At Bellevue Dental Arts, we’re always researching new technologies to bring you the highest level of care. That’s why we’ve incorporated the innovative CariVu system from one of the most respected brands in dentistry, DEXIS.
Cavities and cracks hide down the sides of teeth and in the grooves on the chewing surfaces, and may escape even the closest clinical exam. While digital x-rays provide valuable information, questionable areas may avoid discovery. DEXIS CaruVu is a portable device that offers a safe, simple and powerful tool to detect damaging decay.
CariVu gently hugs the side of the tooth and floods it with near-infrared light. The patented trans-illumination technology causes the tooth to appear transparent while cavities block and absorb the light and appear dark. The fully illuminated tooth is projected onto a screen, allowing both you and Dr. Chiang to clearly see hidden problem spots with a high degree of accuracy.
DEXIS CariVu offers a significant advancement for imaging teeth and providing valuable clinical information. Detecting developing problems before they result in pain or fracture avoids more extensive treatment and helps you maintain optimal dental health.