At Orangeville Dental Centre, we're committed to providing our patients with dental care by using a range of dental technology, including digital and panoramic x-rays, soft tissue lasers and more.
We are proud to offer CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), a machine that allows us to prepare and places natural-looking ceramic fillings in a single office visit.
CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to design and mill precise restorations such as veneers, crowns, and other single-tooth restorations. The restorations are made from a single block of biocompatible, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant material. The restoration is made to closely match the colour of a patient's natural teeth and will last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
Digital x-rays are used to produce detailed images of your teeth, gums and other oral structures. Unlike traditional x-rays, digital radiography requires no chemical processing and significantly cuts down the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to.
Your dentist will place a small electronic sensor in your mouth to capture the images, which can be pulled up instantly on a computer screen.
Panoramic radiography is a two-dimensional dental x-ray that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, and surrounding structures and tissues. It produces a flat representation of the jaw's curved structure, making it easier to analyze each part of the mouth.
Panoramic x-rays are often performed by dentists in everyday practice and may be used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
Soft Tissue Lasers
At Orangeville Dental Centre, our dentist uses lasers to deliver light energy to cut soft tissues for gum contouring, gum crown lengthening, biopsies, hemostasis and apthous ulcer treatment.
Lasers allow our dentist to perform procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. Overall, this means that patients are much more comfortable both during and after treatment.
An intraoral camera can scan the mouth to capture three-dimensional dental images in minutes. It is a tiny camera located at the end of a wand that is used to take pictures of your teeth during an examination.
The images can then be magnified and viewed on the television screen for you to see, and help your dentist create accurate physical dental models for restorative dental work, such as dental veneers, crowns and implants.
Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaling/Prophyjet
The first step in dental cleaning is scaling – the removal of plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces. Scaling is done both manually, by your dental hygienist, and using a new technology called a Cavitron. The Cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler and polisher that works to remove and reduce tartar on the teeth.
Our office has chair side computers in all our operatories, in order for you to reserve your next appointment with us before you leave.
We also use computers to store and retrieve your dental records, digital radiographs, photographs, insurance information, appointment scheduling and much more. We also have computerized consultation illustrations and EDI insurance online.