At Yonge Street Dental, the technology we use helps us provide patients with dental care including dental lasers, digital x-rays and intraoral scanners.
Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
At Yonge Street Dental, 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 show you any issues in your mouth and walk you through your treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide our patients with excellent dental care, and make sure they are fully informed about their oral health. Dental technology helps us to accomplish this.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic x-ray film. They produce highly detailed computer images of the teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions, allowing your dentist to examine parts of the mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.
Panoramic x-rays allow your dentist to create a single image of your entire mouth. This image is a flat representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures. Panoramic x-rays are often used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
Soft Tissue Dental Lasers
Lasers can be used in a number of soft tissue procedures in dentistry. This technology allows our dentists to perform procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Yonge Street Dental, our dentists can use lasers for a range of healing and repair purposes, from reshaping gums to treating periodontal disease, while reducing pain.
Oral Cancer Screening Device
The VELscope® is an oral cancer screening device that helps the dentist to identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Using fluorescence visualisation technology, it can be performed in your dentist’s office where indicated.