Here are some of the technologies we use at Clinique dentaire Susan Biner to detect problems faster, make more precise diagnoses, provide more effective treatments and directly improve your oral health.
E4D technology is used for high-quality ceramic restorations in only one appointment. Computer-aided design and manufacturing is done on site and the results are impeccable! Three types of restorations are possible using E4D:
- Crowns: A crown is used to repair and reinforce a tooth that is significantly damaged, has a deep cavity or has undergone a root canal. The crown completely covers the tooth, giving it back its original appearance, function and strength.
- Veneers: A veneer is a thin ceramic shell secured to a tooth’s surface. It is both durable and natural-looking.
- Inlays: An inlay is a custom-made piece of ceramic that is inserted in a tooth to replace a broken restoration or a deep cavity. An inlay helps prevent a tooth from becoming weak by reinforcing it and making it more durable.
Thanks to the innovative E4D technology, we can accurately produce any of these restorations in just one session! This way, you’ll only need one round of anaesthetics to get a functional, solid, durable and natural-looking restoration.
CariVu is a small, compact and portable tool used to detect cavities. Placed on either side of a tooth, it emits an infrared light over a short distance. The images produced can be read like an x-ray. Because the enamel appears transparent, cavities show up as darker spots. By being able to see through the tooth, the dentist can easily detect any anomalies or cavities at a very early stage.
CariVu is used in conjunction with x-rays to confirm a diagnosis and help determine the best course of treatment.
DIAGNOdent is a diagnostic tool used in conjunction with traditional diagnostic methods (visual exam, x-rays, dental pick). Its fluorescent laser helps detect cavities at an early onset, showing anomalies that are too small to be spotted using other methods. DIAGNOdent measures the level of demineralization in teeth, which is indicative of bacterial activity.
Fast, safe and painless, DIAGNOdent is small enough that it can easily access difficult-to-reach areas, like at the very back of the dental arch. When cavities are detected early on, only minor restorations are needed, meaning no anaesthetics and improved durability.
VELscope is a revolutionary system that can detect oral cancer in its early stages. Because 80% to 90% of oral cancers can be cured if detected and treated quickly, this tool is very useful.
Using VELscope, the dentist examines the mucous membrane inside the mouth to spot any abnormal lesions or precancerous cells. Light and portable, the tool projects a blue fluorescent light. Healthy cells reflect the light, while darker masses are indicative of abnormal tissue or cancer. This exam takes only a few minutes.
Digital X-rays enable a dentist to see your teeth, gums and bones. This type of X-ray generates substantially less radiation than traditional X-rays, and it is safe and comfortable. Several types of images can be taken, including panoramic X-rays (Panorex), bite-wing X-rays and cephalometric radiographs.
Because of the precision of the images produced, digital X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that help detect oral anomalies at an early stage. And, because the images are digital, they can easily be shared with another health professional, in addition to being archived in the patient’s electronic file for future reference.