Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
At Thorncliffe Dental Centre, the technology we use helps develop treatment plans and make your dental appointments run smoothly.
Since we can display digital X-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms, we can walk you through our plan for treatment and inform you of any concerning issues.
We aim to fully inform patients about their oral health while providing them with dental care. Dental technology helps us achieve this.
Digital X-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic X-ray film. Digital X-rays produce highly detailed computer images of the teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions. This allows your dentist to examine parts of the mouth that would not be visible otherwise.
Panoramic X-rays allow your dentist to create a single image of the entire mouth. This image is a flat depiction of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, nasal and sinus structures, and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). These X-rays are often used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions, and implants.
In dentistry, lasers (focused light beams) can be used in a variety of soft and hard tissue procedures. They allow our dentists to perform dental procedures with less pain and less medical involvement. At Thorncliffe Dental Centre, our dentists use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, reshape the gums, harden dental restorations quickly, or whiten teeth.
Intraoral scanners create digital dental impressions, an ideal alternative to traditional dental impressions which can be messy and time-consuming. Your dentist simply uses an optical scanning wand to take a digital image of your teeth within minutes. This device allows your dentist to capture accurate data to create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening Device
Oral cancer screening devices help our dentists to identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Using fluorescence visualization technology, it can be performed in your dentist’s office during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions in about two minutes.