Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Drs. Firouzeh or Ashkhasi chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Firouzeh and Ashkhasi utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
Here at Luma Dental in Toronto, we utilize an advanced soft tissue laser treatment.
The soft tissue laser allows our dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures more efficiently and effectively. Soft tissue laser technology in dentistry has become so important through incorporating precision into a number of common and not-so-common procedures. Dental soft tissue lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthier tooth structure; referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
Dental lasers can also reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile. A laser can also be utilized as an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied with a restricted or tight Frenulum, and for babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Firouzeh and Ashkhasi utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
The new 3Shape TRIOS® MOVE is much more than an intraoral scanner.
At Luma Dental, we are dedicated to making your dental treatment as easy, efficient, and comfortable as possible. That means using state-of-the-art 3ShapeTRIOS imaging throughout your treatment. The TRIOS intraoral scanner can be used with all the treatments offered at our practice, from crowns and bridgework to dental implants.
The TRIOS intraoral scanner allows us to have complete control over all aspects of your smile transformation, from your very first appointment to the day your restoration is complete!
Intraoral scanning with TRIOS:
- Elimination of traditional, messy impressions
- High-quality digital impressions improve diagnostics and communication
- Accurately captures your bite in real time a for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning
- The quick scan reduced visits and chair time
- Gives one of the most accurate and consistent performance of the leading intraoral scanners in the dental market
Say goodbye to gagging impressions!