At Souris Family Dental, the technology we use helps us provide patients with efficient dental care including dental lasers, digital x-rays and an intraoral scanner.
Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
The technology we use at Souris Family Dental helps to inform treatment planning and ensure your dental appointments run smoothly. We can display digital x-rays and scans on monitors in our treatment rooms, and show you any issues in your mouth, then guide you through your treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide patients with efficient dental care, and make sure we keep them fully informed regarding their oral health. Dental technology helps us accomplish this mission.
Instead of traditional photographic x-ray film, digital sensors are used in digital x-rays to produce detailed computer images of your teeth and gums, along with other oral conditions and structures. This allows your dentist to see parts of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.
With panoramic x-rays, your dentist creates a single flat image of your entire mouth. This image represents the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures. Panoramic x-rays are usually used to help plan treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
Lasers (extremely focused light beams) are a minimally invasive technology typically used in a number of soft and hard tissue procedures. They enable our dentists to complete dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Souris Family Dental, our dentists use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, to reshape the gums, to harden dental restorations quickly, or to whiten teeth.
Omnicam Intraoral Scanner
The CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) Omnicam replaces impressions with a digital camera which moves over your teeth and captures crisp, clear images of your mouth. Restoration designs for dental crowns, inlays and onlays are exported to a lab for fabrication. No mold required and no returning for multiple appointments - just powder-free, mess-free impressions.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations
CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a system that allows for the fabrication and placement of high-quality ceramic dental crowns, inlays and onlays in a single appointment. No need for temporary restorations - your dentist can build, create and place ceramic restorations while you sit in the dental chair.
Cone Beam Cat Scan
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine that produces 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images captured with CBCT allow for more precise treatment planning.
iTero Element 5D Scanner
The iTero® Element 5D scanner has near-infrared scanning to detect decay. It allows us to plan your dental treatment in real time, store data digitally, and create Invisalign clear aligners.
Intraoral cameras take high resolution photos with adjustable lighting, which can help us examine fine details up close. They also allow us to show images to patients on a chair-side screen, so that they can see what we see.