At Eckhardt Dental Centre, we use dental technology such as lasers, digital x-rays and intraoral scanners to help us provide our patients with efficient dental care.
Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
At Eckhardt Dental Centre, the technology we use can help to inform treatment planning and make your dental appointments more efficient.
Because we can display digital x-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms, we can clearly show you any issues with your dental health and walk you through our recommended treatment.
We strive to provide you with efficient dental care, and make sure that you are fully informed about your oral health. Dental technology can help us do that.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic x-ray film.
Our digital x-ray technology produces detailed computer images of the teeth, as well as other oral structures and conditions, allowing your dentist to examine parts of the mouth not visible to the naked eye.
Panoramic x-rays provide flat representation of your entire mouth.
This image captures the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures, and can be used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
In dentistry, lasers are used by dentists to deliver light energy in a variety of dental procedures. They may allow our dentists to perform dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions than traditional methods. At Eckhardt Dental Centre, our dentists may use lasers to help remove overgrown or decayed tissue, to reshape the gums, harden dental restorations, or whiten teeth.
Intraoral scanners are used to create digital dental impressions, an alternative to traditional dental impressions. Your dentist uses an optical scanning wand to take detailed digital images of your teeth in a few minutes. This device allows your dentist to capture data and create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening
VELscope is a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to help enhance the way your dentist sees oral mucosal abnormalities that might not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye. This oral screening device can help our dentists identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. VELscope also allows your dentist to perform oral cancer screenings during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions in about two minutes.