At Kingdom Clinic, we have a programme of continual investment in the latest technology for the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, cosmetic periodontal therapies and dental implant treatments. While this represents a significant expenditure for our clinic, we believe that this is justified as it allows us to deliver faster and more reliable therapies with the added advantage of being more comfortable for our patients, and usually at significantly reduced costs to them!
Vatech Pax I3D Smart SP scanner
Our practice has a state of the art digital cone beam CT scanner. This scanner is able to produce Ultra HD 3-D images at significantly reduced radiation dose to the patient. It features multiple fields of view (FOV), meaning patient exposure can be limited based on clinical need. CBCT scans, where justified, can significantly aid with planning of dental implant cases. They allow a 3 dimensional evaluation of the available bone which facilitates more accurate implant placement and ultimately helps to ensure a more successful treatment outcome. www.vatechglobal.com
3 Shape Intraoral Scanning
This is one of the most recent dental innovations which is loved by both dentists and patients alike.
This is an alternative to taking impressions or moulds of your mouth. A small high tech digital camera quickly scans the surface of your mouth, to build up a 3D true colour file of your mouth. This file can be used to create CAD-CAM or 3D printed models and restorations. We use the scan data in combination with 3D X-rays for advanced dental implant planning procedures, and production of 3D printed guides.
Laser Periodontology in Kerry
In the last 5 years we have successfully used laser therapy for treatment of periodontal disease and for other surgical procedures. Initially this was limited to Quicklase Diode laser and the BIOLASE WaterLase™. More recently we have upgraded to the premier dental laser, the Fotona Lightwalker.
The Fotona Lightwalker periodontal therapy disrupts biofilms, kills specific pathologic bacteria and shatters calculus subgingivally to leave fresh healthy periodontal tissues to re-attach to the tooth. It can penetrate to the full depth of the periodontal pocket (without heat generation), unlike conventional deep debridement which usually has a maximum cleaning depth of 5-6mm sub-gingivally. It significantly reduces the need for flap surgery, which is very much welcomed by patients! The major advantages are that it reduces treatment time and expense for the patient with the added bonus of less gingival recession and discomfort. The patient gets returned to you more quickly.
There are an increasing number of patients with complex medical problems and complex drug therapies such as Bisphosphonates and new-generation anti-coagulants. Those patients can pose a real problem for dental treatment planning. Our combination of laser devices has opened up new avenues of treatment for these patients. Lasers significantly reduce the risk of adverse complications and consequently we are happy to consider therapy for them.
By referring your patients to Kingdom Clinic, I hope you will agree that we are not just another Periodontology clinic. Rather we are Ireland’s most technologically advanced Periodontal referral clinic – Your Partner in Periodontal Care.
This excellent regenerative procedure involves the taking of a sample of your blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge, and using the growth factor rich plasma to accelerate your natural healing. Platelet‐rich plasma (PRP) is widely used in regenerative medicine because of its high concentrations of various growth factors and platelets.
The Florida Probe System
Our practice is equipped with a dedicated periodontal charting and analysis FP32 software. The Florida Probe System has transformed our computer into a computerized probing station! It allows us to probe, chart, educate and motivate our patients. This ultimately leads to more successful treatment in a shorter time. The Florida Probe System provides exceptional clinical documentation, and this facilitates communication with our referring dentists. www.floridaprobe.com
Satelec Piezotome Cube
Bone surgery without drilling. Piezoelectricity in pre-implant and periodontal surgery enables us to provide much more comfort and precision compared to conventional surgical techniques. It provides effortless and precise cutting without soft tissue injury. Post-operative pain is minor and healing is fast. Furthermore, much less effort is required to obtain a very fine cutting line. The Piezotome Cube is the ideal partner for us as we want to be able to cut hard tissue with the greatest possible power and least possible risk, and to do this simply, reliably and with micrometer precision – for osteotomy, osteoplasty, sinus lift and bone splitting. This second-generation high-tech piezoelectric device is equipped with the latest ultrasonic technology, and easy-to-use controls. www.acteongroup-products.com/satelec