digitalized aesthetics.
We wish to change people’s perception about dental medicine and to make them understand the importance of each tooth and it’s correct position on the dental arch, throughout life.
Our team, including professional doctors, nurses and dental technicians, is always focused on solving patients’ needs and dental problems by providing a full range of services in dentistry: implantology and sinus lift, aesthetic dentistry, condilography and craniomandibular system analysis, dental surgery, endodontics, orthodontics.
Our team offers advanced interdisciplinary treatments, which include both quality and functionality, taking into consideration the personal context of each patient, in order to make a correct treatment planning before and after medical intervention and to prevent future risks. In addition, during each personalised treatment, we try to maintain the naturalness of patients’ teeth, depending on each patient’s aspect, morphology and features.
From the empiric attempts of ancient people to present days, human’s care for the beauty and health of their teeth has increased accordingly. Dental aesthetics is very important in the 21st century, but it cannot replace the TMJ functionality (temporomandibular joints) as importance. This should not lead you to the misconception that our doctors do not provide a high esthetic level of work or that they are against dental aesthetics. We want you to understand that aesthetics is firstly influenced by the maxillary and mandible bones and secondly by your teeth and the various prosthetic works we make (prep or no- prep veneers, dental crowns).
Lately, there has been a manipulative tendency of lengthening the upper front teeth in order to increase the lip volume. This type of treatment is not adequate and will not function on the medium and long term for all patients because the upper front area represents the functional space, that is directly connected to the dynamic movements of the mandible. We can lengthen the upper front group, but only after a functional analysis of the dynamics movements of the mandible. This diagnostic analysis is called condilography and it is an exact and non invasive method. Only by working interdisciplinary we can offer our patients a complex and correct treatment and not those fancy types of treatments that are presented on social media.
Beyond maintaining the dental aspect, the esthetic treatments suppose maintaining the tooth health on the medium and long term, keeping the functions of the stomatognathic system by punctual interventions (whitening treatments, dental prophylaxis, dental implants in the frontal area, surgical or non-surgical periodontal interventions, diagnostic condilography in order to set exactly the arcon type articulator on which the dental technique laboratory will make the future veneers or crowns, on the natural teeth or on the dental implants).
Dental appliances can also be used, in order to remedy the gaps between teeth, as well as the position of teeth.
° Whitening treatments
The whitening treatments may be realized by laser, lamp or at home, with professional mouth guards and whitening gel.
The laser teeth whitening is the most efficient whitening, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and is made without pain.
The lamp whitening is the most popular and the safest method.
° Dental prophylaxis
The dental prophylaxis is realized by a total hygiene, consisting in ultrasonic and air-flow scaling. The air-flow has the role to remove the left-overs of bacterial plaque and scale, as well as the perfect teeth brushing.
Regular periodical checks are recommended, twice a year or even more often for patients with periodontal issues (periodontitis). These patients suffering from the gum disease must be cleaned and followed-up every 3 months as maximum.
° Dental veneers
Dental veneers are physiognomic restorations meant to correct many esthetic imperfections, such as: teeth color, unaesthetic inter-dental gaps (gap-toothed or dental gaps), dental traumatisms, pathological abrasion of teeth following the significant night or day teeth grinding.
These veneers are made of ceramic materials or zirconium dioxide, having the similar aspect of the natural tooth enamel.
The dental veneers may be minimum prep or no-prep, depending on the teeth morphology in the respective case.
We have to mention that every case is unique and that’s why the desires of the patients to look like in a picture or like an international star, cannot be satisfied many times.
Patients should understand the limitations of each case, due to the jaw dynamics movements, that represent a reflex acquired during thousands years of life and this reflex remains during the entire life.
In other words, not any case (patient) is qualified for a treatment with dental veneers.
In order to know exactly which case qualifies for the dental veneers, we must realize a diagnostic condilography that shows us exactly the jaw dynamics movements and we can make a functional diagnostic wax-up.
The zirconium oxide replaces the classical metal, is wholly biocompatible with the dental structures and gums, imitates the natural tooth translucence, allows the light to penetrate through it and reflects it, so that the tooth is perceived naturally by the human eye, due to the polychrome behavior of the materials used in the dental technique lab.
Dental esthetics contributes a lot to improving the physical aspect, and the teeth color is one of the most important ones, that’s why there are cases when we need dental whitening.
The trials proved that the most efficient and long-lasting whitening treatment is obtained in dental offices in a couple of sessions, followed by the prescription of certain products to be used at home, in order to maintain the result achieved.
Dental whitening is recommended to all people who want to have whiter teeth. In order to enjoy of the results of a whitening treatment, patients must not have dental caries.
For a safe whitening, the DiagnoCam diagnostic is needed, the laser that determines the presence of superficial and/or deep caries, the fissure lines, demineralized teeth.
There are two types of dental whitening: at home or in the dental office.
The whitening process comprises three stages:
– evaluation of the color – related directly to the internal anatomy of the tooth, the transparency, the opalescence, the fluorescence, the metamerism, as well as the position of the tooth on the dental arch;
– the initial coloration – the trials related to the color of natural teeth show us that these ones make part of four groups of colors, numbered: A,B,C,D.
A group – the dominant color is brown – reddish
B group – the dominant color is yellow
C and D groups – the dominant color is grey
The whitening prognostic is better for the yellow-orange tints and weaker for the grey and blue tints;
– subjective – objective stage that is related directly to the eye anatomy and to the color perception.
Intraoral pictures should be taken before and after, in order to evaluate exactly, how many tones the teeth color is cleared up.
The whitening techniques may be:
– at the dental office under the direct supervision of the dentist, with a concentration of 40%, the led equipment is used, that has a very good efficiency and safety.
– at home, without medical supervision, where it may be realized with chemical ingredients or with natural ingredients, but it does not have always the expected results.
Using the modern technologies and the interdisciplinary approach, we develop endodontic treatments using the microscope and the loupes, customized (canal treatments, monoradicular /pluriradicular treatments and re-treatments etc.), aiming the recovery or maintaining the internal functionality of the teeth on the long term (treatment of the dental nerves /dental pulp).
The endodontics under the microscope is much more accurate and efficient compared to the classical one, because it helps treat the radicular root canal up to the apex level, due to the outstanding optical performance, offers the possibility to see details that cannot be noticed to the naked eye. During the latest years, endodontics has evolved a lot, now the doctors can treat dental granuloma and cysts without surgical interventions.
Many tools are used during the endodontic treatment: the dental microscope, apex locator – it allows shortening the treatment time, the ultrasonic and loop equipment, to remove the fractured tools on the canal and the rotary needles, helping for the treatment precision.
When a tooth presents a big sized caries, it is very likely that the dental pulp be inflamed because of the bacteria. These bacterial inflammations may result in dental abscess and big pain. The treatment is made during one stage or during two stages, depending on the treatment difficulty and on how advanced the infection is, supposes the instrumentation and cleaning along the entire length of the canal.
For the beginning, a retroalveolar X-ray will be taken, to see the number of canals, the length of the canals and, as the case may be, the canal calcifications. It is followed by the local anesthesia, then the root canal is begun with certain dental treatments, their sealing to prevent the penetration of microbes in the free gaps. During the entire treatment, rubber dams will be used to work in a more sterile environment, where neither the saliva nor other microorganisms or bacteria will penetrate.
The tooth at which a correct endodontic treatment was applied is followed by the application of a pivot, as the case may be, and the coronary restoration.
If the treatment is realized correctly, the teeth may be kept on the arch a long period of time, even if these ones are devitalized.
The orthodontic treatments are meant to maintain the tooth health on the long term, each intervention (orthodontic appliances, correction of malocclusions, etc.) considering the eventual dental evolutions of the patient and the prevention of other dental irregularities.
There are many types of dental anomalies that may be treated with the help of dental appliances: open occlusion, malocclusion, dental gaps, teeth crowding and of course the dental esthetics.
Orthodontics has appeared even since 1880 as a branch of dentistry and studies the teeth remediation methods.
The orthodontic treatment has many advantages: a better mouth hygiene, the teeth may be cleaned better when they are aligned, a pleasant esthetic aspect at the level of the face and a higher durability of the teeth during time.
The orthodontic treatment may be applied both at adults and at children, the difference is that it is treated more quickly at children than at adults.
Before an orthodontic treatment, an imagistic file is recommended so that the orthodontist can make a cephalometry. It is also necessary to make a condilography in order to see the status of temporomandibular joints before the inception of an orthodontic treatment, because patients with orthodontic problems are more prone, following an incomplete orthodontic treatment, to articular problems and the imbalance of the craniomandibular system.
The condilograph records the jaw dynamics movements and supplies accurate information related to the position of the articular discs in the two temporomandibular joints.
The orthodontist together with the gnathologist make a customized treatment plan depending on the dental and skeletal problems the patient has, so that at the end of the orthodontic treatment there is balance between the TMJs, the vertical occlusion size and the dental occlusion (the way that the upper and lower teeth fit together).
At Dr. Dragus Clinic we propose self-ligating orthodontic equipment of sapphire, ceramics and metal.
The self-ligating brackets dental appliance is the most efficient one, because the dental anomalies may be solved within the shortest time, activations may be made every 3-4 weeks and the efficiency of solving the anomaly increases.
A bracket will be attached on each tooth on the arcade, a vestibular arch will be fixed on these brackets for each arch. The brackets together with the vestibular arch direct the vectors of the forces for the movement of teeth through elastic ligatures.
Depending on the dental jaw anomalies of each patient, the dental appliance may be carried between 6-18 months.
At children, these dental problems will be solved within a much shorter time if the parents bring him/her during the mixed dentition (6-12 years old).
The orthodontic treatment helps widening and positioning correctly the jaw as well as aligning the teeth.
The bacterial plaque and the scale comprise a very high quantity of high pathogenic bacteria, that will determine the start of periodontal disease.
The periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that may be chronic or acute.
The trials carried-out since 1997 until present have proven that the existence of a reduced number of periodontopathogenic bacteria may trigger a deep periodontal disease.
The following are strongly related to the development of the periodontal disease and transmissible, with pathogenic effects at small concentrations:
Aa– Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans
Pg– Porphyromonas gingivalis
Td– Treponema denticola
Tf– Tannerella forsythia
Ec– Eikenella corrodens
Cr– Campylobacter rectus
Pi– Prevotella intermedia
Fn– Fusobacterium nucleatum
Pn– Prevotella nigrescens
Co– Capnocythophaga ochrea
Cs– Capnocythophaga sputigena
Cg– Capnocythophaga gingivalis
Generally, these bacteria (Aa, Pg, Td, Tf) are related to aggressive forms of periodontal disease. These bacteria are not identified in the chronic periodontal disease.
There are many strep tests based on the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique and present a high species for identifying the periodontopathogenic bacteria and establishing their relative quantity. The tests are also more sensitive than the bacterial cultures, being able to identify pathogenic germens, regardless of their viability.
The periodontitis caused by Aa, Pg, Tf, Pi, Td bacteria is characterized by the occurrence of some diverse metabolic modifications, related to virulence factors determining either the destruction of the tissues that surround the periodontium, or the inactivation of the immune mechanisms.
Particularly, the highly pathogenic species such as Aa, Pg, Tf have a wide range of pathogenic factors, and their presence in the gingival bags are the potential to cause the teeth loss.
In association with the highly pathogenic species, other species, moderately pathogenic, they might trigger a pathogenic risk, depending on the concentration in which they are present.
Very strongly pathogenic:
Aa– Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans
Pg– Porphyromonas gingivalis
Td– Treponema denticola
Tf– Tannerella forsythia
Ec– Eikenella corrodens
Cr– Campylobacter rectus
Pi– Prevotella intermedia
Fn– Fusobacterium nucleatum
Pn– Prevotella nigrescens
Co– Capnocythophaga ochrea
Cs– Capnocythophaga sputigena
Cg– Capnocythophaga gingivalis
It is very important that the eco-system of the oral cavity be balanced. When the quantity of the bacteria increases without control, then this ecosystem is imbalanced and the risk to lose the attachment increases (periodontal bags).
In order to determine the quantity of bacteria, a test is necessary to detect these periodontopathogenic bacteria, that are involved in the periodontal disease.
This strep test consists in sampling from the periodontal bags or from the inner mucosa of cheeks and lips, of the samples.
Only this way we can identify the accurate quantity and the type of periodontal pathogens.
Following this result, the doctor can choose the adequate antibiotics and the efficient treatment plan.
Such a test is also important if the surgery of dental implants follows, because following such a strep test we can assess the implanting risk.
The patients suffering from not solved periodontal problems present the high risk of losing the implants and an implant is not recommended in this case.
This periodontal disease, when becoming chronic also has impacts on other organs: heart, kidneys and rheumatic disease may occur.
Treating and preventing the craniomandibular dysfunctions suppose an interdisciplinary approach, involving the orthopedics, orthodontics and dentistry, depending on the patient background.
The temporomandibular joint represents the connection between the jaw and the temporal bone of the skull, being situated on the one side and on the other side of the head in front of the ear.
There are many factors that may generate pains of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), incomplete and unfinished orthodontic treatments, higher prosthetic works or in inocclusion.
These ones may cause pains at the muscle level in the neck area, headache, mastication problems, pains when opening the mouth and noises of the jaw.
The patients suffering from TMJ should be diagnosed and then investigated very carefully, because these problems trigger many times emotional and psychiatric disorders.
The TMJ pathology treatment (articular discs repositioned anterior or median, fractured joints, arthrotic joints), consists in a jaw repositioning into a new therapeutic position.
The jaw repositioning is realized with the help of the natural teeth, of the prosthetic works or with orthodontic appliances.
Before beginning the craniomandibular repositioning procedure we must undergo some investigations for a correct diagnosis and to issue a full treatment plan.
The newest method for accurate and rapid diagnosis is condilography, that will record directly the jaw dynamics movements (protrusion – retrusion, right-left laterality, left-right mediotrusion).
The ganthosomatic system is one of the most complex systems of the human body. This craniomandibular system is in fact a cybernetic system that represents an answer to all factors that influence it and participate in its functions. It is one of the most complex organs of the locomotor system and fulfills 6 important functions for the organism:
Breathing – vital function that ensures the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and the body cells.
Mastication – the process by which the food introduced in the oral cavity is crushed with the help of teeth and referred subsequently to the physical and chemical action of the saliva.
Speaking – the human communication vocalized form.
Deglutition – reflex physiological act by which the bolus passes from the mouth through the esophagus and reaches the stomach as a bolus where it will be digested.
Esthetics – the oral cavity together with the lips influence the facial esthetics and of the low level of the face by direct connection to the vertical occlusion size.
Stress management – with the help of the oral cavity and of the teeth, particularly the humans, remove by teeth grinding the stress accumulated over the day during the night and not only. There are both night and day teeth grinding patients at the same time.
This type of service supposes the development of some dental devices that should treat sleep disorders that might affect the teeth health on the long term such as obstructive apnea (temporary breathing stop) or night and/or day teeth grinding (teeth gnashing/clenching during sleep).
More and more patients present night teeth grinding or clenching due to the daily stress of the 21st century.
This behavior of the teeth gnashing and grinding is harmful for the teeth and temporomandibular joints, but it is benefic for the human body because the hypothalamus relaxes during these movements that involve the muscles of the craniomandibular system and of the face.
Patients with teeth grinding must wear during sleep a grinding mouth guard made of soft silicone material. Wearing this mouth guard, the teeth are protected against high forces, developed by the muscles of mastication. These mouth guards are changed when the patient ascertains that they are broken.
In order to diagnose a patient with teeth grinding, two brux checkers must be carried-out, with which the patient sleeps by turn one night. These brux checkers are made of a special foil, impregnated with a red colored food colorant.
If the patient is teeth grinding, after wearing the brux checker during sleep, the red pigment disappears on its occlusal surface, therefore the doctor can visualize the amplitude and the teeth involved in the night behavior.
The patient diagnosed with teeth grinding must wear silicone mouth guards during the entire life that will protect his/her teeth.
The patient with teeth grinding who fails to wear such mouth guards for night teeth grinding, will strip his/her teeth and will reduce the vertical occlusion size.
Following the decrease of the vertical occlusion size, a modification occurs at the level of the temporomandibular joints, increasing this way the risk of pathological imbalance of the craniomandibular system.
In other words, the teeth grinding is good because it helps us remove the stress from the body, but it is harmful for the teeth, the temporomandibular joints and the muscles.
Dental surgery represents a medical procedure that is always realized upon the doctor’s recommendation, following a medical check, and every patient enjoys of the interdisciplinary treatment.
The surgery interventions will be made depending on the patient’s background, analyzing the complexity and reducing the immediate and long-term risks and increasing the predictability of the surgical intervention.
The dental surgery interventions comprise: simple extractions, apical resections, periodontal surgery interventions, gingival plastic surgery, implant insert, open sinus surgery (lifting the sinus mucosa).
Dental extraction – consists in removing an ill tooth, that triggers and keeps the pathological processes, that cannot be cured by treatment.
If a tooth is damaged and the dentist considers that it cannot be saved, an extraction will be realized, and in its place an implant and bone addition may be made, as the case may be.
If part of a tooth has infection, an apical resection may be made by which the infected root is removed and the healthy part of the root is kept.
The periodontal surgery includes the detachment of the gingival tissue to remove the bacteria and the pathological tissue, this procedure helps regenerate the bone and the soft tissue.
The sinus lifting surgery represents the surgical procedure by which it is wanted to increase the bone quantity in the posterior part of the upper jaw. This additive surgical procedure is meant to prepare the bone support to position one or many dental implants.
Specialists recur to sinus lifting when the maxillary sinus is lifted or lowered, what means that the alveolar bone cannot support a dental implant.
The gingival plastic surgery – comprises the procedures that improve the smile aspect, through the modification of the gingival contour. These are realized to correct the morphology defects, position or gingival symmetry.
Implant is a surgical dental method by which a titanium or zirconium device is introduced in the jawbone in order to recreate artificial roots.
We are specialized in interdisciplinary dental implantology, using materials state-of-the-art (dental implant Straumann, Nobel- Biocare, Paltop, Geistlich membranes, bio-oss, bio-oss collagen, mucograft etc.) and developing specific treatments for every patient (closed or open sinus lifting, bone additions with collagen membrane (GBR), bone crest splitting, tunneling technique modified for the connective tissue graft (CTG).
In order to realize the ideal implant for one or many dental implants, we need a CBCT type radiological investigation and a surgical guide with which, intraoperative, we establish ideally from the mechanical and esthetical point of view, the implants in the bone axis.
Before implantology, patients must undergo a strep test (IL-1A, IL-1B) and blood tests (INR, glycaemia, etc.)
Following the loss of one or many teeth, mastication is affected and various disorders may occur in the organism. With the help of the dental implants we re-create artificial roots in the bone, that will take-over the masticatory forces.
The dental implants in the 21st century present a very advanced design, and a treatment of the external surface of the implant complex in order to accelerate osseointegration.
In order to make an implanting surgery, we must have sufficient bone mass (bone width and height). If you are at the edge with the bone thickness, bone addition may be made with a collagen membrane (GBR) or bone graft with cu autogenic or autologous bone.
During the surgical implanting operation a titanium or zirconium device is introduced in the jawbone in order to recreate the artificial root.
The dental implant supposes a surgical intervention under local anesthesia, invasive that implies certain risks, particularly at smokers. The implant predictability at smokers decreases prorate the number of cigarettes smoked every day.
If the patient is clinically healthy, then the postoperative risks are minimum.
The material used for the implant is biocompatible and does not trigger allergies.
During the first stage, the implant is inserted in the bone, after 7 days the suture wires will be removed, within the next 6 months the implant accommodation with the bone takes place (osseointegration), after that this one is covered with a healing abutment. The healing abutment is present in the oral cavity until the final prosthetic work is ready.
The prosthetic works on the implants are of two types:
– dental implant works cemented on the prosthetic screws, made of metal or zirconium
– screwed dental implant works.
Depending on the clinical status, the implantologist dentist chooses one of these prosthesis variants (cementing or screwing).
The directions and recommendations from the dentist are very important, for the safety of the implant: daily hygiene, periodical checks and professional cleanings.
The impression of the prosthetic field on the implants is much more different from the impression of natural teeth.
The ideal material for the impression on the implants is the polyether or intraoral scanning.
DiagnoCam is a mobile device, using the simplest, the safest and the most predictable technique in detecting the dental caries with fluorescent laser, completely lacking of radiations – with the help of a light, that was adapted particularly for this control and diagnostic method of dental caries, dental fissures, dental demineralization and abfraction.
DiagnoCam is a mobile device that identifies the lesions triggered by open or incipient caries, up to the gum base and to follow-up the evolution of such clinical situations.
This device identifies the following disorders: caries of smooth surfaces, occlusal caries, initial, secondary caries and fissures.
DIAGNOcam – caries detector with laser light and transfer is a mobile fluorescent laser device for caries detection. The device uses the DIFOTI technology (Digital Imaging Fiber Optic Transillumination) as the functioning principle. DIAGNOcam supplies images that remind of the Röntgen images, still, they lack completely the radiations – by means of a light, that was adapted particularly to this control method.
The tooth structures facilitate the passing of the light from the entry site into the camera. The areas that block the light transport (eg. carious lesions), are represented explicitly delimited as dark areas. A digital camera captures the real situation and makes it visible in real time on the screen. DIAGNOcam as mobile device has a firmware for the treatment unit, that takes-over the command of the camera functions and comprises a computer imaging processing software, to display / determine the display of the images, in order to keep / store them and there is also the possibility to record a lifestream.
This diagnocam is connected to a laptop or computer, when testing, the images are seen live, directly on the screen by the physician (the patient will see them subsequently), then they are saved in the computer, in order to compare them and to see their evolution.
The device is introduced intraoral, it is fixed on each tooth and then it is scanned.
The structure of the healthy tooth facilitates the passing of light from the entry site into the camera. The areas that block the light transfer appear in images as dark spots of the tooth), these ones are represented by caries.
We can say that this diagnostic technique is similar to the classical X-rays, but the patient does not receive certain intake of radiation during the diagnocam diagnosis.
Condilography is a non invasive diagnostic technique of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It is recommended in the cases of complex rehabilitations, on natural teeth and dental implants, as well as in the orthodontic treatments.
Condilography transmits accurate and vital information from the dental medicine office to the dental technique laboratory, such as the position of the jawbone to various reference plans (Frankfurt or Camper) position that is found on the higher model.
The condilography transmits all programmable indicators of the articulator (sagittal inclination of each condyle, value that is directly related to the anatomy of the temporal bone and more exactly to the glenoid and eminent fossa, benett angles that are directly related to the horizontal inclination of the condyles, ISS that is related to the horizontal route of the condyle, Shift angle is an angle encountered on the working side, and the condyle describes a laterotrusive movement horizontally).
All these dynamics movements of the jaw combined participate in the functionality of the craniomandibular system.
The craniomandibular system has 6 functions:
All these 6 functions are supported and are realized with the help of the jaw dynamics movements. The jaw dynamics movements are complex rotary and translation movements characteristic to each patient, realized with the help of the muscles of the craniomandibular system.
In fact, these movements are reflexes of the human body.
All these movements have been studied during the latest 300 years by many dentists and have been decoded, then designed, subsequently various simple and complex programmable articulators have been realized.
In the 21st century, due to digitalization and advanced technologies, the contemporaneous dentists have at hand complex and accurate articulators that render identically all dynamics movements of the jaw, on which we can program SCI< Bennet< ISS< Shift Angle. All these parameters, once set-up, on an articulator, will support the predictability, efficiency and professionalism of the prosthetic and pre-prosthetic treatment plan.
In other words, all our indirect prosthetic treatments must be carried-out both intraoral and extra oral in a dental technique laboratory.
Regardless of the fact whether we have a prosthetic treatment plan with prosthesis on the implants or combined implants with natural teeth, we have a diagnostic wax-up, an orthodontic appliance, a jaw repositioning, an orthognathic surgery intervention etc, all these treatment plans must be realized extra oral, that’s why a device is necessary that should support them very firmly to the intraoral reality.
Such an articulator related to an electronic condilography able to record micronically the jaw dynamics in its functionality is compulsory for the success and progress of the treatment plan, particularly in cases with prosthetics on the implant where the things are much more complex than in case of some classical works on natural teeth.
The intraoral scanning is a very accurate reproduction technique of the prosthetic field, comfortable for the patient, because we do not use anymore the impression spoon and impression material. Scanning the prosthetic field, we can transmit the information to the digitalized lab, by e-mail.
This intraoral scanner takes 3,000 tridimensional pictures per second using a special software. The upper prosthetic field (jaw), the lower prosthetic field (mandible) and the dental occlusion (the way that the upper and lower teeth fit together) are scanned. All this information will be transmitted by internet directly to the dental technique lab, avoiding this way the deformations and the eventual modifications during the transport between the dental office and the lab. Scanning reproduces exactly the shape of the teeth and of the jaws, as well as their color, it has a much better accuracy than the classical impression, that bears structural modifications.
The virtual pattern we realize following the intraoral scanning is much more accurate than the classical plaster model, from the point of view of marginal closure (threshold limit).
Using the intraoral scanning, we can work on a virtual pattern all the lab prosthetic stages, or we can print a 3D model, on which we should make certain lab prosthetic stages.
Intraoral scanning is a technique state-of-the-art that can be used also to realize the orthodontic treatment plan.
Intraoral scanning is the extension of the CAD-CAM systems of the lab and this way we can obtain monolith zirconium works, within a shorter time and with improved predictability compared to the classical impression techniques with polyether or addition silicones.
As regards the complex cases on implants, intraoral scanning is made with the help of the scanning screws.
These screws will be fastened individually on each dental implant, then we undertake the scanning.
With the help of the intraoral scanner, the dentists and the dental technicians can reproduce the exact shape and size of the teeth in various materials, using them as models, on which certain measurements may be made, orthodontic appliances and dental works may be tried before being tried – completed in the oral cavity.