Microscopic Dentistry

What Is Microscopic Dentistry?

Many dentists have loupes to look at a patient’s mouth more closely, but microscopic dentistry uses specialised microscopes to examine an area of your mouth or a tooth in far greater detail. Dental microscopes have a magnification of up to 20 times that of the naked eye. If there is a problem with a tooth or with your gums, our dentists here at Tooth Savers can quickly identify it and will recommend the most suitable treatment options. 

When Might I Need Microscopic Dentistry?

We use microscopic dentistry in general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry.  This method is especially helpful in detecting hairline fractures in teeth and minuscule imperfections. By utilising this technique, treatment can be provided at an earlier stage, potentially avoiding the need for more invasive or lengthy procedures while helping to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. The value of microscopic dentistry has been proven in periodontal and preventive dental care. It can be especially useful in treating an infected tooth requiring root canal treatment.

How Could Microscopic Dentistry Improve Root Canal Treatment?

The purpose of root canal treatment is to eliminate bacteria causing the infection and to thoroughly remove all debris before permanently sealing the tooth so it may be fully restored. Microscopic dentistry enables our dentists to clean and disinfect an infected tooth more effectively while ensuring this treatment is as comfortable and as gentle as possible for our patients. The greater magnification provided by microscopic dentistry improves treatment success and the potential longevity of a root-treated tooth. 

The Cosmetic Benefits of Microscopic Dentistry

Our dentists provide the most conservative care possible. With microscopic dentistry, the preparation of the natural tooth can be minimal while still achieving optimum results. Removing a small layer of the natural tooth is necessary for secure bonding between the tooth structure and dental veneer or crown. With the expanded scope of microscopic dentistry, you can achieve natural-looking results conservatively.