Actualizado: 27 de abr de 2020
Augmented visualization is a new concept recently appeared when the microscope EXTARO 300 from ZEISS were launched. The so-called Light Modes incorporated in this microscope were mainly thought to enable restorative dentists to see things in a way they never did before.
Augmented visualization means that clinicians will have the chance to use the type of light they need in each stage of the clinical procedure thanks to 3 main different light sources. Dentists have used these types of light before but never as easily and effectively as now.
The Fluorescence Mode takes a step forward the concept we call “colour guided dentistry”. Dentists have always used colours as guide of their work. Thanks to magnification we improve our perception of colours making, therefore, better clinical decisions. Every material and tissue behave in a different way under black light. Under the Fluorescence Mode we will be able to clearly distinguish different tissues (sound, infected or sclerotic dentin, enamel and calculus) or materials (ceramics, composites, cements or hybrid materials). This will make our work more accurate, faster and even more important, less invasive.
The No Glare Mode uses the cross polarized light to enable us to see the real colour of the tooth. This tool has been widely used by restorative dentists specialty when high aesthetic demands are required, but its use has never been so easy and accessible.
True Light Mode is a new light thought to work with composites without time constraints because it does not start resin light cure. Contrary to the classical orange filter, this new one does not negatively affect our vision capacity, so you feel like working under normal light.