Digital Imaging

At Sunset Ridge Dental, we strive to provide you the best. The digital scanning we use at the clinic helps us diagnose and treat your dental issues accurately and efficiently.

Our digital X-rays and scans can be viewed on our monitors in each treatment room. This allows us to view and discuss these images together with you. We take the time to walk through your treatment plan and answer any questions you may have so you are fully informed when it comes to your dental health.


Digital Radiographs

Digital X-rays use digital sensors instead of traditional photographic x-ray film.

Digital x-rays are invaluable in diagnosing, treating and maintaining your dental health by allowing us to examine parts of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.

Some of the benefits of digital X-rays are:

  • highly detailed computer images of your teeth, gums, roots and nerves.
  • diagnosis of lesions, cysts, tumours and damage due to dental trauma.
  • detection of cavities and the level and overall health of your bone.
  • reduction of radiation exposure by 50%.
  • ability to easily be viewed by dentist and patients together on a computer monitor.
  • easy image transfer between physicians and insurance companies.

We offer three types of Digital Imaging:

Panoramic - Panoramic x-rays capture a single image of your entire mouth using a 360 degree motion. This image is a 2 dimensional image of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, TMJ, and surrounding tissues.

Cephalometric - similar to the panoramic, this x-ray also captures a full image of the entire mouth. However it captures the side view of your face using a side-to-side motion.

Intraoral - These digital x-rays capture images from inside the mouth. Several different kinds are used, but the most commonly used are Bitewings which show the details of the upper and lower teeth and gums in specified areas of the mouth.

iTero scanner

iTero scanners are one of the latest technologies in scanning equipment.

The iTero scanner is a small, wand-like shaped scanner that gently moves around your mouth capturing thousands of images per second. These images are then pieced together to create a 3 dimensional dental image of your mouth.

The images captured by the iTero Scanner are displayed on a screen as they are taken. This saves a huge amount of time for us, and for you, as adequate scans can be seen within minutes.

Gone are the days of messy materials used to make moulds of your teeth. With the iTero scanner we can create physical dental impressions that can be used for restorative dentistry including:

  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Invisalign and other orthodontic appliances
  • Dental Implants
  • Bonding

No gagging. No mess. Just highly accurate 3D impressions of your teeth!

If you are overdue for x-rays or would like book in to discuss your dental health, please call 403-981-3685

iTero digital scanner in Cochrane

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