Before a dentist uses dental loupes he or she will need to carefully consider a number of features that will help them know what kind of loupe is right for their needs and patients. Buying the biggest loupes does not always make sense, especially when the dentist needs to peer at very minute areas inside the mouth of his or her patient.
When the area to be treated is magnified more than is necessary, and then it can lead to problems caused by distortion and loss of resolution. This in turn can make the dentist make a wrong diagnosis and use the wrong treatment.
As a patient, you want to make sure that your dentist is using the right equipment when treating your teeth and gums. As it is, most people fear going to a dentist and this fear will be compounded if they realize that their dentist is not using the right equipment. At the very least, dentists must only use those loupes that offer perfect visualization as well as topmost functionality.
Ideally, dental loupes must be able to provide an excellent field of vision. This will enable the dentist to view the patient’s mouth clearly and also reduce fatigue of the eyes. The diameter of the loupe affects the width of the field of view. To cut the field of view down it is important to choose dental loupes that have the right optical design as well as good ability to magnify. Ideally, dental loupes should have an excellent resolution and good field of view. Together, they will enable the dentist to perform his or her duties in the best manner possible.
Each dental loupe has its own resolution as well as field width. The cheapest option is the one with just one lens. The next best option is one in which the magnification is average. Above this kind of loupe there is the one with a stronger magnification and at the top there is the loupe that has strongest magnification.
Depending on the amount of magnification required to perform their duties, dentists will need to pick from one of these 4 groups of loupes. Also, when choosing the loupes the dentist also needs to factor in whether he or she uses prescription glasses. If the dentist is already wearing prescription glasses then it is important to choose loupes that offer good adjustment as well as a bigger field of view width.
Most dental loupes are covered by a one-year warranty and they are also sold with certain accessories like a safety strap and cleaning cloth as well as a tool with which to make adjustments to the tension.
The bottom line is that dental loupes must provide top quality vision to the dentist as only then does it guarantee that the diagnosis as well as treatment will be suitable. The right diagnosis and treatment will in turn guarantee a satisfied patient. Depending on the resolution and the field width, dentists can choose from a handful of options that if chosen correctly will help them help their patients.