Dental Technology – A Partner in Your Oral Health
Like any area of health care, dentistry has benefited from new technologies that resulted in faster, more efficient treatment and patient comfort. A small sampling of the technologies used at Royal York-Eglinton Dental is listed below:
Digital X-Rays: Instead of making you bite down on a sharp and uncomfortable piece of film, we take your dental x-rays quickly and conveniently with the latest in digital technology. With digital x-rays our team member will simply slip a sensor into your mouth. Your x-ray appears almost instantly on our computer so we can better explain to you what we see. Most importantly, the technology cuts down on the exposure of radiation by as much as 90% in comparison to conventional x-rays.
Intraoral Camera: They allow you to see what we see on the computer screen to gain better understanding of recommended dental treatment. With this technology at our fingertips in every treatment room, we are able to work together to determine the right treatment plan for you and restore your mouth to optimal health.
Ultrasonic cleaners: Tooth cleaning is usually accomplished by the non-surgical technique of scaling, sometimes called “root debridement.” It’s typically a relatively painless procedure in which small dental instruments are used to physically remove deposits from the surfaces of teeth. At one time, scaling was performed entirely with manual tools. But in the last several decades, the ultrasonic cleaner has changed all that. Electromagnetic forces in the unit’s hand-held “wand” cause its tiny tip to vibrate rapidly. These vibrations effectively blast away plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth surfaces. Small streams of water flush away debris from the area being treated. The vibrating ruptures the walls of bacterial cells and helps create an environment that’s less hospitable to harmful bacteria.
CariVU: Is a handheld laser fluorescence device for detection of caries and cracks in your teeth. The device is completely radiation free and by means of light that is especially adapted for this examination method. The live video displays the selected tooth on the screen and helps diagnose caries (cavity) safely and accurately. This helps to prevent missed cavities but also not to over treat small cavities that can be treated with different ways instead of fillings. This technology has significantly and efficiently improved the design, health, and overall appearance of patients’ smiles, while enhancing their experience in the dental chair.