Written by Dentistry Today
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 18:12
Spectra is a handheld, noninvasive imaging instrument that visually aids in the detection of caries. Using exclusive fluorescence technology, LEDs project high-energy light onto the tooth surface, causing cariogenic bacteria to fluoresce. Software interpolated images of the tooth depict various stages of enamel and dentin caries in blue, red, orange, or yellow, while showing healthy enamel in green. It is an ideal complement to x-rays during patient exams, allowing you to capture, store, compare, and retain your Spectra images. It is the only handheld imaging device on the market that provides numerical and color readings to measure the extent of decay with unmatched precision. Support a minimally invasive treatment approach with simple, dependable, early caries detection. It is now FDA-cleared and includes a 3-year warranty. For more information, call (800) AIR-TECH or visit airtechniques.com.