Technology At Your Vancouver General Dentistry Clinic
iTero Intraoral Scanner
Intraoral scanners from iTero scan the mouths of patients, capturing images to create three-dimensional dental images in minutes. Intraoral scanners are simple to use and can be operated by one person. Their user-friendly nature helps dental professionals get the best results. The scans they produce are also more detailed than the traditional two-dimensional images they replace.
Intraoral scanners feature a wand, which the dental professional moves around a patient’s mouth. In the latest versions, the wand captures thousands of frames per second which are pieced together to create a three-dimensional visualisation of the patient’s mouth. The wands on iTero intraoral scanners are smaller than early intraoral scanners, allowing them to scan molars in the back of the mouth which were traditionally difficult to reach. Dental professionals using small wands also aren’t limited by how wide their patients can open their mouths. The small wands are also less likely to make patients gag than older forms of scanning technology.
Visit our clinic for an iTero scan! We accept referrals from other offices to do digital impressions for Invisalign, Night Guards, Retainers, and One Guide Surgical Stent.
Available at our Cambie location. More CBCT Scanning info to be added soon.
Atlantis Dental use digital x-rays instead of traditional dental x-rays for a variety of beneficial reasons. To start with, digital x-rays are much safer than the traditional version, because they use up to 90% less radiation compared to film-based procedures used in the past. This is especially important for patients who need multiple x-rays. Furthermore, because the image is sent to a computer and not to a film, the results are instant and much clearer than traditional versions – so there’s no waiting around for processing. It’s also easy and safe to transfer images between computers, to specialists, and so on. Last but not least, no film equals no waste for the environment, which is why digital x-rays are a green solution, too!
To learn more about our digital x-rays or book an appointment, contact us today.
Invisalign® Invisible Braces
With the aid of Invisalign technology, we are able to create impressions of your teeth, which will be digitized so that Dr. Karkanis can work with a computerized 3-D image and tooth positioning software. We use these digital images to create a series of comfortable and invisible aligner trays that are custom to your treatment outcome. These customized aligners are created for you to wear at each stage of your treatment, and are made without metal wires, brackets or bands – which makes them remarkably comfortable (especially compared to traditional metal braces!) and effective.
Contact Atlantis Dental today to achieve a straighter and healthier smile in only six to eight weeks!
Velscope Examination System for Oral Cancer Screening
The Velscope system shines a blue light in the mouth that allows Dr. Karkanis to better see lesions such as cancer. If a lesion is found it is photographed under the blue light, measured, and followed up to make sure it is not serious.
CEREC One Appointment Crowns
CEREC Restorations are a form of porcelain restorations being made by utilizing a new technology called CAD-CAM (Computerized Assisted Design- Computerized Assisted Milled).
CEREC crowns are made in office while you wait, ensuring quick, custom-fitted crowns that can be inserted immediately. The technology even allows you to watch while your new crown is being milled.
To learn more about CEREC crowns, contact us today.
At Atlantis Dental we take patient communication and education seriously. We’re proud to offer CareVisionHD in-office video service at all our locations to keep you abreast of all of the benefits that our dental practice has to offer.