At Westport Dental, the technology, including digital x-rays and intraoral scanners we use, helps us provide patients with dental care.
Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
At Westport Dental, the technology we use helps to create a treatment plan to help your dental appointments run more 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.
Dental technology helps us to provide patients with efficient dental care and make sure they are fully informed about their oral health.
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.
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 creates accurate, 3D digital dental impressions, an ideal alternative to traditional dental impressions. Your dentist uses an optical scanning wand to take a digital image of your teeth within minutes allowing us to plan your dental treatment, and create Invisalign clear aligners.