At Alta Vista Laser Dental Centre, the technology we use helps us provide patients with efficient dental care including dental lasers, digital x-rays and intraoral scanners.
Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
At Alta Vista Laser Dental Centre, we leverage technology to help plan effective treatments and help your dental appointments run smoothly. We can display digital scans and x-rays on monitors in our treatment rooms, which means we can show you any issues in your mouth and explain your treatment plan clearly.
We're on a mission to provide patients with efficient dental care, and make sure they are fully informed regarding their oral health. Dental technology helps us accomplish this goal.
Instead of traditional photographic x-ray film, digital x-rays use digital sensors to produce highly detailed computer images of your teeth and gums, in addition to other oral structures and conditions. This allows your dentist to capture and display clear images in minutes, and examine parts of your mouth that would not otherwise be visible to the naked eye.
Using panoramic x-rays, your dentist can create a single flat image of your entire mouth. This image represents the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the sinus and nasal structures. Our dentist uses panoramic x-rays to help plan treatments for braces, dentures, implants and extractions.
Cone Beam Cat Scan
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine that creates 3D images of soft tissues, dental structures, bone and nerve paths in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images captured with CBCT allow for more precise treatment planning, including examining your airway to diagnose snoring and sleep apnea.
Intraoral scanners are used to make digital dental impressions, which can be created more efficiently and with less mess than traditional impressions. This device helps your dentist capture highly accurate data to create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth. Plus, we can reduce the time spent in our chair and the overall number of visits for specific procedures.
Lasers (extremely focused light beams) can be used in a variety of soft and hard tissue procedures to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, harden dental restorations quickly, whiten teeth, reshape gums or prepare teeth for cavity restoration.
This often eliminates the need for anesthetics and the requirement to use a drill, which can produce noise and vibration. At Alta Vista Laser Dental Centre, dental lasers allow our dentist to perform dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions for patients.