CariVu is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to identify cavities and cracks in the tooth.
Cavity Detection Device
In this office we have the technology of an instrument called CariVu that we use in addition to x-rays to evaluate the teeth. CariVu is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to identify cavities and cracks in the tooth.
This instrument cradles the tooth while bathing it in a safe light, CariVu’s transillumination technology, makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This unique caries detector allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy.
Since transillumination can show lesions in the beginning stages, using CariVu during routine prophylaxis can aid the hygienist and dentist in identifying questionable areas early on and decide on a course of preventive care.
When used together, a radiograph, a transilluminated image, and an intra-oral photo provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth.
6475 Wall St Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO 80918