At our Edmonton dental clinic, we use technologies, including soft tissue laser, intraoral scanners and digital x-rays, to provide our patients with efficient dental care.
Our Highmoor Dental dental team uses technology to help inform our treatment planning and make your dental appointments quick and efficient. Since we are able to display our digital x-rays and scans on monitors in our treatment rooms, we can show you any issues we have identified in your mouth as we walk you through your treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide each of our patients with efficient and precise dental care to make sure they know as much as possible about their oral health. Dental technology helps us to accomplish that.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors rather than the photographic film used in traditional x-rays. They are able to create highly detailed digital images of your gums and teeth as well as other oral structures and any conditions you may be experiencing. This allows your dentist to examine parts of your mouth which aren't visible to your naked eye.
Panoramic x-rays allow our dentist the create a single, continuous image of your entire mouth. This image is a flat representation of your teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), sinus and nasal structures and your upper and lower jaws. Panoramic x-rays are often used to help create treatment plans for braces, implants, extractions and dentures.
In dentistry, extremely focused beams of light (lasers) can be used for a variety of soft or hard tissue procedures. They let our dentist perform dental procedures with fewer medical interventions and less pain. At Highmoor Dental, our dentist uses laser for soft tissue procedures to removed decayed or overgrown tissue and to reshape gums.
Intraoral scanners are used to craft digital dental impressions. They are an effective alternative to traditional dental impressions which can be both time consuming and messy. Your dentist only has to use an optical wand to take a digital image of your teeth within minutes. This device lets our dentist to capture precise data and create a digital replica of both the hard and soft tissues of your mouth.
The iTero® intraoral scanner is able to take highly accurate and 3D impressions of your bite. This allows our dentist to plan your dental treatment in real time, to store data about your smile digitally, and create Invisalign clear aligners for our patients.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine that generates 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with CBCT allow for more precise treatment planning, including analyzing your airway for snoring and sleep apnea treatment.
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