At Eckhardt Dental Centre, we utilize 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 helps 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 the 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 helps us do that.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic x-ray film.
Our digital x-ray technology produces extremely detailed, highly accurate 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 allow our dentists to perform dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Eckhardt Dental Centre, our dentists may use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, to reshape the gums, harden dental restorations quickly, or whiten teeth.
Intraoral scanners are used to create digital dental impressions, an ideal alternative to messy and time consuming traditional dental impressions. Your dentist simply uses an optical scanning wand to take detailed digital images of your teeth in just minutes. This device allows your dentist to capture highly accurate 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 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 helps our dentists identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. VELscope allows your dentist to perform oral cancer screenings during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions in about two minutes.