At Access Dental, we use dental technology to help us provide patients with efficient dental care, including dental lasers, digital x-rays and intraoral scanners.
Technology at Our Dental Clinic
Our dental technology helps inform treatment planning, and can also make your dental appointments more efficient. Because we can display digital x-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms, we can show you any issues in your mouth and walk you through your treatment plan.
It's our mission to provide patients with efficient dental care, and to make sure that they are fully informed and educated about their oral health. Dental technology helps us accomplish this.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic x-ray film to 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 are difficult to see with the naked eye.
Panoramic x-rays are used to create a single image of your entire mouth. The images they produce are flat representations of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures. Panoramic x-rays can help us plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
Our dental laser allows our dentists to perform dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Access Dental, our dentists use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, to reshape the gums, to harden dental restorations more quickly, or to whiten teeth.
iTero 3D Scanner
The iTero® intraoral scanner takes highly accurate, 3D impressions of your mouth. It allows us to plan your dental treatment in real time, store data digitally, and create Invisalign clear aligners. The intraoral scanner features a wand, which is designed to allow your dentist to comfortably scan hard-to-reach places in your mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening Device
The VELscope® is an oral cancer screening device that helps your dentist identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Using fluorescence visualisation technology, your VELscope cancer screening can be performed in your dentist’s office during routine exams in about two minutes.
Cone Beam Cat Scan
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a type of x-ray machine that generates 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in one scan. The images we obtained with CBCT allow for more precise treatment planning, including analyzing your airway for snoring and sleep apnea treatment.