Dental Technology at Pickering Village Dental
The technology we use helps us provide patients with dental care including dental lasers, digital X-rays and intraoral scanners.
Technologies at Our Clinic
The technology used at Pickering Village Dental helps us provide dental care, diagnoses and treatment plans at your appointments. Since we can display digital X-rays and scans on monitors in our treatment rooms, we're able to show you issues in your mouth and walk you through your treatment plan.
We strive to provide patients with dental care, and work to help them remain informed regarding their oral health. Technology can help us accomplish this goal.
Instead of traditional photographic X-ray film, digital X-rays operate with digital sensors to produce computer images of your teeth and gums, in addition to other oral conditions and structures. This enables your dentist to examine parts of your mouth which are not visible to the naked eye.
Panoramic X-rays help your dentist produce a single flat image of your entire mouth. This photograph represents the teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), upper and lower jaws, sinus and nasal structures. We often use panoramic X-rays to help plan treatments for implants, braces and extractions.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Dental lasers (focused light beams) are valuable for a number of soft tissue procedures, typically for repair and healing purposes. They help our dentists perform dental procedures such as lengthening crowns, reshaping gums or treating periodontal disease while providing an alternative to traditional alternatives such as scalpels.
iTero Intraoral Scanner
The iTero® intraoral scanner produces digital dental impressions, an alternative to traditional dental impressions. Using an optical scanning wand, your dentist captures a digital image of your teeth. With this device, your dentist gathers data to create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth.