At Omega 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 Omega Dental, 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 efficient dental care, and help them become fully informed about their oral health. Dental technology helps us do that.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic x-ray film. They produce 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 dental treatments.
In dentistry, lasers (focused light beams) can be used in a variety of soft and hard tissue procedures. They allow our dentists to perform dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Omega Dental, our dentists use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, to reshape the gums, to harden dental restorations quickly, or to whiten teeth.
Cone Beam Cat Scan
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine that generates 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with CBCT allow for more precise treatment planning, including analyzing your airway for snoring and sleep apnea treatment.
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 during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions in about two minutes.
iTero 3D Scanner
The iTero® intraoral scanner takes highly accurate, 3D impressions of your bite and the hard and soft tissues in your mouth. It allows us to plan your dental treatment in real-time, store data digitally, and create Invisalign clear aligners, in addition to dental models for restorative dental work such as veneers, crowns and implants.