The technology we use at our dental clinic helps us support the level of care that we provide each of our patients. In our clinic, we utilize dental lasers, digital X-rays, and intraoral scanners as part of the care we provide.
Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
With an eye to helping our patients' dental appointments to be convenient and efficient, our York Sheppard dental team utilizes a range of dental technology at our clinic.
The technology we use helps to inform treatment planning and make your dental appointments run smoothly.
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 patients with personalized dental care while helping them to remain informed about their oral health. Dental technology helps us do that.
Digital X-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic X-ray film. This technology produces 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 flat representation of your teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures can be used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
Electrosurge Dental Lasers
In dentistry, lasers (focused light beams) can be used in a variety of soft and hard tissue procedures. Lasers allow our dentists to perform oral surgery and other procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Sheppard Yorkland Dental, our dentists use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, reshape the gums, or harden dental restorations.
Intraoral scanners create digital dental impressions, an ideal alternative to traditional dental impressions which many patients find messy and time-consuming. Your dentist simply uses an optical scanning wand to quickly take a digital image of your teeth. This device allows your dentist to capture data to create digital replicas of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth.