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Guided Biofilm Technology

Here at Divine Digital Dentistry​, we strongly recommend that our patients see us at six-monthly intervals for routine professional dental cleanings. These six-monthly visits form a crucial part of any good preventative dental care plan and are an easy way to help maintain good oral health.

Why Do I Need Professional Dental Cleanings?

Each day, soon after you have brushed your teeth, they become covered in a plaque biofilm that contains harmful bacteria. When you brush and floss regularly most, but not all plaque biofilm is removed. Any that remains soon hardens into calculus, a hard substance that cannot be brushed or flossed away. 

It is important to remove calculus regularly as otherwise the harmful toxins within it can infect and inflame your gums. These bacteria also produce acid that can gradually weaken your tooth enamel, increasing your risk of cavities. When we professionally clean your teeth, we can remove all harmful plaque and calculus buildup.

How Can Guided Biofilm Technology Help Improve My Dental Cleanings?

Guided Biofilm Technology is a way of ensuring your professional dental cleaning is safe, gentle and minimally invasive. We like to think of it as a spa treatment for your teeth and gums. When you receive this therapy, you will leave Divine Digital Dentistry with a mouth that feels wonderfully clean, and teeth that are smooth and shiny.

What is the Process for Guided Biofilm Therapy?

Firstly, our dentist must gently check your teeth and gums for any signs of dental disease. Next, we apply a disclosing agent to your teeth, which dyes any plaque and calculus, so we know exactly where to clean. An added advantage of using a disclosing agent is that we can also identify any areas you may regularly miss when brushing and flossing. If needed, we can review your oral care routine and offer tips on how to improve it.

We then begin to clean your teeth, using a mixture of water, air and very fine powder. The mixture is applied as a spray, so it gently exfoliates your teeth. Because treatment is so effective, the device doesn’t need to touch your teeth physically, so it is very comfortable. If you have dental implants or signs of active gum disease, we use a special tip on our cleaning device to target these areas more thoroughly.

Sometimes, calculus can be stubborn to remove, and when necessary, we use special ultrasonic instruments to loosen it, so we can thoroughly clean all tooth surfaces. We complete your treatment by checking all tooth surfaces are clean, and all calculus is removed. 

What are Some of the Advantages of Guided Biofilm Technology?

Guided Biofilm Technology provides our patients with an improved dental clean. Patients like this treatment because it is so comfortable and pain-free, and your teeth feel super-clean afterwards. This therapy is especially helpful for people with more sensitive teeth and gums because it is so gentle. 

While six-monthly visits are adequate for patients with good dental health, some people with active gum disease or other issues might benefit from more frequent cleanings.

CEREC AC Connect

CEREC AC Connect with CEREC Software 4.0 represents the latest advancement in chairside digital impressioning with no more scan fees. Powered by Sirona’s exclusive Bluecam technology, CEREC AC Connect provides digital impressions of the highest precision for impeccable results.

Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology is also impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.

What is CEREC®?

CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.

How does the instrument work?

CEREC® uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.

What does this innovation mean for a patient?

A tooth-coloured restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. The CEREC® has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.

Benefits Single-visit convenience

  • Brush twice daily
  • Use a soft toothbrush with rounded bristles
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months
  • Use toothpaste with added fluoride
  • Floss at least once daily
  • Visit us every six months for a thorough examination and clean

Proven Technology

CEREC® has two decades of clinical research and practical experience to support the success of this technology. More than eight million restorations have been performed worldwide using CEREC® technology. Locally, Divine Digital Dentistry has successfully used CEREC® to provide attractive, convenient tooth restorations to over 300 patients

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