CariVu™ Cavity Detection
CariVu is a cavity detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of carious lesions (cavities) and cracks.
By being positioned close to the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light, CariVu's transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy. The CariVu images read like familiar X-ray images — lesions will appear as dark areas.
This valuable service is included at no additional charge with your regular check-up and cleaning visits.